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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby beach_terror » Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:42 pm

I have a 24 hour environmental law take home on Monday. Started and finished my outline for it this week. Just looked over last years test and sample answer and did about 75% of it in a half hour... got every correct. What the fuck. People last year said it took them 20 hours to do it all. Nervously confident right now.

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby mths » Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:47 pm

I don't even WANT to know tax. FUCK THIS CLASS!!!!!

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby goosey » Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:38 am

so..I spent the past two days studying for a pass/fail class bc i didnt do crap all semester and literally had to teach myself the whole class. I seriously could not tell you one thing we went over in class after the 2nd week of class.

wanted to spend this weekend on tax and t&e but i guess thats out of the question

exam is monday morning..hoping I can study for 5 hrs tomorrow and squeeze in 5 hrs of t&e

dont think i can get to tax until after mondays exam is over, but my tax exam isnt until the 23rd, so somebody please tell me that i have enough time :shock:

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby fathergoose » Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:02 am

goosey wrote:so..I spent the past two days studying for a pass/fail class bc i didnt do crap all semester and literally had to teach myself the whole class. I seriously could not tell you one thing we went over in class after the 2nd week of class.

wanted to spend this weekend on tax and t&e but i guess thats out of the question

exam is monday morning..hoping I can study for 5 hrs tomorrow and squeeze in 5 hrs of t&e

dont think i can get to tax until after mondays exam is over, but my tax exam isnt until the 23rd, so somebody please tell me that i have enough time :shock:

Similar situation. Teaching myself all of corporations this weekend for Monday. Still don't know tax and its on Wednesday.

If I can do it. You can do it.

(caveat being that I may not be able to do it and it will remain to be seen if you can do it but lets not think about that.)

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:20 am

goosey wrote:my tax exam isnt until the 23rd, so somebody please tell me that i have enough time :shock:

:|

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby mirodh » Sun Dec 11, 2011 3:29 am

fathergoose wrote:
goosey wrote:so..I spent the past two days studying for a pass/fail class bc i didnt do crap all semester and literally had to teach myself the whole class. I seriously could not tell you one thing we went over in class after the 2nd week of class.

wanted to spend this weekend on tax and t&e but i guess thats out of the question

exam is monday morning..hoping I can study for 5 hrs tomorrow and squeeze in 5 hrs of t&e

dont think i can get to tax until after mondays exam is over, but my tax exam isnt until the 23rd, so somebody please tell me that i have enough time :shock:

Similar situation. Teaching myself all of corporations this weekend for Monday. Still don't know tax and its on Wednesday.

If I can do it. You can do it.

(caveat being that I may not be able to do it and it will remain to be seen if you can do it but lets not think about that.)


Please, Please, PLEASE be in my corporations class...At least I know I won't be the only one without a fucking clue

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby fathergoose » Sun Dec 11, 2011 3:42 am

mirodh wrote:
fathergoose wrote:
goosey wrote:so..I spent the past two days studying for a pass/fail class bc i didnt do crap all semester and literally had to teach myself the whole class. I seriously could not tell you one thing we went over in class after the 2nd week of class.

wanted to spend this weekend on tax and t&e but i guess thats out of the question

exam is monday morning..hoping I can study for 5 hrs tomorrow and squeeze in 5 hrs of t&e

dont think i can get to tax until after mondays exam is over, but my tax exam isnt until the 23rd, so somebody please tell me that i have enough time :shock:

Similar situation. Teaching myself all of corporations this weekend for Monday. Still don't know tax and its on Wednesday.

If I can do it. You can do it.

(caveat being that I may not be able to do it and it will remain to be seen if you can do it but lets not think about that.)


Please, Please, PLEASE be in my corporations class...At least I know I won't be the only one without a fucking clue

If you go to school in TX you might be in luck. If not, well...bummer.

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby mirodh » Sun Dec 11, 2011 3:55 am

fathergoose wrote:
mirodh wrote:
fathergoose wrote:
goosey wrote:so..I spent the past two days studying for a pass/fail class bc i didnt do crap all semester and literally had to teach myself the whole class. I seriously could not tell you one thing we went over in class after the 2nd week of class.

wanted to spend this weekend on tax and t&e but i guess thats out of the question

exam is monday morning..hoping I can study for 5 hrs tomorrow and squeeze in 5 hrs of t&e

dont think i can get to tax until after mondays exam is over, but my tax exam isnt until the 23rd, so somebody please tell me that i have enough time :shock:

Similar situation. Teaching myself all of corporations this weekend for Monday. Still don't know tax and its on Wednesday.

If I can do it. You can do it.

(caveat being that I may not be able to do it and it will remain to be seen if you can do it but lets not think about that.)


Please, Please, PLEASE be in my corporations class...At least I know I won't be the only one without a fucking clue

If you go to school in TX you might be in luck. If not, well...bummer.


Henry Who? =-P

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby mths » Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:12 am

mths wrote:I don't even WANT to know tax. FUCK THIS CLASS!!!!!

Just spent 14 hours on it. I have median knowledge of half of it. Another 14 tomorrow and I should be able to cruise the waves of mediocrity.

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby as stars burn » Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:38 am

Tax on Wednesday (pass/fail), Commercial Law on Thursday, and Legislation on Friday. It has been beyond awful trying to study.

Commercial Law (secured transactions mixed with commercial paper) is multiple choice. 50 multiple choice questions with fact patterns to be completed in 90 minutes plus a 90 minute essay. I HATE multiple choice so much. I don't know how I'm even going to be able to finish :cry:

P.S. I am getting flooded with requests for my Professor's tax handouts, haha. Serves me right, but I think I've helped enough people. Yikes!
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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby snowpeach06 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:09 pm

Ohh my god, I LOVE the internet. I just found a one page document while randomly looking for sample exams that says: here is exactly how you need to answer a First Amendment question if you are the government or if you are the speaker. And here are the counter arguments. And this is the one thing I couldn't get a grip on, so, I'm super excited.

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby Cupidity » Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:11 pm

My professor believes that every issue I broach on my evidence exam should begin with a 401 analysis. Are you fucking serious?

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby as stars burn » Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:02 pm

Where did my motivation go? It's gone.

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby beach_terror » Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:10 pm

Haha, nice. I've been sitting here outlining random statutory provisions for my exam tomorrow just to keep busy... even though it's not really going to do much.

12/23... soon.

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby jkay » Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:10 pm

Does anyone have a good issue spotting attack outline for conlaw (i.e. something like in the front of the book with the briefs keyed to Chemerinsky)?

My conlaw outline is huge, sprawling, and completely without focus. If you have one and are willing to share, you rule.

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby Ty Webb » Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:26 pm

Someone help a dude understand a tax concept. Plz. Just one.

This is from my prof's exam from last year. Somehow I just can't really figure out exactly what he is asking or what the rule is.

Question:
Two has previously invested a significant amount in a new vessel which was designed to transport foreign sourced liquified natural gas (LNG) into the US Market. The vessel is actually owned through a 100 % owned entity, a Texas LLC, which is "disregarded" for US income tax purposes (Two LNG, LLC). Two LNG, LLC has purchased this vessel for the amount of 100x, financing the acquisition of this vessel with a nonrecourse loan in the amount of 90x. Two and Lender thought the interest expens and the principal of the 90x loan could be amortized with the charter revenue anticipated to be received for the vessel, but the worldwide market for LNG has become very depressed and the vessel is now idle. Accumulated tax depreciation for the vessel is 40x. The market value of the vessel has declined to 70x because of the market conditions. The principal balance on the loan remains at 90x. Two has indicated to Lender that it is abandoning its (indirect) ownership of the vessel (or its interest in Two LNG, LLC).

Provide appropriate advice to Two on the federal income tax effects.


Anybody?

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby OperaSoprano » Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:55 pm

as stars burn wrote:Where did my motivation go? It's gone.

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I love this. Permission to borrow?

As for 3L, would not be so awful without required corporations. It feels like a serious waste of time for anyone headed PI.

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby Helmholtz » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:01 pm

OperaSoprano wrote:
as stars burn wrote:Where did my motivation go? It's gone.

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I love this. Permission to borrow?


Half of the law students I'm friends with on Facebook have already posted it, so I would say that it's fair game for all.

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby beach_terror » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:06 pm

24 hour take home in the morning. I've done about all I could do to study so I think its time to go home and have a few beers and just call it an early night. Good luck to all.

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby OperaSoprano » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:07 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote:
as stars burn wrote:Where did my motivation go? It's gone.

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I love this. Permission to borrow?


Half of the law students I'm friends with on Facebook have already posted it, so I would say that it's fair game for all.


Give me credit-- I am *trying* to hide away and make myself care about shareholder litigation and indemnification provisions. It just... isn't going well.

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby Helmholtz » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:12 pm

OperaSoprano wrote:Give me credit-- I am *trying* to hide away and make myself care about shareholder litigation and indemnification provisions. It just... isn't going well.


What is this "caring" business you speak of

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby keg411 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:13 pm

Two more days until my first final. Going to fail. Praying for median.

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby OperaSoprano » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:28 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote:Give me credit-- I am *trying* to hide away and make myself care about shareholder litigation and indemnification provisions. It just... isn't going well.


What is this "caring" business you speak of


Tell me about it. :arrow: 3L year.

My <3 and luck to everyone mid exams.

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby BeenDidThat » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:40 pm

Alright, so what's the best way to deal with getting no-offered for the inevitable grade drop? Lie to friends who ask? Pretend you never had a job? Please advise.

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby BeenDidThat » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:43 pm

Cupidity wrote:My professor believes that every issue I broach on my evidence exam should begin with a 401 analysis. Are you fucking serious?


Lolz. Because, you know, opposing counsel is going to object on the basis that your evidence is irrelevant for every single thing you try to introduce.




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