2L exam prep thread

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby Pretzel_Logic » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:43 pm

kalvano wrote:
keg411 wrote:Admin sounds like the most horrible thing ever.


If you can understand it, it's actually the most useful class I've taken in law school. Plus, you can get a good grade because so many others will be completely lost.


My teacher is awesome. In fact, he's so awesome, I don't think anybody is lost.

SHOOT. haha. Well...I think I've learned it...hopefully the curve doesn't ruin my life and eat all my steak. I figure if I get Mathews, Chevron, and notice and comment up on this thing I should be relatively okay. I have those down. 2lol.

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby traehekat » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:48 pm

Pretzel_Logic wrote:I figure if I get Mathews, Chevron, and notice and comment up on this thing I should be relatively okay. I have those down. 2lol.


yup, that's pretty much my plan. pretty sure the curve is going to be brutal, though. i missed probably half of the classes, and of those i did attend, any time someone would talk in that class i would be like, "lol... what?"

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby de5igual » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:57 pm

kalvano wrote:
f0bolous wrote:Why is there no E&E for Oil&Gas? I don't think I'm ever taking state-specific classes ever again.


Are you in Texas?


Yes

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby kalvano » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:32 am

f0bolous wrote:
kalvano wrote:
f0bolous wrote:Why is there no E&E for Oil&Gas? I don't think I'm ever taking state-specific classes ever again.


Are you in Texas?


Yes


I'm assuming not SMU - I can try and find you an O&G outline for Lowe at SMU if that would be helpful. Apparently he's some sort of legend in O&G.

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby rad lulz » Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:54 pm

My tax exam performance inspired me to study harder for my other ones. Fuck yeah.

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby de5igual » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:54 pm

kalvano wrote:
f0bolous wrote:
kalvano wrote:
f0bolous wrote:Why is there no E&E for Oil&Gas? I don't think I'm ever taking state-specific classes ever again.


Are you in Texas?


Yes


I'm assuming not SMU - I can try and find you an O&G outline for Lowe at SMU if that would be helpful. Apparently he's some sort of legend in O&G.


I've got some outlines, and the "In a Nutshell" book (I think by Lowe). Just no motivation to actually start anything.

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby Pretzel_Logic » Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:02 pm

So today in our Admin final, Examsoft made every PC crash. lolololol. That three-hour final turned into five hours quick.

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby kalvano » Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:14 pm

Hearsay is fucking stupid. What's the point of excluding it if damn near everything is covered by an exemption?

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby kalvano » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:41 pm

Is it just me, or are the CALI lessons on Evidence very poorly-worded? I find myself getting a question wrong and looking at the explanation and thinking "that's exactly what I said" before realizing that it randomly changed the form of the question or what it was asking somewhere in there.

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby wiseowl » Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:22 pm

Pretty much true of CALI in general, unfortunately. Always a huge waste of time.

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby kalvano » Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:33 pm

My prof is all M/C and you must say why the answer is right or wrong. He specially said CALI is a good place to prep, and he pulls a lot of his examples from there. It's just hard to get a good sense of where I am. I've never used CALI before.

I guess a better question would be on the Siegel's Q&A book, if am getting 90% right on the M/C in the back, is that good, or are those generally too easy?

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:40 pm

kalvano wrote:My prof is all M/C and you must say why the answer is right or wrong. He specially said CALI is a good place to prep, and he pulls a lot of his examples from there. It's just hard to get a good sense of where I am. I've never used CALI before.

I guess a better question would be on the Siegel's Q&A book, if am getting 90% right on the M/C in the back, is that good, or are those generally too easy?


I just got Siegel's Q&A today and I haven't missed many of the first 25 MC. I also have not read much for this class all semester long and just started studying. I have a feeling that they are just too easy (though I hope I just retained way more than I thought I did throughout the semester).

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby td6624 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:59 pm

if you go to most of the classes, do most of the reading, and take notes (half-assedly, but they still make sense for the most part)... what are the chances of getting worse than a C- on the exam?

nearly zero, right?

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby Doritos » Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:01 pm

td6624 wrote:if you go to most of the classes, do most of the reading, and take notes (half-assedly, but they still make sense for the most part)... what are the chances of getting worse than a C- on the exam?

nearly zero, right?


Agreed. Throw in an old outline that's half decent and you got a serious shot at median my friend!

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby goosey » Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:04 pm

how on earth do i study for my exams. help.

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby Bikeflip » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:01 pm

goosey wrote:how on earth do i study for my exams. help.


You don't. Just write PFM for every answer.

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby td6624 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:17 pm

Doritos wrote:
td6624 wrote:if you go to most of the classes, do most of the reading, and take notes (half-assedly, but they still make sense for the most part)... what are the chances of getting worse than a C- on the exam?

nearly zero, right?


Agreed. Throw in an old outline that's half decent and you got a serious shot at median my friend!


my brain understands this. my gut does not.

arrggghhh

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby PirateCap'n » Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:43 pm

Have to learn Evidence by 8:00 Monday. Tell me I can do this and stay sane. The prof. is giving us the rules, but it's closed-book otherwise. Any suggestions on how to focus the studying?

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby kalvano » Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:57 pm

PirateCap'n wrote:Have to learn Evidence by 8:00 Monday. Tell me I can do this and stay sane. The prof. is giving us the rules, but it's closed-book otherwise. Any suggestions on how to focus the studying?


Just memorize the rules, really. Do some CALI lessons and practice hearsay...when I sat down to my M/C exam after doing CALI and the McNaughton / Morgan hearsay exams over and over, I barely had to look at my outline.

There's very few cases that you need to know, the rules are pretty much it.

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby as stars burn » Tue May 01, 2012 10:32 am

wiseowl wrote:Pretty much true of CALI in general, unfortunately. Always a huge waste of time.


+1. I stopped doing Cali after first semester of 1L year because the wording didn't match up with my Professor so it was just confusing me. I tried it again this semester for Evidence, and lo and behold, same damn confusion. Never again. I'll stick to re-reading, re-condescending my outline and flash cards.

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby rad lulz » Tue May 01, 2012 2:41 pm

as stars burn wrote:
wiseowl wrote:Pretty much true of CALI in general, unfortunately. Always a huge waste of time.


+1. I stopped doing Cali after first semester of 1L year because the wording didn't match up with my Professor so it was just confusing me. I tried it again this semester for Evidence, and lo and behold, same damn confusion. Never again. I'll stick to re-reading, re-condescending my outline and flash cards.

My experience with Cali as well.

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby geekrocker37 » Tue May 01, 2012 2:47 pm

Bankruptcy - Exam has 3 hr 45 min time frame, professor says 3:15 should be more than enough.

No one leaves early, people leave answers blank.


Bring on the curve baby.

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby rad lulz » Tue May 01, 2012 2:48 pm

geekrocker37 wrote:Bring on the curve baby.

My attitude toward all exams.

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Re: 2L exam prep thread

Postby Antilles Haven » Tue May 01, 2012 2:51 pm

rad lulz wrote:
geekrocker37 wrote:Bring on the curve baby.

My attitude toward all exams.

There are a good number of 1L's who are in my evidence class as their elective :evil: :evil:




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