CIVIL PROCEDURE FINAL EXAM HELP

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Ineedhelpplease
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CIVIL PROCEDURE FINAL EXAM HELP

Postby Ineedhelpplease » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:24 am

Hey,

I have a month to go before my final; I have basically (due to personal problems) fallen back in my readings, creating an outline. I am ok :cry: with every topic but is there any checklist out there that anyone knows of that can keep me in line for the final.

FYI: I have EE for civ proc. I have not read it yet.

Thanks for any help

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Re: CIVIL PROCEDURE FINAL EXAM HELP

Postby delusional » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:31 am

Ineedhelpplease wrote:Hey,

I have a month to go before my final; I have basically (due to personal problems) fallen back in my readings, creating an outline. I am ok :cry: with every topic but is there any checklist out there that anyone knows of that can keep me in line for the final.

FYI: I have EE for civ proc. I have not read it yet.

Thanks for any help

You can come up with decent outlines just from Googling. Also, you have a month left - nobody who isn't on TLS has an outline yet. I mentioned to a successful 3L about two weeks ago that I wanted to start outlining, and she thought I was nuts.

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Re: CIVIL PROCEDURE FINAL EXAM HELP

Postby Ineedhelpplease » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:36 am

thanks :? . A little relieved; but I am still freaking.

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Re: CIVIL PROCEDURE FINAL EXAM HELP

Postby NotMyRealName09 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:33 pm

I didn't begin outlining until after the Thanksgiving break, and I aced everything. It is possible.

You know where you can find an amazing outline that will cover everything your professor wants you to know? THE TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR YOUR CASEBOOK.

Just reference your syllubus to note the order in which your professor covered topics, then take the casebook's table of contents and copy down the headings in the order you covered them. This is the shell of your brand new outline. Now go back to the first topic and begin to flip through your book in the order of your outline, and use your notes from class and annotations you made in the casebook to fill in the outline under the headings.

Just remember that your professor planned the entire symester out before the first day of class, coordiniating his or her own lecture notes with the readings assigned. I know outlining can be an intimidating mystery at first, but your professor had a plan and you saw it in action. So just go back and summarize what you covered. Good luck.

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Re: CIVIL PROCEDURE FINAL EXAM HELP

Postby Iceman389 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:17 am

Ineedhelpplease wrote:Hey,

I have a month to go before my final; I have basically (due to personal problems) fallen back in my readings, creating an outline. I am ok :cry: with every topic but is there any checklist out there that anyone knows of that can keep me in line for the final.

FYI: I have EE for civ proc. I have not read it yet.

Thanks for any help


Go pick up Acing Civ Pro from the library if you can. Provides a great check list approach to the various topics. It is helping me alot in my outlining. See if you can get an old outline for the sake of seeing an example of structure if you need. Don't be afraid to ask your classmates for help either they are prob better suited to help than we are.

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Re: CIVIL PROCEDURE FINAL EXAM HELP

Postby johndhi » Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:28 am

Start by breaking the class down into important chunks. Civ Pro is very much a series of different types of analysis. I don't have a perfect grasp of it anymore, but some basic ones are, like:

how to analyze whether something should be dismissed for failure to state a claim,
how to analyze whether whether something should be dismissed for lack of personal jurisdiction (and maybe subject matter jurisdiction, but not as likely as personal to be on there)
how to analyze a motion for summary judgment
how to do an erie analysis

each chunk has certain cases associated with it (Twombly for 12(b)(6), Celotex for MSJ, etc.). you just need to learn the magic words from those cases ("construing all facts in favor of plaintiff...") and apply them to the facts you're given. run through your checklist of different doctrines to make sure you've hit them all.

if your professor particularly liked discussing the policy implications of a certain rule (say, rule 23 class actions, or rule 11 sanctions), practice writing out some sample answers to vague policy questions on those topics.

Good luck! I got the highest grade in my t-14 civ pro class.

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Re: CIVIL PROCEDURE FINAL EXAM HELP

Postby Ineedhelpplease » Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:17 pm

thanks for all the replies




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