Brief in 48 hours.

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Villanova3
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Brief in 48 hours.

Postby Villanova3 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:29 pm

My 1L brief is due in 48 hours. Can it be done?

I have very small parts of it written and all the research done.

Just need to do some serious analysis, etc.

Thoughts?

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Re: Brief in 48 hours.

Postby rad lulz » Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:31 pm

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Re: Brief in 48 hours.

Postby Villanova3 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:32 pm

Just want to know if you can do it in 48 hours and still get a good grade?

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Re: Brief in 48 hours.

Postby Sapientia » Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:32 pm

rad lulz wrote:
Villanova3 wrote:My 1L brief is due in 48 hours. Can it be done?

I have very small parts of it written and all the research done.

Just need to do some serious analysis, etc.

Thoughts?

What do you want someone to tell you? "No, it can't be done, you're fucked?" If enough people tell you it's impossible, will you stop working altogether? What is the point of this shit thread?

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Re: Brief in 48 hours.

Postby rad lulz » Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:33 pm

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Re: Brief in 48 hours.

Postby kaiser » Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:34 pm

It was possible, but the time you spent making this thread pushed it over the line to impossible. Sorry bro.

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Re: Brief in 48 hours.

Postby DrGuano » Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:36 pm

cool story. would read again.

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Re: Brief in 48 hours.

Postby shock259 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:38 pm

Go play Xbox for 47 hours. It'll clear your head and help you write better.

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Re: Brief in 48 hours.

Postby AVBucks4239 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:41 pm

OP found a fellow procrastinator in another thread (viewtopic.php?f=3&t=179015&start=25) so thought he could maybe find more by starting this thread.

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Re: Brief in 48 hours.

Postby Villanova3 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:46 pm

AVBucks4239 wrote:OP found a fellow procrastinator in another thread (viewtopic.php?f=3&t=179015&start=25) so thought he could maybe find more by starting this thread.



Exactly!

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Re: Brief in 48 hours.

Postby the11111111 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:57 pm

If you're being serious, it can be done... But it will take a lot...

Last semester I wrote my memo on the last day (My add just blocked me from doing absolutely anything for some reason), but I had most everything done and a basic outline ready before I wrote it. I got a decent grade... That being said the brief takes much more work and it is a lot more time consuming than the memo... You're won't be able to sleep for those 48 hours and you'll have to have some razor sharp focus... I hope you can pull it off GOOD LUCK...

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Re: Brief in 48 hours.

Postby I.P. Daly » Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:49 pm

You're good. Attorneys have to do it all the time.

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Re: Brief in 48 hours.

Postby alicrimson » Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:37 pm

I guess you'll find out. I know I've got my draft argument due tomorrow and I've spent about 36 ish hours just going through the writing process. I haven't proofed and still think its God awful/am thanking said God that it is not going to be graded. I could be wrong, but I think part of how long your brief will take depends on the complexity of your subject. If you have, say, the individual mandate, it might take longer (or really any con law topic) but if you have a tort issue or something a little less abstract/silly you should be okay. I hate lrw/app ad so my slowness might be reflective of that. Good luck!

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Re: Brief in 48 hours.

Postby Cupidity » Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:43 pm

Out of 100 entries for the two-week long moot court competition, I made the top 32 for the honors round with a 9 hour brief.

It can be done bro, persevere!

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Re: Brief in 48 hours.

Postby alicrimson » Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:48 pm

Cupidity wrote:Out of 100 entries for the two-week long moot court competition, I made the top 32 for the honors round with a 9 hour brief.

It can be done bro, persevere!


Nice. That is highly encouraging. I am jealous of your fast brief writing skills.

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Re: Brief in 48 hours.

Postby crossarmant » Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:48 pm

Just pour as much effort as you can into it for the next 2 days, probably won't be A material, but you'll do well enough I imagine. I'm doing the same, but I have a week and a half. I hate this so much. I mean, chances are you'll get a B anyways. Everyone gets a B in LRW.

How I imagine LRW grading goes:
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Re: Brief in 48 hours.

Postby shoeshine » Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:51 pm

Step 1: Get the F**k off the internet.

Step 2: Write Brief

Step 3: Profit

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Re: Brief in 48 hours.

Postby Cupidity » Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:53 pm

Assuming this is kosher with your honor code or the nature of the assignment - most briefs are based on real conflicts currently pending before the Supreme Court, if you can find the case it is modeled after on westlaw, you should be able to pull up the party briefs and mine them for sources as a shortcut to researching all the issues.

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Re: Brief in 48 hours.

Postby 180asBreath » Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:53 pm

How long is a brief (how many words or double-spaced pages)?

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Re: Brief in 48 hours.

Postby shoeshine » Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:54 pm

Cupidity wrote:Assuming this is kosher with your honor code or the nature of the assignment - most briefs are based on real conflicts currently pending before the Supreme Court, if you can find the case it is modeled after on westlaw, you should be able to pull up the party briefs and mine them for sources as a shortcut to researching all the issues.

This is against the honor code at most schools.

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Re: Brief in 48 hours.

Postby Villanova3 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:00 pm

Cupidity wrote:Out of 100 entries for the two-week long moot court competition, I made the top 32 for the honors round with a 9 hour brief.

It can be done bro, persevere!



Thank you for this... hah!

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Re: Brief in 48 hours.

Postby Cupidity » Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:05 pm

shoeshine wrote:
Cupidity wrote:Assuming this is kosher with your honor code or the nature of the assignment - most briefs are based on real conflicts currently pending before the Supreme Court, if you can find the case it is modeled after on westlaw, you should be able to pull up the party briefs and mine them for sources as a shortcut to researching all the issues.


This is against the honor code at most schools.


Would not surprise me.

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Re: Brief in 48 hours.

Postby AVBucks4239 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:19 pm

OP: yes, it can be done. Hardest thing to do is start, so get on that.

Also, for law school as a whole, it is not nearly as stressful when you don't procrastinate. Stay on top of your shit and it will seem a lot easier.

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Re: Brief in 48 hours.

Postby reformed calvinist » Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:05 pm

I have a draft too. Skimming the rest of my cases. Hardest part is forcing my ideas into the required structure. Just persevere.

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Re: Brief in 48 hours.

Postby DocHawkeye » Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:17 pm

180asBreath wrote:How long is a brief (how many words or double-spaced pages)?


Mine has two issues and will be about 40 double spaced pages when finished. Much of this is boilerplate though - statement of jurisdiction, standard of review, table of authorities, table of contents, and etc. The actual analysis will be roughly 20 pages.




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