Less than a week to learn Con Law... help?

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Less than a week to learn Con Law... help?

Postby piccolittle » Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:13 pm

Need a method to learn enough Con Law not to fail my exam on Tuesday. Median would be super amazing (unlikely, I know). Didn't go to class. We apparently learned individual rights and EPC/SDP kind of stuff. Chemerinsky is incomprehensible. What I need is something like Acing Civ Pro or flowcharts to just break it down and regurgitate on the exam.

Any advice? I basically need to start from the beginning but in this class I don't know where the beginning is.

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Re: Less than a week to learn Con Law... help?

Postby traehekat » Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:51 pm

I would still go with Chemerinsky. I learned an entire semester's worth of Con Law I in about 4 days with it and ended up doing more than fine on the exam.

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Re: Less than a week to learn Con Law... help?

Postby rawrab » Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:51 pm

look at outline depot for a good outline and memorize it

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Re: Less than a week to learn Con Law... help?

Postby studebaker07 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:41 pm

Chemerinsky is the CR, but I found the Gilbert Audio Guide from John Jeffries helpful (LinkRemoved).

I aced Constitutional Law last semester if you want my outline or attack sheet.

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Re: Less than a week to learn Con Law... help?

Postby sundance95 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:46 pm

^ pm'd

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Re: Less than a week to learn Con Law... help?

Postby yngblkgifted » Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:50 am

shameless bump

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Re: Less than a week to learn Con Law... help?

Postby protein » Tue May 01, 2012 5:59 pm

+1 for chemerinsky

basically used it in lieu of my crappy notes


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Re: Less than a week to learn Con Law... help?

Postby Always Credited » Tue May 01, 2012 6:59 pm

poaster: "hey guys I didnt study for the LSAT at all and want to go to T6, can I get a quick breakdown on the test?"

TLS 0L's:

"LOL GL BRO, DIE"
"scrub wants T6 with no work. Idiot. have fun failing"
"TTTTT cooley for you"

poaster: "hey guys I didn't study at all for an entire lawl skool semester, can you teach me my class?"

TLS 1, 2, 3L's:

"yeah bro here's everything you need"
"sup, here's what to do...*complete answer to question with all issues and explanations*"
"haha I did the same thing - here's the outline I used for an 'A'"


Hm.

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Re: Less than a week to learn Con Law... help?

Postby TTH » Tue May 01, 2012 10:04 pm

Always Credited wrote:poaster: "hey guys I didnt study for the LSAT at all and want to go to T6, can I get a quick breakdown on the test?"

TLS 0L's:

"LOL GL BRO, DIE"
"scrub wants T6 with no work. Idiot. have fun failing"
"TTTTT cooley for you"

poaster: "hey guys I didn't study at all for an entire lawl skool semester, can you teach me my class?"

TLS 1, 2, 3L's:

"yeah bro here's everything you need"
"sup, here's what to do...*complete answer to question with all issues and explanations*"
"haha I did the same thing - here's the outline I used for an 'A'"


Hm.


The one thing law school teaches you is humility.

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Re: Less than a week to learn Con Law... help?

Postby pinkcamellia » Tue May 01, 2012 10:05 pm

TTH wrote:The one thing law school teaches you is humility.


+1

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Re: Less than a week to learn Con Law... help?

Postby roaringeagle » Tue May 01, 2012 10:11 pm

I was actually talking to this Columbia grad on Saturday and he told me that Con Law is the one class on which using an outside book is critical. I assume he meant Chemerinsky.

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Re: Less than a week to learn Con Law... help?

Postby deebs » Tue May 01, 2012 10:28 pm

I worked for my con law professor over the summer. He read me some of the answers to certain questions he thought were just leaps and bounds above the rest. I wondered why it sounded so familiar; it was chemerinsky written into the exam - analogies, case summaries, everything. It doesn't matter if chemerinsky is incomprehensible, just write what he says about the topic into the exam. I read the whole thing twice, got an A- w/o reading more than 5 cases.

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Re: Less than a week to learn Con Law... help?

Postby piccolittle » Tue May 01, 2012 10:44 pm

Con law final was today. Thanks for the help everyone!!!! What a messed up exam. Seriously so weird.

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Re: Less than a week to learn Con Law... help?

Postby the_dude83 » Tue May 05, 2015 1:55 am

Which "chemerinsky" are you guys referring to? The Principles and Policies book?

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Re: Less than a week to learn Con Law... help?

Postby Learned Throw Hands » Tue May 05, 2015 2:00 am

Nice bump lol and yeah the P and P.

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Re: Less than a week to learn Con Law... help?

Postby LSATobsessed » Tue May 05, 2015 11:56 am

I did it in a day. Look at old exam answers and use them as canned answers.

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Re: Less than a week to learn Con Law... help?

Postby whats an updog » Tue May 05, 2015 3:11 pm

I cannot confidently reply since I don't know my grade yet, but I basically wrote my exam based on Chemerinsky supplemented by relevant quotes directly from opinions that I had in my outline.

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Re: Less than a week to learn Con Law... help?

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue May 05, 2015 3:14 pm

The 6-hour Freer 1L Lecture on the Barbri site is pretty legit. To have access I think you need to have signed up at some point and maybe paid $25 (although there were times we could sign up for free).

ETA: Derp. Freer's excellent lecture is on CivPro. But there's a Chemerinsky lecture on barbri that I found more comprehensible than his book.




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