OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

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Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Postby dietcoke0 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:50 pm

Sleep debt, look it up.

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Postby Blumpbeef » Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:51 pm

dietcoke0 wrote:Sleep debt, look it up.


Oh good. More debt.

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Postby dietcoke0 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:53 pm

Blumpbeef wrote:
dietcoke0 wrote:Sleep debt, look it up.


Oh good. More debt.


LMAO

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Postby Doorkeeper » Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:18 pm

shumpshump wrote:
Doorkeeper wrote:
shumpshump wrote:CivPro Wed., 2/3 through outlining

Thinking of pulling an all-nighter tonight to finish outlining so I have 2 days to take practice exams. Thoughts?

Don't pull an all-nighter. Go to sleep around 3am and wake-up at 10am, or something to that effect.

You don't want to be sleep deprived going into the exam, or while you're taking practice exams.


My test on Wednesday is at 3pm though so I kinda need to change my sleep schedule slightly. On my regular sleep schedule (where I wake up at 9am), by 7pm (when this test will finish on Wed.) I'm tired as fuck. I don't want that to happen on Wed...

Well then work on the outline until like 4-5am and wake up at noon.

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Postby gobuffs10 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:29 pm

noleknight16 wrote:
Blumpbeef wrote:
noleknight16 wrote:I just got destroyed by Civ Pro. Already planning on what I should do when I become homeless and in debt because I can't find a job.

FUCK


Wrong.

Start studying for your next final.


Yeah you're right. Need to see this through to the bitter end.

Maybe everyone else tanked it too?


If your Civ class is anything like mine, you're probably fine. None of us have a fucking clue what's going on.

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Postby JG7773 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:34 pm

gobuffs10 wrote:
noleknight16 wrote:
Blumpbeef wrote:
noleknight16 wrote:I just got destroyed by Civ Pro. Already planning on what I should do when I become homeless and in debt because I can't find a job.

FUCK


Wrong.

Start studying for your next final.


Yeah you're right. Need to see this through to the bitter end.

Maybe everyone else tanked it too?


If your Civ class is anything like mine, you're probably fine. None of us have a fucking clue what's going on.


I have a feeling that my Civ Pro exam will end up like this as well. Our test is closed book / note and we are also accountable for state civil procedure differences when they are extreme from the FRCP. Joy.

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Postby gobuffs10 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:48 pm

JG7773 wrote:I have a feeling that my Civ Pro exam will end up like this as well. Our test is closed book / note and we are also accountable for state civil procedure differences when they are extreme from the FRCP. Joy.


Wow, you must go to a better school than me. My school switches how Civ is taught, so we learn all the stuff about jurisdiction, etc. in Civ Pro II. Basically, we learned about due process, Rule 12(b), discovery, jury selection, and ADR. Her exams are a joke. One of the questions from an old exam: Regardless of its legality, is this an acceptable use of a peremptory challenge? (Answer in 25 words or less). Suggested time: 10 minutes.

10 minutes, to write 25 words, on a yes/no question. We get a full outline, textbook, and a copy of the FRCP. Nobody has even begun to study for this, I don't think.

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Postby Blumpbeef » Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:51 pm

gobuffs10 wrote:
JG7773 wrote:I have a feeling that my Civ Pro exam will end up like this as well. Our test is closed book / note and we are also accountable for state civil procedure differences when they are extreme from the FRCP. Joy.


Wow, you must go to a better school than me. My school switches how Civ is taught, so we learn all the stuff about jurisdiction, etc. in Civ Pro II. Basically, we learned about due process, Rule 12(b), discovery, jury selection, and ADR. Her exams are a joke. One of the questions from an old exam: Regardless of its legality, is this an acceptable use of a peremptory challenge? (Answer in 25 words or less). Suggested time: 10 minutes.

10 minutes, to write 25 words, on a yes/no question. We get a full outline, textbook, and a copy of the FRCP. Nobody has even begun to study for this, I don't think.


lol, I don't even know what preemptory challenge is but thats enough time to look it up on wikipedia and go to starbucks

ETA: just looked it up on wikipedia. Our CivPro class does not do jury selection stuff at all.

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Postby gobuffs10 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:57 pm

Blumpbeef wrote:
gobuffs10 wrote:
JG7773 wrote:I have a feeling that my Civ Pro exam will end up like this as well. Our test is closed book / note and we are also accountable for state civil procedure differences when they are extreme from the FRCP. Joy.


Wow, you must go to a better school than me. My school switches how Civ is taught, so we learn all the stuff about jurisdiction, etc. in Civ Pro II. Basically, we learned about due process, Rule 12(b), discovery, jury selection, and ADR. Her exams are a joke. One of the questions from an old exam: Regardless of its legality, is this an acceptable use of a peremptory challenge? (Answer in 25 words or less). Suggested time: 10 minutes.

10 minutes, to write 25 words, on a yes/no question. We get a full outline, textbook, and a copy of the FRCP. Nobody has even begun to study for this, I don't think.


lol, I don't even know what preemptory challenge is but thats enough time to look it up on wikipedia and go to starbucks

ETA: just looked it up on wikipedia. Our CivPro class does not do jury selection stuff at all.


We spent a whole class doing mock jury selection. And people give me shit for skipping that class.

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Postby JG7773 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:02 pm

gobuffs10 wrote:
JG7773 wrote:I have a feeling that my Civ Pro exam will end up like this as well. Our test is closed book / note and we are also accountable for state civil procedure differences when they are extreme from the FRCP. Joy.


Wow, you must go to a better school than me. My school switches how Civ is taught, so we learn all the stuff about jurisdiction, etc. in Civ Pro II. Basically, we learned about due process, Rule 12(b), discovery, jury selection, and ADR. Her exams are a joke. One of the questions from an old exam: Regardless of its legality, is this an acceptable use of a peremptory challenge? (Answer in 25 words or less). Suggested time: 10 minutes.

10 minutes, to write 25 words, on a yes/no question. We get a full outline, textbook, and a copy of the FRCP. Nobody has even begun to study for this, I don't think.


Our Civ Pro is a 4 credit one semester course, so we smashed everything in. We have everything from PJ and venue to SMJ to discovery to jury issues to appeals. It is going to be a massive shit show.

25 words or less?! That is almost more of a challenge!

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Postby laxbrah420 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:05 pm

JG7773 wrote:25 words or less?! That is almost more of a challenge!

You finding any good 1 semester civ pro practice exams (with answers)? The past exams I'm finding are predominantly split civ pro 1/civ pro 2

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Postby JG7773 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:08 pm

laxbrah420 wrote:
JG7773 wrote:25 words or less?! That is almost more of a challenge!

You finding any good 1 semester civ pro practice exams (with answers)? The past exams I'm finding are predominantly split civ pro 1/civ pro 2


Nope. Even the practice exams that I have found from our professor are from when the class was two semesters (also, no answers).

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Postby LetsGoLAW » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:48 pm

FUCK THIS SHIT. I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE.

PULLING AN ALL NIGHTER. AHAHA I LOVE IT. TYPING THIS FUCKING OUTLINE 6-8 MORE TIMES. 4 MORE PRACTICE TESTS. THEN TWO DAYS OF 10+ HOUR SLEEP. LET'S. MOTHER. FUCKING. GO.

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Postby JG7773 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:52 pm

LetsGoLAW wrote:FUCK THIS SHIT. I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE.

PULLING AN ALL NIGHTER. AHAHA I LOVE IT. TYPING THIS FUCKING OUTLINE 6-8 MORE TIMES. 4 MORE PRACTICE TESTS. THEN TWO DAYS OF 10+ HOUR SLEEP. LET'S. MOTHER. FUCKING. GO.


Kill it!!

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Postby gobuffs10 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:53 pm

LetsGoLAW wrote:FUCK THIS SHIT. I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE.

PULLING AN ALL NIGHTER. AHAHA I LOVE IT. TYPING THIS FUCKING OUTLINE 6-8 MORE TIMES. 4 MORE PRACTICE TESTS. THEN TWO DAYS OF 10+ HOUR SLEEP. LET'S. MOTHER. FUCKING. GO.


Haha intense.

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Postby 005618502 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:55 pm

you guys are funny talking about 7-8 hours of sleep. I am lucky to get 6 most nights. Then again, even when I am not bunkering down I only get 7 max. When I get 8+ I feel like I am wasting time lol

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Postby JG7773 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:57 pm

I am spending tomorrow typing out answers to Torts hypos. Taking it some what light on Monday for review and prep. My first exam (Torts) is on Tuesday at 8:30 am. Having all of my exams being closed book is about to cause my brain to explode!

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Postby Birdnals » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:58 pm

laxbrah420 wrote:
JG7773 wrote:25 words or less?! That is almost more of a challenge!

You finding any good 1 semester civ pro practice exams (with answers)? The past exams I'm finding are predominantly split civ pro 1/civ pro 2


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Postby stargazin » Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:11 am

JG7773 wrote:I am spending tomorrow typing out answers to Torts hypos. Taking it some what light on Monday for review and prep. My first exam (Torts) is on Tuesday at 8:30 am. Having all of my exams being closed book is about to cause my brain to explode!


I don't think there is time to look at your books even if they are open book. I had my first exam for contracts last week and the time crunch was unbelievable. It was totally open book but it barely helped me because there's really no time to flip through (at least with my exam). The best thing is to have all the major stuff memorized, whether open or closed book.

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Postby dextermorgan » Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:12 am

Anyone have any tips for a closed book torts exam? I know the professor is big on analysis, but it seems like torts is such a vast topic to not have anything to refer to.

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Postby shumpshump » Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:13 am

stargazin wrote:
JG7773 wrote:I am spending tomorrow typing out answers to Torts hypos. Taking it some what light on Monday for review and prep. My first exam (Torts) is on Tuesday at 8:30 am. Having all of my exams being closed book is about to cause my brain to explode!


I don't think there is time to look at your books even if they are open book. I had my first exam for contracts last week and the time crunch was unbelievable. It was totally open book but it barely helped me because there's really no time to flip through (at least with my exam). The best thing is to have all the major stuff memorized, whether open or closed book.


I had the opposite experience in torts. One question involved something we barely covered in class and had a really smart part in our textbook. Luckily it was on my outline so I leaned on it to answer the question. Even for relatively simple stuff (proximate cause), I went to it on my outline to make sure I hit all the points.

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Postby JG7773 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:21 am

shumpshump wrote:
stargazin wrote:
JG7773 wrote:I am spending tomorrow typing out answers to Torts hypos. Taking it some what light on Monday for review and prep. My first exam (Torts) is on Tuesday at 8:30 am. Having all of my exams being closed book is about to cause my brain to explode!


I don't think there is time to look at your books even if they are open book. I had my first exam for contracts last week and the time crunch was unbelievable. It was totally open book but it barely helped me because there's really no time to flip through (at least with my exam). The best thing is to have all the major stuff memorized, whether open or closed book.


I had the opposite experience in torts. One question involved something we barely covered in class and had a really smart part in our textbook. Luckily it was on my outline so I leaned on it to answer the question. Even for relatively simple stuff (proximate cause), I went to it on my outline to make sure I hit all the points.


I have tried to make an attack outline to help me memorize those important elements. Proximate cause is relatively simple, as you mention, but there is a lot to discuss to ensure you hit all the points available.

I would be grateful to take a look at anyone's writing on proximate cause and how you handle it in working through the paragraph. Our professor has not provided any sample answers, nor guidance for the exam.

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Postby thelong » Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:22 am

Good CivPro PT just now. Had to negotiate some issues that we hadn't covered in class, but that I've EE'd and outlined on my own. All turned out pretty good looking at the model answer. I snagged 95% of the issues they did in the model answer. I weighted my analysis a little differently on the issues than the model answer and there are still a few places where I need to be better about analyzing according to a formula (SMJ-->PJ --> Venue etc.). Obviously, there's no way to know how these things are actually weighted by the professor.

Anyway, feeling pretty good about CivPro. Tomorrow starts three day crunch time for Torts and then exam on Wednesday. Kind of looking forward to getting to the point in finals time when I can focus on one class at a time, take the final and then put the whole thing away and move on to my next final.

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Postby SportsFan » Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:28 am

Hm... tomorrow is my final day before before my first final on Monday. Any suggestions on how I should spend it?

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Postby shumpshump » Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:31 am

SportsFan wrote:Hm... tomorrow is my final day before before my first final on Monday. Any suggestions on how I should spend it?


I had 7 full days before my first final so the day before, I only read some model answers. Otherwise I made sure to distract myself all day with non-school stuff because I really started getting nervous whenever I wasn't distracted by something. I'd avoid Facebook, etc. where people are constantly posting about how they're either cramming to add more stuff or how they're going to fail or w/e.

Just relax and you'll feel so much better when you're taking the test.




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