OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

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

Postby minnbills » Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:25 pm

Does your prof want you to use cases? I'm not planning on using any

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Postby Lacepiece23 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:28 pm

MIne said he wanted cases so I used it throughout the test. It was pretty easy though I just used the first name of the case and what rue came out of it. However, just go with what your prof wants. If he doesn't care its only going to slow you down.

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

Postby thelong » Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:44 pm

AssumptionRequired wrote:Alright on the eve of my torts exam, wanted to see if others were noticing the same thing... I dont use any cases (maybe a couple) when I am doing my torts practice tests. Is anyone else noticing the same thing?


Yeah, mine is a closed book exam, so that's how I've been practicing, which means the cases that I do site are usually just key cases like Rylands or even basics like Dougherty just because I happen to remember it for trespasses which don't cause damage by virtue of the trespass.

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

Postby JG7773 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:54 pm

thelong wrote:
AssumptionRequired wrote:Alright on the eve of my torts exam, wanted to see if others were noticing the same thing... I dont use any cases (maybe a couple) when I am doing my torts practice tests. Is anyone else noticing the same thing?


Yeah, mine is a closed book exam, so that's how I've been practicing, which means the cases that I do site are usually just key cases like Rylands or even basics like Dougherty just because I happen to remember it for trespasses which don't cause damage by virtue of the trespass.


I am in the same boat. I have about 5 cases in my mind that I use if they come up in the fact pattern, but beyond that, I leave case names out. Our professor did say it was fine to refer to the concept of the case or a distinguishing feature. Like Moore v. Regents would be the "Spleen Case".

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

Postby Blumpbeef » Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:15 am

JG7773 wrote:
thelong wrote:
AssumptionRequired wrote:Alright on the eve of my torts exam, wanted to see if others were noticing the same thing... I dont use any cases (maybe a couple) when I am doing my torts practice tests. Is anyone else noticing the same thing?


Yeah, mine is a closed book exam, so that's how I've been practicing, which means the cases that I do site are usually just key cases like Rylands or even basics like Dougherty just because I happen to remember it for trespasses which don't cause damage by virtue of the trespass.


I am in the same boat. I have about 5 cases in my mind that I use if they come up in the fact pattern, but beyond that, I leave case names out. Our professor did say it was fine to refer to the concept of the case or a distinguishing feature. Like Moore v. Regents would be the "Spleen Case".


Did you get moore v regents in Torts? We had it as a property issue.

And ya I never use any cases on my practice tests except when I'm talking about something like "the morrison tort" or rylands-type liability. Otherwise I would only refer to cases by analogy.



Good luck everyone!

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Postby Raiden » Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:24 am

The cases can sometimes be helpful in your analysis.

In criminal, for example, you could point to some of the cases in causation, to see how reasonably foreseeable something is, and how your fact pattern compares to the case you cite.

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

Postby JG7773 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:31 am

Blumpbeef wrote:
JG7773 wrote:
thelong wrote:
AssumptionRequired wrote:Alright on the eve of my torts exam, wanted to see if others were noticing the same thing... I dont use any cases (maybe a couple) when I am doing my torts practice tests. Is anyone else noticing the same thing?


Yeah, mine is a closed book exam, so that's how I've been practicing, which means the cases that I do site are usually just key cases like Rylands or even basics like Dougherty just because I happen to remember it for trespasses which don't cause damage by virtue of the trespass.


I am in the same boat. I have about 5 cases in my mind that I use if they come up in the fact pattern, but beyond that, I leave case names out. Our professor did say it was fine to refer to the concept of the case or a distinguishing feature. Like Moore v. Regents would be the "Spleen Case".


Did you get moore v regents in Torts? We had it as a property issue.

And ya I never use any cases on my practice tests except when I'm talking about something like "the morrison tort" or rylands-type liability. Otherwise I would only refer to cases by analogy.



Good luck everyone!


Yeah we had Moore as a case dealing with Informed Consent and elements surrounding it. My property class was useless. We covered maybe 120 pages over the semester.

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Postby Pleasye » Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:53 am

Property is not a fun time at all.

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Postby gaud » Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:36 pm

:shock:

My exam is in a couple hours.

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Postby minnbills » Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:50 pm

gaud wrote::shock:

My exam is in a couple hours.


Good luck bro. You'll crush it

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Postby gaud » Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:52 pm

minnbills wrote:
gaud wrote::shock:

My exam is in a couple hours.


Good luck bro. You'll crush it


Thanks man. I'll just be happy to FINALLY have one out of the way

*brofist*

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Postby seahawk32 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:15 pm

glad that's over
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Postby Jsa725 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:16 pm

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Postby 20130312 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:17 pm

LET'S FUCKING GO

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Postby gaud » Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:17 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:LET'S FUCKING GO


amen brother

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Postby Jsa725 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:26 pm

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Postby Bronck » Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:47 pm

Erie Q:

I don't really get how the twin aims of Erie are very different (discouragement of forum shopping and inequitable administration of the laws). If the latter applies, doesn't the former necessarily follow? Does anyone have good examples for both?

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Postby SportsFan » Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:54 pm

Just got back from my first exam (contracts). Interesting, to say the least. 2.5 hours to do a hypo that was ~1.75 pages long (single spaced). Was a weird hypo (the offer/acceptance was REALLY weird), but I did my best. I was confused and nervous for the first 25-30 minutes, which sucked, since I ended up writing a bunch of random stuff all over the place, and skipping around from issue to issue. But after that I calmed myself down a lot and went at it logically. Finished writing about all the issues I initially spotted with like 30 minutes at the end, which let me find like 3 more to write about it. My paper maybe wasn't as fluid as it could have been, but this professor doesn't really seem to care about that. Ended up writing like 29,000 characters, which I guess is a good amount (didn't say how many words, but I guess around 5000-5500) considering how much I went back and deleted and rewrote stuff that I write in the beginning.

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

Postby Pleasye » Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:56 pm

gaud wrote::shock:

My exam is in a couple hours.

Good luck! You got this <3

You too jsa and IGF and anyone else who has an exam today!

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Postby Jsa725 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:59 pm

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

Postby SportsFan » Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:02 pm

Jsa725 wrote:
SportsFan wrote:Just got back from my first exam (contracts). Interesting, to say the least. 2.5 hours to do a hypo that was ~1.75 pages long (single spaced). Was a weird hypo (the offer/acceptance was REALLY weird), but I did my best. I was confused and nervous for the first 25-30 minutes, which sucked, since I ended up writing a bunch of random stuff all over the place, and skipping around from issue to issue. But after that I calmed myself down a lot and went at it logically. Finished writing about all the issues I initially spotted with like 30 minutes at the end, which let me find like 3 more to write about it. My paper maybe wasn't as fluid as it could have been, but this professor doesn't really seem to care about that. Ended up writing like 29,000 characters, which I guess is a good amount (didn't say how many words, but I guess around 5000-5500) considering how much I went back and deleted and rewrote stuff that I write in the beginning.



grats!! tip: dont talk about it w/ your classmates... bury it in the back of your mind and focus on your next task...

CSWS :D

Trust me, I didn't. Lol. I'm about to throw away all my contracts stuff and get started on torts studying. May take a few hours off first, though. Haha.

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Postby Jsa725 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:06 pm

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

Postby SportsFan » Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:12 pm

Jsa725 wrote:
SportsFan wrote:Trust me, I didn't. Lol. I'm about to throw away all my contracts stuff and get started on torts studying. May take a few hours off first, though. Haha.


nice... imma bout to head into my K's exam shortly :shock: :shock:

Just don't know what I did and freak out for the first half hour and you'll be fine! Haha... seriously though, I never really understood "word vomit" (I thought I may have been guilty of it before, but clearly not) until its exactly what happened to me at first. Relax and you'll be fine!

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

Postby swimmer11 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:11 pm

Jsa725 wrote:
SportsFan wrote:Trust me, I didn't. Lol. I'm about to throw away all my contracts stuff and get started on torts studying. May take a few hours off first, though. Haha.


nice... imma bout to head into my K's exam shortly :shock: :shock:


GOOD LUCK MY CSWS BROTHA.

YOU ARE GOING TO VIOLATE THESE EXAMS SO HARD THEY FINNA CALL DA COPS ON YOU

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

Postby swimmer11 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:16 pm

serious question - How hard are you guys studying? What do you do at night? Are you just grinding hard as fuck still? I feell




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