OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

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

Postby Pleasye » Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:51 pm

SportsFan wrote:I don't do it now that I have a macbook and mostly write in Pages (which auto-saves to iCloud), but whenever I'd write an sort of essay in Word, I would hit control+S after pretty much every sentence I wrote, as just sort of a natural reaction. I have no idea how I ever started doing that, but it was nice because I never had to worry about not having my work saved lol.

I think I started it after one of those times when I stayed up all night writing a paper and lost it at the last minute. That'll make you a ctrl/command S crazy.

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Postby jgc02a » Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:52 pm

Pleasye wrote:
SportsFan wrote:I don't do it now that I have a macbook and mostly write in Pages (which auto-saves to iCloud), but whenever I'd write an sort of essay in Word, I would hit control+S after pretty much every sentence I wrote, as just sort of a natural reaction. I have no idea how I ever started doing that, but it was nice because I never had to worry about not having my work saved lol.

I think I started it after one of those times when I stayed up all night writing a paper and lost it at the last minute. That'll make you a ctrl/command S crazy.



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

Postby JG7773 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:37 pm

Torts exam is in the rear view mirror. Not sure how to feel, but it is done. 3.5 hour exam and I was able to construct nearly 7200 words into logical (at least to me) fashion. Overall, I am glad it is behind me. Time for Property. . . CSWS.

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Postby The Greyest Goose » Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:03 pm

What's the best way to organize a contracts hypo with multiple potential contracts?

Contract 1
Offer
Acceptance
Enforceability
Breach
Damages

Contract 2
Offer
Acceptance
Enforceability
Breach
Damages

The problem I have is if contract 1 is valid or invalid, it could affect if contract 2 is valid or invalid (i.e. contract 1 is valid, contract 2 is now prexisting duty. Contract 1 invalid, no preexisting duty). I'm trying to think of a way to organize myself so that i will recognize issues in contract 2 that could vary depending on the outcome of contract 1.

Should I otherwise do

Contract 1
Offer
Acceptance
Enforceability
Breach
Damages

Contract 2 (if contract 1 is valid)
Offer
Acceptance
Enforceability
Breach
Damages

Contract 2 (if contract 1 is invalid)
Offer
Acceptance
Enforceability
Breach
Damages

This seems more organized but it also seems like I would end up doing a bunch of redundant material (ie enforceability is the same whether K1 is valid or invalid) and wasting time.

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Postby shredderrrrrr » Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:08 pm

Civ Pro down, three to go.

It sucks. I started out feeling pretty good during the multiple choice. Then I absolutely crushed the short-answer/mini-essay portion. I was ready to crush the big essay but didn't have enough time to get everything down. About half-way through, it just turned into a jumbled mess of me throwing out cases, rules, and tests I knew needed to be applied. Knew my shit, but didn't manage time well enough.

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Postby SportsFan » Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:33 pm

Since I'd only studied contracts for a few days before my exam yesterday, I was definitely pretty worried today when I started studying for torts that I would just forget everything. Definitely surprised with how much I remember, though I still needed to look at my outline 3 or 4 times during the practice test I just finished (my finals closed book, so starting tomorrow I'm not even gonna look at my outline during practice exams).

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Postby minnbills » Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:37 pm

Just finished Civ Pro....

It went not so great. Maybe ok. Only one person seemed to feel good about it. There was a HUGE time crunch and it was much more difficult than the PE.

Things got pretty jumbled and I paid short shrift to an issue and screwed up another one. But on the whole I did a good job of answering the question, citing the rule and reciting the elements, and analyzing from both sides. So I don't think I did terribly.

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

Postby shredderrrrrr » Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:49 pm

jgc02a wrote:
Pleasye wrote:
SportsFan wrote:I don't do it now that I have a macbook and mostly write in Pages (which auto-saves to iCloud), but whenever I'd write an sort of essay in Word, I would hit control+S after pretty much every sentence I wrote, as just sort of a natural reaction. I have no idea how I ever started doing that, but it was nice because I never had to worry about not having my work saved lol.

I think I started it after one of those times when I stayed up all night writing a paper and lost it at the last minute. That'll make you a ctrl/command S crazy.



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awkward...

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Postby apollo2015 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:47 pm

I just finished my last final exam of the year, accidentally almost hit on one of my professors for next semester at the school's post-test luncheon, and then hung out at a cocktail lounge. Now I am feeling very CSWS about Christmas Vacation.

Here's my prediction as to how I will relatively do in my classes.

1. LWR (I totally dominated the first paper)
2. Contracts (I seem to be the only person in the class who doesn't think they failed Ks. Maybe I totally missed more issues then they did, but I hella spotted lots of issues and stuffs.)
3. Civil Procedure (Everyone seemed happy after this test. I went on a two page monologue on a stealth issue during the final that will either net me an A+ or a much lower grade if it turns out I was tilting at windmills.)
4. Torts (Everyone thinks that they did well in Torts, and the professor was telling everyone what they needed to do to succeed. Thus, I probably faced the most competition here.)

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Postby skers » Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:48 pm

Went into the exam feeling pretty good...now, not so good.

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Postby gaud » Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:50 pm

TemporarySaint wrote:Went into the exam feeling pretty good...now, not so good.


Don't stress on it. It's over. Chances are that everyone else feels the same way!

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for next semester i have crim pro, property, con law, and admin.

anyone have good recommendations for supps? very much appreciated

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Postby gobuffs10 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:52 pm

First final today. This was supposed to be my easy one. I can confirm for everyone now that my approach to finals does not work, and those of you killing yourselves studying are probably doing it right.

This test absolutely fucked me up. It felt like I'd never seen a single bit of criminal law before. Three problems, word limits of 1200, 1500, and 1000. I think I did 1100, 800, and 400. I have never felt this awful after an exam before, not even after the first time I sat for the LSAT. Everyone else said it was fine, and they felt good about it. I refused to share anything at all.

I legitimately may have failed this exam. CS...WS? S.

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Postby SportsFan » Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:26 pm

My torts professor provided 2 sample answers for one old exam. One answer was ~4200 words, the other answer was ~8000 words (I wrote ~5500 words when I was taking the practice exam today, not that it matters haha). Of course, I always expected the amount written to matter the least on this exam, since this professor is the only one that actually cares about spelling and grammar...

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Postby JG7773 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:28 pm

SportsFan wrote:My torts professor provided 2 sample answers for one old exam. One answer was ~4200 words, the other answer was ~8000 words (I wrote ~5500 words when I was taking the practice exam today, not that it matters haha). Of course, I always expected the amount written to matter the least on this exam, since this professor is the only one that actually cares about spelling and grammar...


That is just brutal!

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Postby LetsGoLAW » Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:35 pm

I DID IT! I feel great after my exam!

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Postby Maximized » Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:37 pm

1 down, 3 to go!!!

Just finished my first exam. 9-hour online exam we could do at home. Supposed to only take four hours but extra time if you want to polish... I went 8-5 on that b****. Word limits of 1000, 1000, and 2000 were too low and had to spend an hour cutting even after editing. Leg.Reg., so I would've liked to have gotten into more of the canons and methods of agency implementation (statutory, scientific, economic, political), but they didn't seem terrible applicable. Otherwise, my issue-spotting was good, analysis of Chevron, State Farm, and APA Sec. 706 were spot-on, and my policy arguments were pretty strong. Good riddance to that class, now on to da next one.

CSWS f**kers, we're almost done with achieving our glory. In the words of Andrew Biersack, we have traded our hearts, but we will rise back up. Don't let the price law school has exacted on our mental health, physical well-being, relationships, bank accounts, and will to live be in vain. The credited response is to come out swinging.

"Go forth and set the world on fire." -St. Ignatius Loyola

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Postby minnbills » Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:40 pm

okay I am feeling worse and worse about my exam.

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Postby Maximized » Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:44 pm

minnbills wrote:okay I am feeling worse and worse about my exam.
Screw that!!! On to da next one son

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Postby SportsFan » Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:46 pm

minnbills wrote:okay I am feeling worse and worse about my exam.

Lol I felt pretty good for a few hours after my exam yesterday, then felt bad for a few hours, and have been pretty neutral ever since. Seems like maybe you're going through the same cycle I did. Don't worry too much about it!

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Postby ThreeRivers » Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:47 pm

Maximized wrote:
minnbills wrote:okay I am feeling worse and worse about my exam.
Screw that!!! On to da next one son

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkU9oVGr1KE

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Postby Jsa725 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:04 pm

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Postby gobuffs10 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:31 pm

Maximized wrote:1 down, 3 to go!!!

Just finished my first exam. 9-hour online exam we could do at home. Supposed to only take four hours but extra time if you want to polish... I went 8-5 on that b****. Word limits of 1000, 1000, and 2000 were too low and had to spend an hour cutting even after editing. Leg.Reg., so I would've liked to have gotten into more of the canons and methods of agency implementation (statutory, scientific, economic, political), but they didn't seem terrible applicable. Otherwise, my issue-spotting was good, analysis of Chevron, State Farm, and APA Sec. 706 were spot-on, and my policy arguments were pretty strong. Good riddance to that class, now on to da next one.

CSWS f**kers, we're almost done with achieving our glory. In the words of Andrew Biersack, we have traded our hearts, but we will rise back up. Don't let the price law school has exacted on our mental health, physical well-being, relationships, bank accounts, and will to live be in vain. The credited response is to come out swinging.

"Go forth and set the world on fire." -St. Ignatius Loyola


Far too late.

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

Postby buckythebadger » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:51 pm

gobuffs10 wrote:First final today. This was supposed to be my easy one. I can confirm for everyone now that my approach to finals does not work, and those of you killing yourselves studying are probably doing it right.

This test absolutely fucked me up. It felt like I'd never seen a single bit of criminal law before. Three problems, word limits of 1200, 1500, and 1000. I think I did 1100, 800, and 400. I have never felt this awful after an exam before, not even after the first time I sat for the LSAT. Everyone else said it was fine, and they felt good about it. I refused to share anything at all.

I legitimately may have failed this exam. CS...WS? S.


You'll be fine dude. Its all water under the bridge now. Just blow the next 3 exams out of the water

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Postby noleknight16 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:01 pm

Property tomorrow. My last final. This one is HUGE. Half essay half multiple choice. LEGGO

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Postby Gorki » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:03 pm

minnbills wrote:okay I am feeling worse and worse about my exam.


2L here but this is the credited response to any exam. Once grades are released you will either be relieved or at the very least know your limits and how you did. The people in my section that claimed to rock out their exams fell into two groups: 5% that actually rocked exam, 95% that did median or lower.




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