OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

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

Postby uvabro » Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:59 pm

Tom Joad wrote:Chirelstein is a good overview of Ks, but it isn't very nuanced and I doubt it covers everything you do in class.

-guy who got a bad Ks grade.

Absolutely read it. You can read it in 1 day. It's worth devoting a day to a month out, but don't use it as your key supplement. But out of the 2 people I know who read it, they got 2 of the 4 a's in a class of 30-something. It reads like a story, and leads to a deeper understanding of some of the harder concepts.

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Postby thelawschoolproject » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:21 pm

lrslayer wrote:
going to go have coffee with him in half an hour :)

hey, we have torts this semester, can I get some supp recs from you fall torts alums
our casebook is Schwartz if that makes a difference.



I used the torts e & e and that was all I really needed. It's a pretty straightforward subject, but I think there's value in working through the problems that the e&e gives you if (like me) your professor didn't have any exams on file for you to work through.

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

Postby lrslayer » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:07 pm

thelawschoolproject wrote:
lrslayer wrote:
going to go have coffee with him in half an hour :)

hey, we have torts this semester, can I get some supp recs from you fall torts alums
our casebook is Schwartz if that makes a difference.



I used the torts e & e and that was all I really needed. It's a pretty straightforward subject, but I think there's value in working through the problems that the e&e gives you if (like me) your professor didn't have any exams on file for you to work through.

thanks! i bet you're killing it ;)

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

Postby UnamSanctam » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:20 pm

thelawschoolproject wrote:
lrslayer wrote:
going to go have coffee with him in half an hour :)

hey, we have torts this semester, can I get some supp recs from you fall torts alums
our casebook is Schwartz if that makes a difference.



I used the torts e & e and that was all I really needed. It's a pretty straightforward subject, but I think there's value in working through the problems that the e&e gives you if (like me) your professor didn't have any exams on file for you to work through.


Credited, from discussions with other people. Torts is the class for which you least need a supplement, but honestly why not take advantage of a good supp?

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

Postby shumpshump » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:01 pm

Bronck wrote:I used Chirelstein. Didn't find it particularly useful though. He did a pretty good job of clearing up the BLL, but it wasn't anything earth shattering.


Bro, on a separate issue, I heard our con-law Prof specifically said in a "how to do well in law school" thing last semester that she doesn't like students using supplements, can tell that students read Chirelstein when reading their tests, and takes that into account when giving them a grade on that exam. I'm so fucked.

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

Postby Bronck » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:04 pm

shumpshump wrote:
Bronck wrote:I used Chirelstein. Didn't find it particularly useful though. He did a pretty good job of clearing up the BLL, but it wasn't anything earth shattering.


Bro, on a separate issue, I heard our con-law Prof specifically said in a "how to do well in law school" thing last semester that she doesn't like students using supplements, can tell that students read Chirelstein when reading their tests, and takes that into account when giving them a grade on that exam. I'm so fucked.


I specifically emailed her about whether she recommended the Chemerinsky supplement and she told me "yes".

ETA: I remember that discussion (went to it), and I just recall her saying something along the lines of "Chemerinsky will say that Issue X requires A, B and C. I can tell kids used Chemerinsky in class if they say the same thing , even though I said it requires A, B, C and D." Or something along those lines.
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Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Postby shumpshump » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:06 pm

Bronck wrote:
shumpshump wrote:
Bronck wrote:I used Chirelstein. Didn't find it particularly useful though. He did a pretty good job of clearing up the BLL, but it wasn't anything earth shattering.


Bro, on a separate issue, I heard our con-law Prof specifically said in a "how to do well in law school" thing last semester that she doesn't like students using supplements, can tell that students read Chirelstein when reading their tests, and takes that into account when giving them a grade on that exam. I'm so fucked.


I specifically emailed her about whether she recommended the Chemerinsky supplement and she told me "yes".


Oh what?? THANK YOU SO MUCH. I feel so much better now haha

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

Postby Bronck » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:08 pm

shumpshump wrote:
Bronck wrote:
shumpshump wrote:
Bronck wrote:I used Chirelstein. Didn't find it particularly useful though. He did a pretty good job of clearing up the BLL, but it wasn't anything earth shattering.


Bro, on a separate issue, I heard our con-law Prof specifically said in a "how to do well in law school" thing last semester that she doesn't like students using supplements, can tell that students read Chirelstein when reading their tests, and takes that into account when giving them a grade on that exam. I'm so fucked.


I specifically emailed her about whether she recommended the Chemerinsky supplement and she told me "yes".


Oh what?? THANK YOU SO MUCH. I feel so much better now haha


I think Chirelstein will be useful since it should cover what we cover. But, I think just pay attention to any places where she [maybe doesn't distinguish] but says things a little differently.

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

Postby BuckinghamB » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:08 am

For all those who are in Property this semester, you should definitely check out this little gem for possessory estates and future interests (if you're covering that).
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Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Postby whatismylife » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:12 pm

Looking for a supplement for my Corporations class...anybody have suggestions?

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Postby Jsa725 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:28 pm

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Postby llachans » Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:36 pm

Con Law is ROUGH. I got the May & Ides E&E. Are there any other supplements people would suggest? I would like a shorter/more concise version that gives me the absolute necessary points over the early, key cases. (Sorry if this was earlier in the thread. If it was, I must have missed it.)

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Postby IrwinM.Fletcher » Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:25 pm

llachans wrote:Con Law is ROUGH. I got the May & Ides E&E. Are there any other supplements people would suggest? I would like a shorter/more concise version that gives me the absolute necessary points over the early, key cases. (Sorry if this was earlier in the thread. If it was, I must have missed it.)


Dude. Chemerinsky is all you need. And you'll definitely need it.

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Postby SportsFan » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:02 pm

After a few weeks of this semester, where we have electives, I've realized I got really lucky with my section. The others all seem like they're full of gunners, while mine doesn't really have any (well, 2-3 that maybe are gunners, but aren't particularly bad IMO).

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

Postby llachans » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:06 pm

IrwinM.Fletcher wrote:
llachans wrote:Con Law is ROUGH. I got the May & Ides E&E. Are there any other supplements people would suggest? I would like a shorter/more concise version that gives me the absolute necessary points over the early, key cases. (Sorry if this was earlier in the thread. If it was, I must have missed it.)


Dude. Chemerinsky is all you need. And you'll definitely need it.


I grabbed the E&E because my prof recommended it, but I'll grab the Chemerinsky as well. Thanks!

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

Postby uvabro » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:22 pm

llachans wrote:
IrwinM.Fletcher wrote:
llachans wrote:Con Law is ROUGH. I got the May & Ides E&E. Are there any other supplements people would suggest? I would like a shorter/more concise version that gives me the absolute necessary points over the early, key cases. (Sorry if this was earlier in the thread. If it was, I must have missed it.)


Dude. Chemerinsky is all you need. And you'll definitely need it.


I grabbed the E&E because my prof recommended it, but I'll grab the Chemerinsky as well. Thanks!

yo aren't there 2 e&e's?

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Postby Jsa725 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:28 pm

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Postby gaud » Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:29 pm

Jsa725 wrote:any CSWS'n out there today?


with my client letter, yes. fuck my life.

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Postby Jsa725 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:36 pm

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

Postby JG7773 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:41 pm

Jsa725 wrote:
gaud wrote:
Jsa725 wrote:any CSWS'n out there today?


with my client letter, yes. fuck my life.

i feel your pain... apparently nobody in the legal profession uses client letters anymore, ya know, they call or email


I am on that legal memo grind as well! I wish that I would have put a little bit more time into this over the break as opposed to 5 days before it is due.

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

Postby Nova » Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:46 pm

Jsa725 wrote:any CSWS'n out there today?

CSWS (except to watch the super bowl)!!!

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Postby Jsa725 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:47 pm

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

Postby Tiago Splitter » Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:51 pm

I have a feeling my ungraded brief/oral argument is going to be a huge time sink which I will regret come grade season.

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

Postby Jsa725 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:55 pm

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

Postby Stringer6 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:23 pm

supplements that worked for me:

Torts: E & E
Crim: Dressler
Ks: Acing Ks
Civil Procedure: E & E + Freer Lecture
Corporations: E & E
Con Law: Chemerinsky




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