OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

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

Postby stillwater » Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:40 pm

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

Postby 20130312 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:44 pm

stillwater wrote:got sick and missed monday/tuesday of class. ive managed to stay abreast the reading and have some good students giving me their notes. anyone wanna quiet my inner doubter that im headed to median pwnage bc of this?

I think your performance last semester should be a pretty good indication that you "get" law school.

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

Postby Tom Joad » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:47 am

Brothers. I tried CSWSing and I am too weak to continue. Leave me to die. Carry on.
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Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Postby BuckinghamB » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:52 am

Tom Joad wrote:Brothers. I tried CSWSing and I am too weak to continue. Leave me to die. Carry on.


yep, this is pretty much how i feel. i gave it a valiant effort, though.
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Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Postby LazinessPerSe » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:43 am

stillwater wrote:got sick and missed monday/tuesday of class. ive managed to stay abreast the reading and have some good students giving me their notes. anyone wanna quiet my inner doubter that im headed to median pwnage bc of this?


Is this ironic? Please let this be ironic. You missed two whole days. I booked a class where I missed three weeks worth of classes cumulatively. Law school classes are very pointless in the 1L year because (for the most part) your exams are BLL analysis which you can rip right out of an E&E.

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

Postby shumpshump » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:20 am

LazinessPerSe wrote:
stillwater wrote:got sick and missed monday/tuesday of class. ive managed to stay abreast the reading and have some good students giving me their notes. anyone wanna quiet my inner doubter that im headed to median pwnage bc of this?


Is this ironic? Please let this be ironic. You missed two whole days. I booked a class where I missed three weeks worth of classes cumulatively. Law school classes are very pointless in the 1L year because (for the most part) your exams are BLL analysis which you can rip right out of an E&E.


Depends on the school and the class bro

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Postby Jsa725 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:11 pm

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Postby UnamSanctam » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:06 pm

Tom Joad wrote:Brothers. I tried CSWSing and I am too weak to continue. Leave me to die. Carry on.
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A midwest bro never leaves another midwest bro behind.

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

Postby stillwater » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:07 pm

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Postby Tom Joad » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:44 pm

UnamSanctam wrote:A midwest bro never leaves another midwest bro behind.

:lol: deep.

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Postby paintbynumbers » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:47 pm

celebrate briefly, grind daily

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Postby gregfootball2001 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:24 pm

Was just talking to my Ks prof, and he mentioned how every year, when he was in law school, 2nd semester was when he made his really high grades. He kept it up, others burned out or slacked off, and they fell behind.

Let's keep it up.

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Postby UnamSanctam » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:36 pm

Nobody in my section is slacking off. I'm in a particularly CSWS kind of section.

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Postby stillwater » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:49 pm

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Postby Doorkeeper » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:17 pm

What else should I be doing for Crim and Property during the semester?

I do all of the readings and generally understand the material. Is there anything else I should be doing?

I might start typing my notes to form an outline, but I wonder if there's more I can be doing. Any point in supplements if the material makes sense?

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

Postby BuckinghamB » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:40 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:What else should I be doing for Crim and Property during the semester?

I do all of the readings and generally understand the material. Is there anything else I should be doing?

I might start typing my notes to form an outline, but I wonder if there's more I can be doing. Any point in supplements if the material makes sense?


Even if I understand something, I think the supps are a good source of hypos to practice with. I think it's particularly useful early in the semester when full practice tests are of limited utility, so I can just do practice problems on the limited set of issues we've covered. Although the notes at the end of the readings usually have hypos, too (but not usually with answers).

Also, I have a pretty good chart for Crim that distinguishes between CL, MPC, and Fed statutes that worked pretty well for me last semester. Although it only has crimes that my prof covered, I think it's a pretty good overview of the big picture stuff. For anyone in Crim this semester that wants it, feel free to PM me.
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Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Postby shumpshump » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:41 pm

In the grades thread, people said Torts is generally known as a pretty easy subject and so grades might be more random than other subjects. Is the same true for property and crim? Or are they closer to Ks?

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

Postby Tom Joad » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:48 pm

shumpshump wrote:In the grades thread, people said Torts is generally known as a pretty easy subject and so grades might be more random than other subjects. Is the same true for property and crim? Or are they closer to Ks?

Crim is super easy and everybody will spot most of the issues. So make sure you are super precise and detailed. It is all BLL so it is easy to stop applying the facts to the law. So make sure not to forget to do that too.

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Postby Nova » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:58 pm

Tom Joad wrote:
shumpshump wrote:In the grades thread, people said Torts is generally known as a pretty easy subject and so grades might be more random than other subjects. Is the same true for property and crim? Or are they closer to Ks?

Crim is super easy and everybody will spot most of the issues. So make sure you are super precise and detailed. It is all BLL so it is easy to stop applying the facts to the law. So make sure not to forget to do that too.

My crim class is using Kadish... and everything we have covered in 3 weeks is theories of punishment and shit (basically no BLL). :?

Good to know the BLL is on its way.

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

Postby stillwater » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:15 am

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Postby Nova » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:24 am

Yeah, you must be right. Fuck that. On to Mens Rea!!

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

Postby thelong » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:51 am

Nova wrote:
Tom Joad wrote:
shumpshump wrote:In the grades thread, people said Torts is generally known as a pretty easy subject and so grades might be more random than other subjects. Is the same true for property and crim? Or are they closer to Ks?

Crim is super easy and everybody will spot most of the issues. So make sure you are super precise and detailed. It is all BLL so it is easy to stop applying the facts to the law. So make sure not to forget to do that too.

My crim class is using Kadish... and everything we have covered in 3 weeks is theories of punishment and shit (basically no BLL). :?

Good to know the BLL is on its way.


Are...you in my crim class?

ETA: It's kind of like chewing gristle at this point.

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

Postby Redamon1 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:41 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:What else should I be doing for Crim and Property during the semester?

I do all of the readings and generally understand the material. Is there anything else I should be doing?

I might start typing my notes to form an outline, but I wonder if there's more I can be doing. Any point in supplements if the material makes sense?


Property was rough for me. If you're taught the traditional common law stuff, you'll encounter lots of rules that are complex and arbitrary. My prof crammed 3 massive issue spotters on the exam and it's clear that, although I had prepared, I didn't know the material well enough to get through everything in detail. So I would say that in property more than in other classes, memorize and practice writing out answers early on so that counter-intuitive rules become intuitive and you can deliver detailed answers on demand. You can't rely on common sense policy (as much) to guide your learning and application of the BLL.

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

Postby stillwater » Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:26 pm

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

Postby 20130312 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:43 pm

stillwater wrote:Property is common law at its finest (and most illogical).

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