OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

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

Postby BlueLotus » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:31 pm

stillwater wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:
PinkLotus wrote:Was Freer's Civ Pro lecture any good?

Any good? It's my single most credited piece of studying advice for Civ Pro.


I never used the lecture, so I'll defer to IGF. BUT! I highly highly recommend his treatise. I pretty much read it leading up to finals and silently laughed to myself to see people paging through the casebook. I am more text-based, rather than auditory, so if you are like me pick up his book. I've heard great things about the lecture though.


Thanks! My prof recommends Glannon tho, so maybe I'll do E&E+Freer lecture.

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Postby 20130312 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:33 pm

I used the E&E as well since we had the Glannon casebook and it was pretty helpful.

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

Postby gaud » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:34 pm

I used the Freer CDs and Glannon's Multiple Choice book. Both were legit and I would recommend. A+ on the final, if that helps.

But mainly, practice tests. It's very mechanical so running through PTs helped me a ton

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

Postby Tiago Splitter » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:36 pm

I thought Glannon was great, and it helped that my prof's lectures sounded a whole lot like chapters out of that book. I didn't use Freer but I know some people who swore by the lecture and ended up doing poorly on the final. Sounds like he does a great job summing up the course but you still gotta put in the legwork.

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

Postby Bronck » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:38 pm

I solely relied on Glannon and it helped me tremendously. Never heard of the Freer

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

Postby Unagi » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:39 pm

When you say Freer lectures, are you referring to the Barbri ones?

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

Postby dingbat » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:40 pm

Anyone got any good suggestions for Leg/Reg supplements or prep?

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Postby 20130312 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:43 pm

Unagi wrote:When you say Freer lectures, are you referring to the Barbri ones?

Yep.

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

Postby Unagi » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:49 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:
Unagi wrote:When you say Freer lectures, are you referring to the Barbri ones?

Yep.


Thanks!

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

Postby dingbat » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:53 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:
Unagi wrote:When you say Freer lectures, are you referring to the Barbri ones?

Yep.

How much does it cost?

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

Postby 20130312 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:55 pm

dingbat wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:
Unagi wrote:When you say Freer lectures, are you referring to the Barbri ones?

Yep.

How much does it cost?

You pay a $50 deposit towards their bar prep and that will give you access to the site with the videos. If you decide to use BarBri for bar prep, you pay the rest later. If not, they will put the money towards a different bar prep service of your choice or I believe they will even refund it if you would prefer that. Not sure on that last point though.

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

Postby Blumpbeef » Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:08 pm

You can most likely get away with paying only $25 for Barbri.

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

Postby gaud » Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:09 pm

I was talking about the Freer Understanding Civ Pro CDs... not the BarBri ones.

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

Postby shumpshump » Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:33 pm

Freer book was amazing. Sole reason why I did well in CivPro.

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

Postby Unagi » Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:20 pm

gaud wrote:I was talking about the Freer Understanding Civ Pro CDs... not the BarBri ones.


This, right? http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/031419 ... e=&seller=

I wonder how different they are from the Barbri lectures...
If you don't mind, how many CDs are there and long does it take to hear them all?

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

Postby gaud » Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:25 pm

Unagi wrote:
gaud wrote:I was talking about the Freer Understanding Civ Pro CDs... not the BarBri ones.


This, right? http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/031419 ... e=&seller=

I wonder how different they are from the Barbri lectures...
If you don't mind, how many CDs are there and long does it take to hear them all?


Yes, that one.


Umm.. I believe there were 8 CDs. Not 100% on the total running time, but I'd say at most each CD was roughly an hour. It's not too in depth, but he hits every major area. It's basically like sitting through a civ pro class with a very enthusiastic professor

this was the other supp I used that I also found very helpful http://www.amazon.com/Glannon-Guide-Civ ... d_sxp_f_pt

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

Postby gaud » Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:28 pm

Oh, it also comes with a nice little outline

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

Postby 20130312 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:46 pm

From gaud's description, it sounds exactly like the BarBri vids, though they were six hours total.

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Postby 005618502 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:41 am

gaud wrote:I used the Freer CDs and Glannon's Multiple Choice book. Both were legit and I would recommend. A+ on the final, if that helps.

But mainly, practice tests. It's very mechanical so running through PTs helped me a ton


Bro you got an A+ in civ pro? MAD props. That was the only class I got median pwned in haha

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

Postby gaud » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:44 am

Nah, A+ on the final. Ended up an A- due to a B on the midterm.

Contracts median pwned me. Fucking contracts.

ETA: Thanks bro

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

Postby Bronck » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:50 am

I know we need to do FAFSA again for loans, but do we need to redo that Need Access bullshit?

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

Postby Blumpbeef » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:51 am

Bronck wrote:I know we need to do FAFSA again for loans, but do we need to redo that Need Access bullshit?


Think no. God I'm not looking forward to fafsa.

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Postby Jsa725 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:04 pm

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

Postby BlueLotus » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:06 pm

People who did well on pure policy ?s on exams--what's your approach? I'm more of a BLL/issue-spotter kinda gal, which is why I got an A in Ks but was absolutely pwned in Property.

Oh, and motivation for the day: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joA1dZ2_5Zs

Enjoy!

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

Postby JG7773 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:06 pm

Jsa725 wrote:Image


This was the headline on the front page of ESPN last night during the marathon UL/ND game. I lol'ed!




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