OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

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

Postby LetsGoLAW » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:36 pm

Jsa725 wrote:
LetsGoLAW wrote:Anyway, a serious question.

I went to my professors and realized my mistake was getting ahead of myself. In each class, I noticed I misread the some facts. I suppose my nervousness translated into misreading some finer details. To rectify this, I am re-reading Getting to Maybe and writing out the E&E problems. Taking my time with ensuring my legal analysis is superb. Thoughts?

Other than that, applying law to fact, issue spotting, organization, typing speed, arguing both sides, coming to a "probable" conclusion, etc., are my strengths.


did you mini-O/L the exam OR read facts and splurge typing?
how many times did you read the fact pattern?


Yes. I used the LEEWS method. I read the fact pattern twice. It took a little longer. During the test, my discipline would diminish (out of fear for time) and I just continued typing.

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Postby Jsa725 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:39 pm

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Postby LetsGoLAW » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:42 pm

Both. But like I said, my discipline trailed off. I guess my question is, what builds better discipline? I wrote about ~5 practice exams per class. I suppose more will definitely help.

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Postby BlueLotus » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:43 pm

I'm a LEEWSer, too. While the techniques are great for breaking down issue spotters into manageable components, Miller doesn't really cover strategies for policy ?s. What is a good policy supplement for Crim? (I will def. check out the policy chapter in GTM, as someone else here mentioned)

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Postby LetsGoLAW » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:46 pm

PinkLotus wrote:I'm a LEEWSer, too. While the techniques are great for breaking down issue spotters into manageable components, Miller doesn't really cover strategies for policy ?s. What is a good policy supplement for Crim? (I will def. check out the policy chapter in GTM, as someone else here mentioned)


Dressler, hands down.

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

Postby UnamSanctam » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:46 pm

Dressler's shit is pretty good on policy from what I hear.

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Postby BlueLotus » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:49 pm

People here rave about the Freer CivPro Barbri vid. Are the Crim, Crim Pro, and Con Law ones any good?

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

Postby soj » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:49 pm

Dresslergod is good on everything.

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Postby Jsa725 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:52 pm

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Postby JG7773 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:11 am

Commerce clause shenanigans to close out my night. Lopez, Morrison, and Reich will be a fun class tomorrow!

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Postby Bronck » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:16 am

soj wrote:Dresslergod is good on everything.


Can't wait to ACE my class after praying in the temple of Dressler

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

Postby BlueLotus » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:17 am

Bronck wrote:
soj wrote:Dresslergod is good on everything.


Can't wait to ACE my class after praying in the temple of Dressler


Are u guys using the 2009 edition?

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Postby Bronck » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:19 am

PinkLotus wrote:
Bronck wrote:
soj wrote:Dresslergod is good on everything.


Can't wait to ACE my class after praying in the temple of Dressler


Are u guys using the 2009 edition?


CB you mean? I think we're using Kadish, but I figure Dressler is going to be clutch for any of the CBs.

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Postby BlueLotus » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:21 am

Bronck wrote:
PinkLotus wrote:
Bronck wrote:
soj wrote:Dresslergod is good on everything.


Can't wait to ACE my class after praying in the temple of Dressler


Are u guys using the 2009 edition?


CB you mean? I think we're using Kadish, but I figure Dressler is going to be clutch for any of the CBs.


No, I meant the 2009 Dressler supplement from the "Understanding" series. My class was assigned the 2012 Kadish casebook.

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Postby Bronck » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:22 am

PinkLotus wrote:No, I meant the 2009 Dressler supplement from the "Understanding" series. My class was assigned the 2012 Kadish casebook.


Oh, my bad. I'm using the newest edition, whichever that one is.

ETA: looks like 2012, 6th edition. I got it for 18 bucks Kindle version.
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Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Postby Blumpbeef » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:22 am

The world was black and I was unspeakably depressed that for all those years and all that work, I had so little to show.

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

Postby nucky thompson » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:25 am

LetsGoLAW wrote:Both. But like I said, my discipline trailed off. I guess my question is, what builds better discipline? I wrote about ~5 practice exams per class. I suppose more will definitely help.


what exactly did you do wrong with regard to missing facts - its impossible to say how to get better unless we know what you did did not do

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

Postby stillwater » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:37 am

just BEAST on the facts. I wrote in massive red font at the top of my torts attack outline: STAY CLOSE TO FACT. It helped me stay focused.

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

Postby Bronck » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:45 am

Any brotips for USAO Civil interview? Found some good info on criminal division interviews on here, but not as much on civil.

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Postby LetsGoLAW » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:53 am

I swear, Chereminsky is a godsend in Con Law.

Bronck wrote:Any brotips for USAO Civil interview? Found some good info on criminal division interviews on here, but not as much on civil.


Ah, fuck, bro. I can only comment on in-house interviewing skills. Good luck!

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

Postby BlueLotus » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:55 pm

Great free flashcard making app: http://www.studyblue.com/

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

Postby Bronck » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:44 pm

Con law. Lol. lol. lol.

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

Postby JG7773 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:53 pm

Bronck wrote:Con law. Lol. lol. lol.


This.

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

Postby Tiago Splitter » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:56 pm

Bronck wrote:Con law. Lol. lol. lol.

One lol for each of the three professors we've had so far. Clever.

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

Postby JG7773 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:01 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:
Bronck wrote:Con law. Lol. lol. lol.

One lol for each of the three professors we've had so far. Clever.


You've had three professors this semester for Con?




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