OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

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

Postby stillwater » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:38 pm

JG7773 wrote:
stillwater wrote:
Redamon1 wrote:
dingbat wrote:There was an actual court case (I think CA supreme court) which ruled that RAP was so complex you couldn't sue an attorney for malpractice if s/he got it wrong


Haha, amazing.


it was probably that creampuff Traynor. He's always watering shit down.


At least it wasn't the 7th Circuit and the shenanigans of Easterbrook and Posner.


not down with Lawl & Economics?

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

Postby JG7773 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:42 pm

stillwater wrote:
JG7773 wrote:
stillwater wrote:
Redamon1 wrote:
Haha, amazing.


it was probably that creampuff Traynor. He's always watering shit down.


At least it wasn't the 7th Circuit and the shenanigans of Easterbrook and Posner.


not down with Lawl & Economics?


I actually don't mind it, but I think my mood has been swayed by my elective this semester (Law & Economics). It is an E&P circus.

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

Postby Bronck » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:43 pm

JG7773 wrote:I actually don't mind it, but I think my mood has been swayed by my elective this semester (Law & Economics). It is an E&P circus.


My torts prof last semester referred to it once as "the religion that is law and economics".
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Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Postby stillwater » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:43 pm

JG7773 wrote:
I actually don't mind it, but I think my mood has been swayed by my elective this semester (Law & Economics). It is an E&P circus.


Do you have to know anything about economics to take that class?

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

Postby JG7773 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:47 pm

stillwater wrote:
JG7773 wrote:
I actually don't mind it, but I think my mood has been swayed by my elective this semester (Law & Economics). It is an E&P circus.


Do you have to know anything about economics to take that class?


I would say no, but there are only 3 people in the class that don't have a business background (either experience or undergrad degree).

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

Postby BlueLotus » Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:31 am

Are the BarBri vids besides Freer's credited, too?

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Postby JG7773 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:33 am

PinkLotus wrote:Are the BarBri vids besides Freer's credited, too?


I thought so. I found the tort videos helpful because he gave you some solid exam tips for ways to flag and indicate various arguments. The property videos were ok, but the professor is pretty polarizing. She loves mnemonic devices and that is what she uses throughout the videos, so if that is helpful to you, you will love her.

I am not sure about the ConLaw videos, but they are done by Chemerinksy, so I can't imagine that they are that bad. . .
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Postby BlueLotus » Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:45 am

So, if my 1st final is April 30, is a schedule where I begin outlining on March 1 and begin full practice exams on April 1 credited? I plan to do new readings for classes Mon-Thurs, and outline Fri (Crim Pro), Sat (Crim/Con), and Sun (Civ Pro).

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

Postby Blumpbeef » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:11 am

PinkLotus wrote:Are the BarBri vids besides Freer's credited, too?


Contracts is a joke and crim is meh.

I actually found some GWU videos decent for Ks
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Postby 20130312 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:12 am

Property? Con law?

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Postby Blumpbeef » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:14 am

InGoodFaith wrote:Property? Con law?


Never watched property, con law is a bit light on details. Sea like decent exam review but not a substitute for class like freer is.

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

Postby BlueLotus » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:17 am

Property is very entertaining...Prof Franzese even sings to help make the present and future estates gel, lol.

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

Postby BlueLotus » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:20 am

Any CSWS'ers try Monster? 5 Hour Energy is nasssssty, yo.

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

Postby Blumpbeef » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:22 am

PinkLotus wrote:Property is very entertaining...Prof Franzese even sings to help make the present and future estates gel, lol.


I should have watched that. I started looking at future interests at 5am the day of the test. I think my answer ended up being close to correct but not quite.

ETA: monster is great but I try to take it easy on the caffeine

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

Postby 20130312 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:22 am

PinkLotus wrote:Any CSWS'ers try Monster? 5 Hour Energy is nasssssty, yo.

Yeah, this is the only energy drink they sell at my school's cafe. It's alright. I'm not a big fan of the taste of any energy drink, except maybe sugar free Red Bull.

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

Postby Tiago Splitter » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:28 am

PinkLotus wrote:Any CSWS'ers try Monster? 5 Hour Energy is nasssssty, yo.

They pretty much only have Monster and Red Bull in stores here in NYC, so I finally broke down and ordered a 24 pack of sugar free Rockstar from Amazon. Monster's not bad though.

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

Postby BlueLotus » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:28 am

IGF, who is in your avatar?

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

Postby 20130312 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:29 am

PinkLotus wrote:IGF, who is in your avatar?

Harvey from Suits.

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

Postby BlueLotus » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:36 am

InGoodFaith wrote:
PinkLotus wrote:IGF, who is in your avatar?

Harvey from Suits.


Looks like a marathon is in order post-writing comp. But until then...

CSWS, baby.

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

Postby BlueLotus » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:59 am

Wear this jawn to psych out your classmates: :lol:

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

Postby MauriceGains » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:06 pm

PinkLotus wrote:Wear this jawn to psych out your classmates: :lol:

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Is this real tea?

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

Postby BlueLotus » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:07 pm

MauriceGains wrote:
PinkLotus wrote:Wear this jawn to psych out your classmates: :lol:

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Is this real tea?

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I just made it on Custom Ink, LOL!

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

Postby 005618502 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:52 pm

PinkLotus wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:
PinkLotus wrote:IGF, who is in your avatar?

Harvey from Suits.


Looks like a marathon is in order post-writing comp. But until then...

CSWS, baby.


You dont watch suits... Yes, you must watch. Awesome show.

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

Postby RoseAberlone » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:55 pm

For those of you saying you've got property down, what's your secret? I feel like I'm reading the materials without absorbing ANY of the rules.

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

Postby stillwater » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:57 pm

RoseAberlone wrote:For those of you saying you've got property down, what's your secret? I feel like I'm reading the materials without absorbing ANY of the rules.


i feel the same way about conlaw




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