OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

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

Postby Pleasye » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:41 pm

MauriceGains wrote:At long last, I haz located a jerb. :) Good luck to everyone else still questing for summer work and keep grindin'!

Nice. Congrats.

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Postby brotherdarkness » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:44 pm

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Postby stillwater » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:45 pm

brotherdarkness wrote:
stillwater wrote:LETS GET THIS THREAD GOING. WHO'S GONNA OUTLINE CRIM FOR ME?!?!!?!


If you need something to get you started, I'm happy to share my outline from last semester. My professor wanted comparisons between the general common law and the MPC, which is how my outline is formatted.

On this same note, if anyone has any nifty flowcharts for contracts, torts, or conlaw, or anything else particularly helpful, I'd be super appreciative...


ooo id be interested in that

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Postby GSCgold » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:48 pm

stillwater wrote:LETS GET THIS THREAD GOING. WHO'S GONNA OUTLINE CRIM FOR ME?!?!!?!



Bro, I've been going after Dressler like nothin else. Our class is using the Kadish book and its a bunch of policy (AKA I know close to no BLL from the book) so Dressler is gold because it gives the BLL plus policy arguments for both sides.

I'll be getting my outline up-to-date tomorrow if you wanna take a glance at it. We've done theories of punishment, culpability (little AR and lots of MR), murder, rape, attempt, and probably something else I'm not thinking of.

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Postby brotherdarkness » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:09 pm

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Postby stillwater » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:43 pm

how's everyone feeling about the material a month or so out from finals?

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Postby Robert Paulson » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:50 pm

stillwater wrote:how's everyone feeling about the material a month or so out from finals?


I haven't started memorizing yet, but I feel like I understand property and con law fairly well, but Civ Pro is a different story... I feel behind from where I was last semester, but I don't feel burnt out at all like I did last semester. Planning to finish the readings this weekend and adopt the "last one in the library" mentality for the rest of the semester.

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Postby stillwater » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:54 pm

Robert Paulson wrote:
stillwater wrote:how's everyone feeling about the material a month or so out from finals?


I haven't started memorizing yet, but I feel like I understand property and con law fairly well, but Civ Pro is a different story... I feel behind from where I was last semester, but I don't feel burnt out at all like I did last semester. Planning to finish the readings this weekend and adopt the "last one in the library" mentality for the rest of the semester.


I don't even remember what I did last semester or how I felt at the equivalent point in the semester. I feel like I am beginning to get the general framework of crim, conlaw and property, i.e. how I would actually approach an exam. But I still have a lot to memorize.

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Postby SportsFan » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:59 pm

stillwater wrote:how's everyone feeling about the material a month or so out from finals?

Haven't started memorizing any material yet, but I know parts of con law and crim pretty well. Since I have MC finals and 2 word limited essay finals, I'm going to try to focus on doing short hypo's and MC questions (hoping starting this weekend, since my rewritten appellate brief is due then), while last semester I pretty much just outlined and did practice tests.

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Postby gaud » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:01 pm

stillwater wrote:how's everyone feeling about the material a month or so out from finals?


I'm getting every A in every class, brother.

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Postby stillwater » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:05 pm

gaud wrote:
stillwater wrote:how's everyone feeling about the material a month or so out from finals?


I'm getting every A in every class, brother.


damn, man. i hope i'll be joining you on that one.

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Postby gaud » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:07 pm

stillwater wrote:
gaud wrote:
stillwater wrote:how's everyone feeling about the material a month or so out from finals?


I'm getting every A in every class, brother.


damn, man. i hope i'll be joining you on that one.


You'll be there bro.

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Postby Bronck » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:07 pm

stillwater wrote:
gaud wrote:
stillwater wrote:how's everyone feeling about the material a month or so out from finals?


I'm getting every A in every class, brother.


damn, man. i hope i'll be joining you on that one.


+1. Don't feel like I know the content that well yet... but, I'm now in the: "read supplements and enhance outlines" stage, so hopefully that helps me out.

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Postby SportsFan » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:08 pm

I only have 3 weeks of class left (excluding tomorrow)... definitely getting serious now. :?

Honestly, I don't know about anyone else, but 1L has really gone by quickly, and thank god for that.

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Postby stillwater » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:09 pm

Bronck wrote:
stillwater wrote:
gaud wrote:
stillwater wrote:how's everyone feeling about the material a month or so out from finals?


I'm getting every A in every class, brother.


damn, man. i hope i'll be joining you on that one.


+1. Don't feel like I know the content that well yet... but, I'm now in the: "read supplements and enhance outlines" stage, so hopefully that helps me out.


I am aggressively reading supps. I expect in the next couple days I will go thru my marginal notes in the supps and class notes and construct something resembling a stream-of-consciousness/outline.

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Postby gaud » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:13 pm

SportsFan wrote:Honestly, I don't know about anyone else, but 1L has really gone by quickly, and thank god for that.


Almost too fast lol


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I feel like I'm at a point where I know the underlying concepts for every class, I just need exam practice for each class. Been gunning this semester to improve upon my last semester screwups

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Postby Bronck » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:14 pm

gaud wrote:
SportsFan wrote:Honestly, I don't know about anyone else, but 1L has really gone by quickly, and thank god for that.


Almost too fast lol


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I feel like I'm at a point where I know the underlying concepts for every class, I just need exam practice for each class. Been gunning this semester to improve upon my last semester screwups


Damn bro you're in pretty good shape, sounds like you're probably ahead of 98% of people at this point.

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Postby gaud » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:19 pm

I hope so bro. I didn't have much of a choice after last semester :?

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Postby hyakku » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:01 am

So our Civ Pro teacher decided to wait until about a month before finals to tell us that, "He doesn't want to test our memory", so he's decided that the only thing he wants us to bring is the FRCP. I'm literally sitting in this class wanting to throw my laptop at his face, not for the sake of the exam, but because that fucking logic is so ironic that I'm almost sure he's trolling. Am I bugging here, or does it not just seem like simple logic that not being allowed to make outlines, preform answers, etc. requires far more memorization than regular exams.

I got some decent advice here for my closed book property exam, but I've been approaching civ pro assuming it was open book not really taking many notes at all, although I have read everything and I know what's going on for the most part. Now though, I've gotta go back and make sure I haven't forgotten anything and reapproach how I'm going to take this guys exam. Doesn't help that he's a temporary professor and has no exams on file. Two closed book exams and the open book one is in the class I like the most -_-. This semester was a lot less stressful but classes were far shittier.

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Postby Danger Zone » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:03 am

What a dick. And closed book is the complete opposite of "not testing your memory." Sorry bro.

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Postby stillwater » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:21 am

hyakku wrote:So our Civ Pro teacher decided to wait until about a month before finals to tell us that, "He doesn't want to test our memory", so he's decided that the only thing he wants us to bring is the FRCP. I'm literally sitting in this class wanting to throw my laptop at his face, not for the sake of the exam, but because that fucking logic is so ironic that I'm almost sure he's trolling. Am I bugging here, or does it not just seem like simple logic that not being allowed to make outlines, preform answers, etc. requires far more memorization than regular exams.

I got some decent advice here for my closed book property exam, but I've been approaching civ pro assuming it was open book not really taking many notes at all, although I have read everything and I know what's going on for the most part. Now though, I've gotta go back and make sure I haven't forgotten anything and reapproach how I'm going to take this guys exam. Doesn't help that he's a temporary professor and has no exams on file. Two closed book exams and the open book one is in the class I like the most -_-. This semester was a lot less stressful but classes were far shittier.


I had a closed book Civ Pro exam. I am pretty sure it just makes an easier distribution of grades for the prof. Anyway, its not bad at all. Just know the rules and spit them automatic. Then things are good.

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Postby Bronck » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:08 am

Practice oral argument:

"Would you like time for a rebuttal?"

"No thanks"

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Postby Danger Zone » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:41 am

Bronck wrote:Practice oral argument:

"Would you like time for a rebuttal?"

"No thanks"

Doh :lol:

I just did mine recently as well and really enjoyed the experience. Would be cool to make a living doing appellate arguments.

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Postby Bronck » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:44 am

Danger Zone wrote:
Bronck wrote:Practice oral argument:

"Would you like time for a rebuttal?"

"No thanks"

Doh :lol:

I just did mine recently as well and really enjoyed the experience. Would be cool to make a living doing appellate arguments.


:lol: It's P/F, and I literally have no interest in doing litigation, so I had zero motivation to actually do any prep.

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Postby stillwater » Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:11 am

Bronck wrote:Practice oral argument:

"Would you like time for a rebuttal?"

"No thanks"


well played sir




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