OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

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

Postby salix » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:02 am

First one in the library! 8)

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

Postby Nova » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:10 am

salix wrote:First one in the library! 8)

Nice! 8)

Get
Ready
Its a
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Postby Jsa725 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:54 am

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

Postby dannynoonan87 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:28 pm

Jsa725 wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:Is there any good analysis of the healthcare case out there or do we just have to go with what our Professor taught? Looks like Chemerinsky's last edition came out a little too soon.

http://www.policymic.com/debates/3205
http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/ ... _care_act/
http://www.scotusblog.com/2011/08/the-h ... itutional/
http://scholarship.law.duke.edu/cgi/vie ... e%20act%22

not sure if this helps...GL


Erwin Cherminsky wrote:
The Court should and will uphold the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act as a valid exercise of Congress’s commerce clause power.



lolz

better just go with what my prof taught

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

Postby LetsGoLAW » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:57 pm

You say rise and grind. I say grind and shine. Let's go playas.

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Postby LSL » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:06 pm

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Postby Jsa725 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:34 pm

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

Postby stillwater » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:01 pm

3 weeks until the 1st final. havent done an E&E problem or practice test yet. feel like im on the slow boat to doom. outlining, uneven at best. probably will just use other people's. inefficiency at all time high.

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Postby LSL » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:02 pm

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Postby SportsFan » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:59 pm

My first final is in exactly 2 weeks (on the 23rd). :shock:

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Postby gaud » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:01 pm

SportsFan wrote:My first final is in exactly 2 weeks (on the 23rd). :shock:


You're gonna kill it bro.

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Postby SportsFan » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:04 pm

gaud wrote:
SportsFan wrote:My first final is in exactly 2 weeks (on the 23rd). :shock:


You're gonna kill it bro.

Definitely!







It's the other 3 I'm worried about. :lol:

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

Postby gaud » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:06 pm

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Postby Nelson » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:30 pm

LSL wrote:CSWS-ers,

I'm strugglin' here. For contracts, I get my book during the exam (and any handwritten notes in that book). I have about 35 (half to full) blank pages in that book where I can write my notes in. Allowing us these pages during the exam has proven to be a sadistic blessing. The exam will be mostly short answer/essay based.

So, should I:
-Prewrite answers?
-Try to add a full outline but condense it (it's about 40 pages right now...)
-Write in case descriptions (w/facts and applicable case holding?)

HALP. :(

Are you sure your prof is cool with you making an outline in blank pages in your book? When I've had casebook only exams, margin notes were OK, but trying to write an outline in the inside covers wasn't allowed. If the prof has made the exam casebook only, you probably don't need to outline as much as you think.

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

Postby Nelson » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:32 pm

stillwater wrote:3 weeks until the 1st final. havent done an E&E problem or practice test yet. feel like im on the slow boat to doom. outlining, uneven at best. probably will just use other people's. inefficiency at all time high.

Meh, I'm two weeks out and I started doing practice problems tonight. I think early practice testing is overrated especially since the exams last semester all focused on material from the last month or so of class.

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

Postby Bronck » Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:14 am

Grinded through ~20% of Understanding Prop. Took notes on the stuff, but still have to incorporate/update my OL with it later. Still, a good start I think. Hoping to make a significant dent tomorrow.

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

Postby SportsFan » Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:18 am

Nelson wrote:
LSL wrote:CSWS-ers,

I'm strugglin' here. For contracts, I get my book during the exam (and any handwritten notes in that book). I have about 35 (half to full) blank pages in that book where I can write my notes in. Allowing us these pages during the exam has proven to be a sadistic blessing. The exam will be mostly short answer/essay based.

So, should I:
-Prewrite answers?
-Try to add a full outline but condense it (it's about 40 pages right now...)
-Write in case descriptions (w/facts and applicable case holding?)

HALP. :(

Are you sure your prof is cool with you making an outline in blank pages in your book? When I've had casebook only exams, margin notes were OK, but trying to write an outline in the inside covers wasn't allowed. If the prof has made the exam casebook only, you probably don't need to outline as much as you think.

Yeah one of my professors this semester specifically told us NOT to do that.

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

Postby LetsGoLAW » Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:39 am

I'm bothered by the students who raise their hands, make a point, the professor says "interesting," and they think they're the next Atticus Finch. Meanwhile, they're behind on cases, did not start outlining, and think "the bump" is coming their way. The fuck...

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

Postby stillwater » Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:16 am

LetsGoLAW wrote:I'm bothered by the students who raise their hands, make a point, the professor says "interesting," and they think they're the next Atticus Finch. Meanwhile, they're behind on cases, did not start outlining, and think "the bump" is coming their way. The fuck...


Bro, reading/outlining is a farce. Many ways to the top...but I agree their insights are futile.

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

Postby Danger Zone » Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:17 am

stillwater wrote:
LetsGoLAW wrote:I'm bothered by the students who raise their hands, make a point, the professor says "interesting," and they think they're the next Atticus Finch. Meanwhile, they're behind on cases, did not start outlining, and think "the bump" is coming their way. The fuck...


Bro, reading/outlining is a farce. Many ways to the top...but I agree their insights are futile.

Yep. Those people bother me in class, but it also bothers me when people look down on others for not reading/outlining.

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Postby LSL » Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:21 pm

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

Postby SportsFan » Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:29 pm

Hey Nelson (or anyone who's taking property), you doing anything special to study for property? I'm not sure how much taking practice tests is gonna help for that, so I'm thinking that most of my study time should be spent learning all the different theories and BLL. I feel like since his questions are going to be pretty direct and not really open-ended, knowing the BLL well is gonna be key so you don't have to waste time thinking about it or looking it up in an outline.

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

Postby LetsGoLAW » Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:07 pm

stillwater wrote:
LetsGoLAW wrote:I'm bothered by the students who raise their hands, make a point, the professor says "interesting," and they think they're the next Atticus Finch. Meanwhile, they're behind on cases, did not start outlining, and think "the bump" is coming their way. The fuck...


Bro, reading/outlining is a farce. Many ways to the top...but I agree their insights are futile.


Spending countless hours reading is a waste, but completely blowing off the casebook? These folks rely on supplements, nothing else. Concerning outlining, it is helpful to synthesize and refresh the information. Forces organization and spot weaknesses. Completely relying on old outlines means relying on someone else's style.

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

Postby Danger Zone » Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:09 pm

Different strokes, brother.

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

Postby Nelson » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:03 pm

SportsFan wrote:Hey Nelson (or anyone who's taking property), you doing anything special to study for property? I'm not sure how much taking practice tests is gonna help for that, so I'm thinking that most of my study time should be spent learning all the different theories and BLL. I feel like since his questions are going to be pretty direct and not really open-ended, knowing the BLL well is gonna be key so you don't have to waste time thinking about it or looking it up in an outline.

I'm going to do what he recommended in class and go through his past exams and try to spot issues and the corresponding "normative values." Just try to figure out what kind of stuff he's likely to ask. I don't think our prof is going to worry too much about the nuances of the black letter law or try to trip us up with complicated future interest questions. But I feel like I have a pretty good handle on the rules and am weak on theory.




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