OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

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

Postby mephistopheles » Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:36 pm

LetsGoLAW wrote:Hope everyone's grinding hard.





gonna be in the library till i don't know when.

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

Postby LetsGoLAW » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:16 pm

mephistopheles wrote:
LetsGoLAW wrote:Hope everyone's grinding hard.





gonna be in the library till i don't know when.



Same bro. Keep it strong. I'm trying to get through these PTs and find my weaknesses.

My team... how many PTs do you believe are proper for each class? I have about 3-4 weeks. Do you feel 7 per class is sufficient?
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Re: OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

Postby stillwater » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:20 pm

tough to grind in Boston tonight.

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

Postby stillwater » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:22 pm

LetsGoLAW wrote:Hey team. Question. When arguing the other side, do you think it is important even to argue the other side even if it is a super weak argument?


Yea, sometimes it's a nice way to set up a straw man to rip down with a better argument. I kinda like to seesaw between increasingly strong arguments until I get to the coup de grace.

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

Postby stillwater » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:23 pm

LetsGoLAW wrote:
mephistopheles wrote:
LetsGoLAW wrote:Hope everyone's grinding hard.





gonna be in the library till i don't know when.



Same bro. Keep it strong. I'm trying to get through these PTs and find my weaknesses.

My team... how many PTs do you believe are proper for each class? I have about 3-4 weeks. Do you feel 7 per class is sufficient?


It's all personal. Some you need none. Some you need 1. And so on. Only you will know what's right.

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

Postby mephistopheles » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:24 pm

stillwater wrote:
LetsGoLAW wrote:
mephistopheles wrote:
LetsGoLAW wrote:Hope everyone's grinding hard.





gonna be in the library till i don't know when.



Same bro. Keep it strong. I'm trying to get through these PTs and find my weaknesses.

My team... how many PTs do you believe are proper for each class? I have about 3-4 weeks. Do you feel 7 per class is sufficient?


It's all personal. Some you need none. Some you need 1. And so on. Only you will know what's right.



yeah, i'm usually 0-3.

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Postby Bronck » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:25 pm

stillwater wrote:
LetsGoLAW wrote:
mephistopheles wrote:
LetsGoLAW wrote:Hope everyone's grinding hard.





gonna be in the library till i don't know when.



Same bro. Keep it strong. I'm trying to get through these PTs and find my weaknesses.

My team... how many PTs do you believe are proper for each class? I have about 3-4 weeks. Do you feel 7 per class is sufficient?


It's all personal. Some you need none. Some you need 1. And so on. Only you will know what's right.


7 sounds like extreme overkill.

I imagine 3-4 max is good enough.

Last sem, during reading period, I did 2-3 for torts, 2 for civ pro and 0 for contracts.

I maybe did 1 for each class prior to that.

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

Postby stillwater » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:27 pm

On a similar note, I did 1 full PT. I do like to pick at them, issue-spot without taking the exam, just get fluent, see the arguments in my head and turn them over. I just find multiple PTs exhausting.

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Postby Bronck » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:29 pm

stillwater wrote:On a similar note, I did 1 full PT. I do like to pick at them, issue-spot without taking the exam, just get fluent, see the arguments in my head and turn them over. I just find multiple PTs exhausting.


Agreed. I don't think I ever spent more than ~50-60% time on them. I imagine I'll adopt the same strategy this time around.

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Postby LetsGoLAW » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:36 pm

Bronck wrote:
stillwater wrote:On a similar note, I did 1 full PT. I do like to pick at them, issue-spot without taking the exam, just get fluent, see the arguments in my head and turn them over. I just find multiple PTs exhausting.


Agreed. I don't think I ever spent more than ~50-60% time on them. I imagine I'll adopt the same strategy this time around.


Thanks guys. I think I'll shoot for less than 5 to get the hang of testing conditions. I'll just issue spot the rest.

Then, I can spend my time on E&E and CALI problems.

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Postby SportsFan » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:42 pm

With PT's, I feel like I always get more out of reading the answers than trying to work through the questions. I always copy good rule and issue descriptions straight from old model answers into my outlines.

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Postby Nova » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:23 pm

Full length PTs? For me, 2-3 per class.
Single Essay questions? Countless.

SportsFan wrote:With PT's, I feel like I always get more out of reading the answers than trying to work through the questions. I always copy good rule and issue descriptions straight from old model answers into my outlines.

Good strategy.

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

Postby Bronck » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:29 pm

Nova wrote:Full length PTs? For me, 2-3 per class.
Single Essay questions? Countless.

SportsFan wrote:With PT's, I feel like I always get more out of reading the answers than trying to work through the questions. I always copy good rule and issue descriptions straight from old model answers into my outlines.

Good strategy.


I should probably start doing single essay questions sometime this week. I have plenty of old exams from other profs with MAs for practice

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Postby Nova » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:01 am

FOUND :mrgreen:
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Postby brotherdarkness » Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:51 am

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

Postby SportsFan » Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:38 am

Exactly 1 week until my first final. :shock: Not too stressed (though I definitely feel like I haven't done enough these past 2-3 weeks...) but I'm excited to get 1L over with!

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Postby mephistopheles » Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:11 pm

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Postby SportsFan » Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:36 pm

mephistopheles wrote:my desktop background:

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After last semester, I never had a chance at any of those anyway. :P
But I am trying to get from a ~3.3 (median) to ~3.5 (top third) so I need like a 3.7 this semester anyway. :lol:

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Postby SportsFan » Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:44 pm

Anyone know where I can get some MC crim questions with answers? My professor gave us last years exam but didn't give us an answer key so a lot of people are just trying to work through that, but I figure it might be more helpful/productive for me to do more MC questions that I can actually see the answer to.

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Postby Jsa725 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:36 pm

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Postby mephistopheles » Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:23 pm

Jsa725 wrote:This is what is on my dry erase board
on my fridge 8) DAT MOTIVATION CUZ

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...or be in debt, jobless, and fucked :lol:



haha, i also keep rejection letters in plain view in my apt, plus the gpa cut offs for cum laud, magna, and summa.


(maybe i'm weird.)

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Postby BlueLotus » Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:32 pm

Hey CSWS'ers...shaken but safe here; I was on the marathon route but ~5 miles away from the finish line when the bomb blasts happened. :cry: I'm resilient and back to the GRIND after a truly frightening day. In fact, it just motivates me to work harder so one day I can prosecute perps of horrific crimes like what happened yesterday.

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

Postby GSCgold » Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:47 pm

Glad you're OK PL!

Anyone have good recs for contracts multiple choice questions?




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