OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

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

Postby Jsa725 » Mon May 06, 2013 10:03 pm

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Postby Pleasye » Mon May 06, 2013 10:04 pm

Jsa725 wrote:
Pleasye wrote:Halfway there.

Keep it up!!! I have 1 more left :D

You're sooo close. I have property on Thursday and then a week until Admin :| .

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Postby dextermorgan » Mon May 06, 2013 10:07 pm

Jsa725 wrote:
dextermorgan wrote:Holy shit I'm done with 1L. Probably median pwned but IDGAF at this point.

NOYCE :D enjoy dat freedom breh

Thanks. Now I get to "enjoy" the write-on, but at least it's not as shitty as most schools (we get a month).

Good luck to those of you still slogging it out. It is a fucking amazing feeling to be done.
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Postby Jsa725 » Mon May 06, 2013 10:08 pm

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Postby Danger Zone » Mon May 06, 2013 10:08 pm

SportsFan wrote:The writing competition here is terrible, miserable, horrible... oh my god...
Being stuck in a room from like 9-730 doing nothing but fixing citations and proofreading. :shock:

Don't know if you saw, but I have gotten some good write on advice here.

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Postby SportsFan » Mon May 06, 2013 10:09 pm

Danger Zone wrote:
SportsFan wrote:The writing competition here is terrible, miserable, horrible... oh my god...
Being stuck in a room from like 9-730 doing nothing but fixing citations and proofreading. :shock:

Don't know if you saw, but I have gotten some good write on advice here.

Was just reading that, but thanks!

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Postby Bronck » Mon May 06, 2013 10:10 pm

Danger Zone wrote:
SportsFan wrote:The writing competition here is terrible, miserable, horrible... oh my god...
Being stuck in a room from like 9-730 doing nothing but fixing citations and proofreading. :shock:

Don't know if you saw, but I have gotten some good write on advice here.


Bookmarking that shit for ~1.5 weeks from now

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Postby Jsa725 » Mon May 06, 2013 10:12 pm

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Postby Danger Zone » Mon May 06, 2013 10:13 pm

Jsa725 wrote:Niice! Yeah... I will have that too... Transferring so I've gotta figure out the dates PLUS it is entirely possible that the transfer decisions are sent at a time that may put me in a position to need to do two write-ons :shock:

Have you definitely decided on transferring? Gotta let me know how that turns out, we might end up at the same school!

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Postby SportsFan » Mon May 06, 2013 10:13 pm

Jsa725 wrote:
dextermorgan wrote:
Jsa725 wrote:
dextermorgan wrote:Holy shit I'm done with 1L. Probably median pwned but IDGAF at this point.

NOYCE :D enjoy dat freedom breh

Thanks. Now I get to "enjoy" the write-on, but at least it's not as shitty as most schools (we get a month).

Niice! Yeah... I will have that too... Transferring so I've gotta figure out the dates PLUS it is entirely possible that the transfer decisions are sent at a time that may put me in a position to need to do two write-ons :shock:

You know for sure you're transferring?? Where to?

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Postby Jsa725 » Mon May 06, 2013 10:20 pm

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Postby mephistopheles » Mon May 06, 2013 10:20 pm

SportsFan wrote:You know for sure you're transferring?? Where to?

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Postby Jsa725 » Mon May 06, 2013 10:26 pm

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Postby Bronck » Mon May 06, 2013 10:29 pm

Jsa725 wrote:
mephistopheles wrote:
SportsFan wrote:You know for sure you're transferring?? Where to?

Also PM'd


Curious as well :mrgreen:

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Postby soj » Mon May 06, 2013 11:20 pm

RAP is hard but everyone can get it with practice. Keep at it, bros.

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Postby gaud » Mon May 06, 2013 11:25 pm

Last final tomorrow :shock:

then I've got to prep for write-on.

I just want to sleep in.

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Postby mephistopheles » Mon May 06, 2013 11:38 pm

gaud wrote:Last final tomorrow :shock:

then I've got to prep for write-on.

I just want to sleep in.



Yeah, I literally slept for days

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Postby Bronck » Tue May 07, 2013 1:14 am

I'm so fucked for Crim. Gonna focus on it after tomorrow's final, but I feel like my prof wants a lot.

Is it common for profs to insert random statutes for crimes you never covered in class? It seems like a common theme with my prof. What's the best approach for those Qs?

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Postby stillwater » Tue May 07, 2013 1:19 am

Bronck wrote:I'm so fucked for Crim. Gonna focus on it after tomorrow's final, but I feel like my prof wants a lot.

Is it common for profs to insert random statutes for crimes you never covered in class? It seems like a common theme with my prof. What's the best approach for those Qs?


Yes. My prof does the same jam. It's jsut to make sure you don't interpret the statute like a moron. I know you got this. Just take that kit of actus reus and mens rea bullshit and slap it around in the fact pattern. BUT THAT'S WHAT WE DO. Apply that law to fact.

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

Postby Blumpbeef » Tue May 07, 2013 1:55 am

Bronck wrote:I'm so fucked for Crim. Gonna focus on it after tomorrow's final, but I feel like my prof wants a lot.

Is it common for profs to insert random statutes for crimes you never covered in class? It seems like a common theme with my prof. What's the best approach for those Qs?


Ya it's common and pretty cool IMO, better than memorization.

Look at if it has men's rea. Decide if it is strict liability ( low penalties), reckless (MPC assumption) or general intent (CL analog).

Result versus conduct crime to see if you need causation analysis.

Look at attendant circumstances and do men's rea for those too.

It's not so bad.

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Postby soj » Tue May 07, 2013 2:23 am

yup, break it down by element, apply the appropriate mens rea to each element, and analyze. unless the prompt tells you to focus exclusively on that statute, remember there might be other crimes too (complicity/conspiracy/solicitation often comes out of nowhere).

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

Postby Doorkeeper » Tue May 07, 2013 8:33 am

First final today. Giddy up.

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

Postby guano » Tue May 07, 2013 8:47 am

Danger Zone wrote:
mephistopheles wrote:
Danger Zone wrote:RAP is destroying my entire sense of self worth.



haha, we had one mc question on rap on my exam, i saw a trigger word in one answer and chose it automatically.

i think i killed it.

NOYCE. Doing practice problems over and over and over, starting to see patterns. Anyone else notice that? If anyone has any hard and fast rules (i.e. this sort of language always fails RAP/always survives RAP), that would be super helpful.

When I did propery, we had 10 RAP questions out of 50 multiple choice where median ended up being 20 correct (the prof was evil; the required reading covered every page of the textbook)

There are no bright line words, or, more precisely, your professor is unlikely to use them.
My advise is to diagram the hypo - draw a timeline, put in the start time, branch out options (eg "if"), and draw a hard line at the cutoff date. If the entire class is known, you're good, if not, it fails RAP.
Pay close attention to conditional words like "but", "only", etc.




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