TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby Tiago Splitter » Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:08 am

phillywc wrote:I had to read that like 3 times for it to make sense and now i'm more worried.

This is why you shouldn't even look at practice exam questions for at least another month. Nothing really makes sense right now and seeing stuff you haven't even learned yet just scares you.

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby BankruptMe » Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:19 am

Law students are some of the most passive aggressive students I have ever come across.

They do not say anything to your face, however, they talk about you behind your back and form alliances against you.

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby Mal Reynolds » Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:49 am

Tiago Splitter wrote:
phillywc wrote:I had to read that like 3 times for it to make sense and now i'm more worried.

This is why you shouldn't even look at practice exam questions for at least another month. Nothing really makes sense right now and seeing stuff you haven't even learned yet just scares you.


Yeah my bad. I didn't mean to scare you, I picked some issues that you might have covered early on in the year. Just keep going. Things will become clear later on.

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby cannibal ox » Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:36 pm

So November is the earliest we should be doing practice tests? One professor advised to find a question from his old exams dealing with only material we've covered so far and attempt to do it. So far I've just glossed over what types of questions are on old exams, seems to help me view class sessions in the right lens.

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby sesto elemento » Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:49 pm

Mc midterms suck.

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Postby Young Marino » Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:22 pm

I've already taken a few mid terms. Got my contracts one today and I got a median grade. I'm still waiting on torts but I feel like a crushed it.

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Postby butlerraider1 » Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:32 pm

Checking in. Suffering hard right now from self inflicted stress and anxiety.

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Postby Thrive » Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:28 pm

Young Marino wrote:I've already taken a few mid terms. Got my contracts one today and I got a median grade. I'm still waiting on torts but I feel like a crushed it.


Did you study? I feel like it would be a gigantic waste of time to study for them. Median without studying isn't bad imo.

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Postby Mal Reynolds » Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:30 pm

Young Marino wrote:I've already taken a few mid terms. Got my contracts one today and I got a median grade. I'm still waiting on torts but I feel like a crushed it.


Young Marino wrote:I said top third because I think it's a realistic goal to have. If my early grades in Legal Writing are any indication, I'm on track.



These are back to back posts. Law students man.

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Postby FKASunny » Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:34 pm

Mal Reynolds wrote:
Young Marino wrote:I've already taken a few mid terms. Got my contracts one today and I got a median grade. I'm still waiting on torts but I feel like a crushed it.


Young Marino wrote:I said top third because I think it's a realistic goal to have. If my early grades in Legal Writing are any indication, I'm on track.



These are back to back posts. Law students man.


lol at legal writing being in anyway relevant to exam grades.

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Postby arklaw13 » Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:46 pm

FKASunny wrote:
Mal Reynolds wrote:
Young Marino wrote:I've already taken a few mid terms. Got my contracts one today and I got a median grade. I'm still waiting on torts but I feel like a crushed it.


Young Marino wrote:I said top third because I think it's a realistic goal to have. If my early grades in Legal Writing are any indication, I'm on track.



These are back to back posts. Law students man.


lol at legal writing being in anyway relevant to exam grades.

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby BigZuck » Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:24 pm

Considering this is the OP, is it ok if we limit the piling on/telling people how big of a piece of shit they are to the rest of TLS?

thesealocust wrote:Image

Shhhh.

It's all going to be O.K.

Everyone around you is awful (and you may be on your way there too, if you're not already!) and school is hard and seriously what the hell is this Pennoyer v. Neff shit - but it's a load of artificial stress. Stupid, pointless, fake. The system is designed to generate anxiety, but the system is stupid. I encourage you to develop contempt for it.

Rules:

If you're anxious I will tell you it will all be OK: Post ITT about what's bugging you, stressing you out, or making you blue.

No being a jerk: I promise to be nice ITT and will just foe/ignore anybody who tries to argue / discuss line drawing / deride others ITT.

No strategy or advice: The rest of the website is for that. Go nuts planning your route to SCOTUS elsewhere.

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Postby patogordo » Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:39 pm

sorry, you have to upgrade to the paid version of TSL's anxiety meditation retreat and spa for that feature

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Postby Kimikho » Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:51 pm

patogordo wrote:sorry, you have to upgrade to the paid version of TSL's anxiety meditation retreat and spa for that feature


Does he take blue cross

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Postby foundingfather » Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:00 pm

tag, that civ pro advice was pretty sweet

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby Young Marino » Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:17 pm

Thrive wrote:
Young Marino wrote:I've already taken a few mid terms. Got my contracts one today and I got a median grade. I'm still waiting on torts but I feel like a crushed it.


Did you study? I feel like it would be a gigantic waste of time to study for them. Median without studying isn't bad imo.

Briefly looked over my outline and did a few hypos in the e&e. Nothing major though I could have definitely put more time into it

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby thesealocust » Fri Oct 03, 2014 4:22 pm

(1) Y'all are going to be fine. The gnawing sense of inadequacy will take hold and grow as you work hard but don't have results and see everyone exploding in frenzy and panic around you. But you will be fine. Keep up with your reading, study, learn how law school exams work - that's all there is too it. Everything is mind games.

(2) Be nice to each other, don't make me turn this thread around, etc.

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby Retake3X » Fri Oct 03, 2014 4:37 pm

I hate law students... wtf was I thinking.

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Postby thesealocust » Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:18 pm

Retake3X wrote:I hate law students... wtf was I thinking.


Law students do kinda suck. There are some diamonds in the rough though!

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby logicspeaks » Sun Oct 05, 2014 5:11 pm

I hate class and have a really hard time paying attention even after turning off my phone and computer. I feel like I'm going to miss something important in class even though I understand the rules and doctrines fine just from the readings and supplements.

Anyone else feel the same way?

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Postby Mal Reynolds » Sun Oct 05, 2014 5:13 pm

logicspeaks wrote:I hate class and have a really hard time paying attention even after turning off my phone and computer. I feel like I'm going to miss something important in class even though I understand the rules and doctrines fine just from the readings and supplements.

Anyone else feel the same way?


Class is mostly a waste of time. I would still pay attention to learn how the professor thinks about problems and what they emphasize. HINT: parroting back a professor's favorite buzzwords or organizing your answer with policy or a framework that your professor has used before can be extremely helpful.

I stop paying attention whenever a student asks a question or goes on for a long answer. I also stop paying attention occasionally just because. It's not a huge deal.

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby logicspeaks » Sun Oct 05, 2014 5:44 pm

Good to know, thanks!

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby squee116 » Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:11 pm

I'm stressed from legal writing. It takes up way too much time, but it's the only class with required homework, so I end up falling behind on my reading just to keep up with it. I've missed a few of my other classes' lectures from a combination of power outages and lack of sleep (working on legal writing). Where I used to be pretty excited about going to lectures, now I just dread them, scared I'll be called on that day.

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby Kratos » Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:34 pm

squee116 wrote:I'm stressed from legal writing. It takes up way too much time, but it's the only class with required homework, so I end up falling behind on my reading just to keep up with it. I've missed a few of my other classes' lectures from a combination of power outages and lack of sleep (working on legal writing). Where I used to be pretty excited about going to lectures, now I just dread them, scared I'll be called on that day.

dude/dudette, if you're spending so much time on legal writing that you're lacking sleep and missing class, you're spending way too much time on them. There is no way that any homework you get for that class should be taking you that long. I don't say that to be disparaging, you just should stop spending so much time on LRW assignments, even if you have graded LRW you still shouldn't be spending that much time on them.

As for worrying about being called on, don't. I can tell you that I had embarrassingly bad cold-calls in almost all of my classes 1L, no teachers remember that stuff, none of your normal peers will care/judge you for messing up, and those that do are pieces of trash who should be euthanized anyway so who cares what they think.

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby d cooper » Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:34 pm

Dr. Filth wrote:i know someone that answered "you got me, bro" to a cold call.


:lol:




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