TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

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

Postby beepboopbeep » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:13 am

If you're sticking to it, there aren't a ton of classes I can think of off the top of my head where it'd make sense to deviate.

As with all things 1L, though, there are a lot of people who don't do IRAC at all and still do well. I barely know what it stands for; didn't use it once. Don't stress over not doing things a particular way if that way doesn't work for you.

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

Postby doctoroflaw91 » Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:24 pm

FKASunny wrote:
orangec90 wrote:
northwood wrote:
Attax wrote:Just took a first practice exam and am now realizing that IRAC'ing doesn't feel all as easy as it simply seemed at first.



it takes a while to get a hang of IRAC. but you will use IRAC on the bar exam, so its good to get used to it now. Easy way to do it is literally write/ think to yourself T
I- The Issue is ( what is it in 1 sentence)

R-The Rule is ( go from wide to narrow.... i.e. The UCC Governs ( insert issue here) an (issue) occurs is ( what is the definition of it). Case/ line of thought that gave you the test/ defn. in order to find out what it is ( explain test- if more than 1 element use () to simply define element). this entire paragraph should be about 6 sentences.

A- Analysis/ application.. apply test to facts. in law school argue both sides ( but on barf exam just apply facts to rule), using facts and theory- if your prof likes theory--- best way is to do a few practice exams and then talk to prof about it.

C- conclusion. Thus, Therefore, ( what is your conclusion.. who should , is likely or may prevail.

remember, one issue one little heading. IRAC through, move on. can go by issues or by parties, depending on class.

once you are done with final, don't talk about it.



Do we do IRAC for every class? I can't imagine doing it for civil procedure or criminal law.


lolwut


I would think that you would do it in those classes moreso than any other classes.

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

Postby TheoO » Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:33 pm

Someone save me from people who continually make law jokes. "That's a tort!" No, it's fucking not, I accidentally hit you with my book bag, you're fine. Contract sex jokes are the fucking worst!

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

Postby ManoftheHour » Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:10 am

TheoO wrote:Someone save me from people who continually make law jokes. "That's a tort!" No, it's fucking not, I accidentally hit you with my book bag, you're fine. Contract sex jokes are the fucking worst!

lol, this. So much this.

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Postby Buck Strickland » Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:27 pm

TheoO wrote:Someone save me from people who continually make law jokes. "That's a tort!" No, it's fucking not, I accidentally hit you with my book bag, you're fine.


OMG this.

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Postby foundingfather » Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:30 pm

TheoO wrote:Someone save me from people who continually make law jokes. "That's a tort!" No, it's fucking not, I accidentally hit you with my book bag, you're fine. Contract sex jokes are the fucking worst!


sadly, i'm one of these

i have an awful sense of humor

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

Postby jayessbee » Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:13 pm

foundingfather wrote:
TheoO wrote:Someone save me from people who continually make law jokes. "That's a tort!" No, it's fucking not, I accidentally hit you with my book bag, you're fine. Contract sex jokes are the fucking worst!


sadly, i'm one of these

i have an awful sense of humor
You would have loved the International Shoe costume at my class's Halloween Party.

Today has been one long, slow burning meltdown. Things are looking better, but shit was bleak for a while.

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Postby foundingfather » Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:19 pm

jayessbee wrote:You would have loved the International Shoe costume at my class's Halloween Party.


hahaha I really wish I could have seen this

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Postby foundingfather » Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:20 pm

jayessbee wrote:Things are looking better, but shit was bleak for a while.


i know that feel. keep on trucking brah

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Postby jayessbee » Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:35 pm

foundingfather wrote:
jayessbee wrote:You would have loved the International Shoe costume at my class's Halloween Party.


hahaha I really wish I could have seen this
It was a paper mache globe with a high heel glued to the state of Washington. It was great.

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

Postby JustHawkin » Sat Nov 15, 2014 2:13 am

foundingfather wrote:
sadly, i'm one of these

i have an awful sense of humor


+1. 0 fauks given.

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Postby Kratos » Sat Nov 15, 2014 4:03 am

JustHawkin wrote:
foundingfather wrote:
sadly, i'm one of these

i have an awful sense of humor


+1. 0 fauks given.

You probably should care

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Postby JustHawkin » Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:44 am

Kratos wrote:
You probably should care

Eh. It's only around people I'm comfortable with.

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Postby chuckbass » Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:45 am

Checking in. I'm anxious.

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

Postby JustHawkin » Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:47 am

scottidsntknow wrote:Checking in. I'm anxious.

Scoot, if anyone knows their stuff, I'm sure it's you. You got this brochacho!

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

Postby Kratos » Sat Nov 15, 2014 12:32 pm

scottidsntknow wrote:Checking in. I'm anxious.

Do other shit besides law school work. I know it sounds counter-intuitive, but I don't mean totally blow off studying. Rather, go get a quick drink in the middle of a long study session. Or get a work out in. Anything you enjoy outside of school. It can be a really nice reminder that no matter what happens, it's gonna be alright. And it's important to keep perspective at times like this.

Besides, you'll probably crush it.

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

Postby Power_of_Facing » Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:31 pm

Checking in. The practice exams are going poorly, and the grim future that is "below median" has begun taking shape. Everyone says it'll be fine, but I know the truth in the pit of my stomach.

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Postby sesto elemento » Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:40 pm

Checking in too, 11 days until first final, haven't gotten to practice exams yet. Feel like I'm well on my way to below median.

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Postby monsterman » Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:43 pm

checking in. i go back and forth from feeling content with my progress to feeling totally fucked. switches back and forth several times a day now

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Postby foundingfather » Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:46 pm

#belowmediancrew

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

Postby elterrible78 » Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:48 pm

beepboopbeep wrote:If you're sticking to it, there aren't a ton of classes I can think of off the top of my head where it'd make sense to deviate.

As with all things 1L, though, there are a lot of people who don't do IRAC at all and still do well. I barely know what it stands for; didn't use it once. Don't stress over not doing things a particular way if that way doesn't work for you.


What's an IRAC?

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

Postby Power_of_Facing » Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:55 pm

Sol-id as IRAC...

The country? The car?

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

Postby TheSpanishMain » Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:13 am

Kratos wrote:
JustHawkin wrote:
foundingfather wrote:
sadly, i'm one of these

i have an awful sense of humor


+1. 0 fauks given.

You probably should care


I can confirm he's probably one of the few people whose shitty law jokes are actually funny

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

Postby JustHawkin » Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:21 am

TheSpanishMain wrote:

I can confirm he's probably one of the few people whose shitty law jokes are actually funny


You, I like you.

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

Postby thesealocust » Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:35 am

Taking a break from grading practice exams to remind 1Ls that 1L is stupid and will be over soon and don't worry <3

Sorry for not being around this thread that much this past month!

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