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Re: Columbia students taking questions

Postby john_brown » Tue May 03, 2016 11:17 pm

Does anyone have any success stories of surviving an exam after a semester of minimal reading/attendance with about 4 days of uninterrupted study?

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Re: Columbia students taking questions

Postby smaug » Tue May 03, 2016 11:45 pm

john_brown wrote:Does anyone have any success stories of surviving an exam after a semester of minimal reading/attendance with about 4 days of uninterrupted study?

i never read a case in corps and i don't think i made an outline. definitely didn't study for 4 days.

still got an a-. you'll be fine.
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Re: Columbia students taking questions

Postby jbagelboy » Tue May 03, 2016 11:58 pm

john_brown wrote:Does anyone have any success stories of surviving an exam after a semester of minimal reading/attendance with about 4 days of uninterrupted study?


yea, several classes actually.

but I don't know how well that would work for the actually really difficult exams (evidence, corporations, admin, antitrust, sec reg, fed courts). it should work fine for others

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Re: Columbia students taking questions

Postby YCDAACH » Wed May 04, 2016 12:18 am

What do you all actually do during the 3 week orientation period? How much of that time is spent in the Legal Methods class?

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Re: Columbia students taking questions

Postby TheoO » Wed May 04, 2016 2:26 am

YCDAACH wrote:What do you all actually do during the 3 week orientation period? How much of that time is spent in the Legal Methods class?


Depends on who you get. One prof had two two hour sessions 5x/week(4?), with a few hours break. Another had just one two hour session 4/5 days a week. Can't remember too well. Either way, you shouldn't really be doing much work, if at all.

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Re: Columbia students taking questions

Postby TheoO » Wed May 04, 2016 2:28 am

jbagelboy wrote:
john_brown wrote:Does anyone have any success stories of surviving an exam after a semester of minimal reading/attendance with about 4 days of uninterrupted study?


yea, several classes actually.

but I don't know how well that would work for the actually really difficult exams (evidence, corporations, admin, antitrust, sec reg, fed courts). it should work fine for others


Someone I know got an A- is evidence with about a weekend of study. But I figure a good chunk of that is because of the randomness of Schechtman's multiple choice exam.

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Re: Columbia students taking questions

Postby Nebby » Wed May 04, 2016 7:57 am

john_brown wrote:Does anyone have any success stories of surviving an exam after a semester of minimal reading/attendance with about 4 days of uninterrupted study?

Define success

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Re: Columbia students taking questions

Postby DCfilterDC » Wed May 04, 2016 8:12 am

YCDAACH wrote:What do you all actually do during the 3 week orientation period? How much of that time is spent in the Legal Methods class?


While it does depend on the class, there's a lot of free time regardless. It's a pretty great opportunity to meet other law students, especially people in other sections. Expect to spend at least 2 hours (but probably 3) in class 5 days a week, plus some reading.

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Re: Columbia students taking questions

Postby White Dwarf » Wed May 04, 2016 1:13 pm

Just got pulverized by Richman's Evidence exam. I felt confident going in, but that was brutal.

Anyone know what his curves tend to look like (in terms of what %-correct needed at each grade level)?

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Re: Columbia students taking questions

Postby jbagelboy » Wed May 04, 2016 1:14 pm

White Dwarf wrote:Just got pulverized by Richman's Evidence exam. I felt confident going in, but that was brutal.

Anyone know what his curves tend to look like (in terms of what %-correct needed at each grade level)?


No idea exact %'s, but the curve is tight and you can miss a bunch of MCs and cop an A-. FWIW, everyone feels the same way after taking it and a third of them still manage to get honors range grades

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Re: Columbia students taking questions

Postby White Dwarf » Wed May 04, 2016 1:20 pm

That's a (semi) relief. I can't imagine anyone being confident coming out of that.

I think my biggest mistake was studying section-by-section (ie. 803, then 804, then character evidence, then authentication, etc.) and doing practice questions that were specific only to one or two sections at once. When the problems are open-ended and can touch on everything at once, it's a different ballgame.

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Re: Columbia students taking questions

Postby jbagelboy » Wed May 04, 2016 2:35 pm

White Dwarf wrote:That's a (semi) relief. I can't imagine anyone being confident coming out of that.

I think my biggest mistake was studying section-by-section (ie. 803, then 804, then character evidence, then authentication, etc.) and doing practice questions that were specific only to one or two sections at once. When the problems are open-ended and can touch on everything at once, it's a different ballgame.


you're a 1L right? yea that would have been stressful AF. the mistake was taking a difficult 4 class as your elective.

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Re: Columbia students taking questions

Postby almondjoy » Wed May 04, 2016 3:14 pm

ya'll get that email about MGK leaving for Cardozo?

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Re: Columbia students taking questions

Postby Monochromatic Oeuvre » Wed May 04, 2016 3:20 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
john_brown wrote:Does anyone have any success stories of surviving an exam after a semester of minimal reading/attendance with about 4 days of uninterrupted study?


yea, several classes actually.

but I don't know how well that would work for the actually really difficult exams (evidence, corporations, admin, antitrust, sec reg, fed courts). it should work fine for others


Only once have I ever gotten better than a B+ on an exam I seriously studied for. I've gotten an A- or better about five times where I didn't seriously study.

I've gotten every grade from B- to A+ and the correlation with the amount of work I put into the class has basically been zero. So yeah, this is all somewhat random (not entirely, but somewhat) random.

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Re: Columbia students taking questions

Postby GoneSouth » Wed May 04, 2016 3:25 pm

almondjoy wrote:ya'll get that email about MGK leaving for Cardozo?


Yeah, rough

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Re: Columbia students taking questions

Postby freakingoutlalala » Wed May 04, 2016 3:25 pm

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Re: Columbia students taking questions

Postby jbagelboy » Wed May 04, 2016 3:33 pm

GoneSouth wrote:
almondjoy wrote:ya'll get that email about MGK leaving for Cardozo?


Yeah, rough


rough? for her or for us? its not exactly a loss for the students.

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Re: Columbia students taking questions

Postby jbagelboy » Wed May 04, 2016 3:34 pm

Monochromatic Oeuvre wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:
john_brown wrote:Does anyone have any success stories of surviving an exam after a semester of minimal reading/attendance with about 4 days of uninterrupted study?


yea, several classes actually.

but I don't know how well that would work for the actually really difficult exams (evidence, corporations, admin, antitrust, sec reg, fed courts). it should work fine for others


Only once have I ever gotten better than a B+ on an exam I seriously studied for. I've gotten an A- or better about five times where I didn't seriously study.

I've gotten every grade from B- to A+ and the correlation with the amount of work I put into the class has basically been zero. So yeah, this is all somewhat random (not entirely, but somewhat) random.


you got an A+? damn bro

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Re: Columbia students taking questions

Postby GoneSouth » Wed May 04, 2016 3:53 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
GoneSouth wrote:
almondjoy wrote:ya'll get that email about MGK leaving for Cardozo?


Yeah, rough


rough? for her or for us? its not exactly a loss for the students.


I think we could do a lot worse than MGK. I hope that they are not looking internally for her replacement

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Re: Columbia students taking questions

Postby Nebby » Wed May 04, 2016 4:20 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
White Dwarf wrote:Just got pulverized by Richman's Evidence exam. I felt confident going in, but that was brutal.

Anyone know what his curves tend to look like (in terms of what %-correct needed at each grade level)?


No idea exact %'s, but the curve is tight and you can miss a bunch of MCs and cop an A-. FWIW, everyone feels the same way after taking it and a third of them still manage to get honors range grades

Unless you're a 3L. I walked outta that exam with zero stress

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Re: Columbia students taking questions

Postby GoneSouth » Wed May 04, 2016 4:24 pm

Anyone else think Jackson's Corps exams today was much more difficult than the practice exams?

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Re: Columbia students taking questions

Postby Nebby » Wed May 04, 2016 4:25 pm

White Dwarf wrote:That's a (semi) relief. I can't imagine anyone being confident coming out of that.

I think my biggest mistake was studying section-by-section (ie. 803, then 804, then character evidence, then authentication, etc.) and doing practice questions that were specific only to one or two sections at once. When the problems are open-ended and can touch on everything at once, it's a different ballgame.

There will be other classes that test in a similar manner (admin law, environmental law, fed courts), and I think the ability to prepare for these become easier the longer you progress as a student.

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Re: Columbia students taking questions

Postby almondjoy » Wed May 04, 2016 4:34 pm

GoneSouth wrote:Anyone else think Jackson's Corps exams today was much more difficult than the practice exams?

I generally hate talking about exams after I take them but I do agree it seemed a bit tougher.

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Re: Columbia students taking questions

Postby TheoO » Thu May 05, 2016 1:35 am

jbagelboy wrote:
Monochromatic Oeuvre wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:
john_brown wrote:Does anyone have any success stories of surviving an exam after a semester of minimal reading/attendance with about 4 days of uninterrupted study?


yea, several classes actually.

but I don't know how well that would work for the actually really difficult exams (evidence, corporations, admin, antitrust, sec reg, fed courts). it should work fine for others


Only once have I ever gotten better than a B+ on an exam I seriously studied for. I've gotten an A- or better about five times where I didn't seriously study.

I've gotten every grade from B- to A+ and the correlation with the amount of work I put into the class has basically been zero. So yeah, this is all somewhat random (not entirely, but somewhat) random.


you got an A+? damn bro


FWIW, Harcourt gives out A+ on the cheap when you do research work for him or do a paper. He also maxes out everything credit wise.

Take note 1Ls, especially those who want to try and "game" honors next year. Liebman also gives As for research work.

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Re: Columbia students taking questions

Postby TheoO » Thu May 05, 2016 2:10 am

GoneSouth wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:
GoneSouth wrote:
almondjoy wrote:ya'll get that email about MGK leaving for Cardozo?


Yeah, rough


rough? for her or for us? its not exactly a loss for the students.


I think we could do a lot worse than MGK. I hope that they are not looking internally for her replacement


What did she actually do?




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