University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby romanticegotist » Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:29 pm

Attax wrote:What are these boat cruises you speak of?


OH BOY. There is a large firm that gives the school an obnoxious grant to do social shit, and that means that each Society Coordinator hosts a boat cruise on Town Lake. You get hammered before and during the boat trip. That's basically it. The goal is to go on as many as possible, but the trick is that each person can theoretically only bring one guest.

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby Attax » Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:31 pm

Considering almost all of us from Section 4 are in Cadena looks like it will be a TLS boat party

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby romanticegotist » Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:34 pm

TLS isn't really a thing IRL, so

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby Attax » Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:35 pm

I figured as much, just that it is people I've already met/become friends with and then we can bring the rest along.

Either way, boat cruises. When do they typically happen?
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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby romanticegotist » Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:38 pm

Attax wrote:I figured as much, just that it is people I've already met/become friends with and then we can bring the rest along.

Either way, boat cruises. When do they typically happeN?


I honestly don't remember when they happen lol. I'm so brain-drained from OCI stuff. Maybe like October? Not too late that you feel like it's a waste of time.

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby WokeUpInACar » Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:40 pm

Attax wrote:I figured as much, just that it is people I've already met/become friends with and then we can bring the rest along.

Either way, boat cruises. When do they typically happeN?

Ours was October 3rd last year. Pro tip: You only get two drink tickets and the cruise is like two hours. Bring a flask.

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby romanticegotist » Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:41 pm

WokeUpInACar wrote:
Attax wrote:I figured as much, just that it is people I've already met/become friends with and then we can bring the rest along.

Either way, boat cruises. When do they typically happeN?

Ours was October 3rd last year. Pro tip: You only get two drink tickets and the cruise is like two hours. Bring a flask.


Protip: make friends with the society coordinator and you'll get more :twisted:

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby Attax » Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:45 pm

I guess I need to invest in a flask then! Looks like I'm not doing this whole 'getting ready for 1L' thing correctly.

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby blackmooncreeping » Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:47 pm

Attax wrote:I guess I need to invest in a flask then!


There are multiple law school functions where a flask is a good idea. Casino night, ex-parte, etc.

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby WokeUpInACar » Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:48 pm

Additional pro tip: when you are out at a bar afterwards that night, do not drunkenly take the flask out of your pocket and leave it on top of the table for no reason. You may be forcibly removed from the bar.

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby Attax » Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:48 pm

I'm going to assume you know that from your wonderful knowledge of the law and not from personal experience :P

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby shifty_eyed » Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:51 pm

romanticegotist wrote:
WokeUpInACar wrote:
Attax wrote:I figured as much, just that it is people I've already met/become friends with and then we can bring the rest along.

Either way, boat cruises. When do they typically happeN?

Ours was October 3rd last year. Pro tip: You only get two drink tickets and the cruise is like two hours. Bring a flask.


Protip: make friends with the society coordinator and you'll get more :twisted:


It turned into an open bar for everyone at the end. I think wokeup was blackout by that point though.

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby ponyboy7 » Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:08 pm

The classes I know about are:

Civil with Mullenix, Linda
Con Law with Chesney, Robert

Has anyone had them for these classes and know about their exam/class style?

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby romanticegotist » Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:24 pm

ponyboy7 wrote:The classes I know about are:

Civil with Mullenix, Linda
Con Law with Chesney, Robert

Has anyone had them for these classes and know about their exam/class style?


Had both, thought they were rad as hell and did well in both.

Linda is gonna seem really intimidating but she's not, she just takes joy in putting students in awkward spots. You'll be on call for one day an you're free otherwise. Just remember: there's no participation grade in law school, but don't fuck up. I thought she made the class interesting. USE ANY AND ALL OF HER PREP MATERIALS EXTENSIVELY. If you gun this class you'll succeed. Multiple choice exam feels impossible and the best grade in any given class may only reach as high as 30/40.

Cheney is a cool dude, all the women will swoon over him, and I thought his class was good overall. Do take the in-class pop quiz style questions seriously and keep track of what they were and the answers--it makes good study prep. Also, put together mock essay answer outlines for each main topic. Test is predictable and not too bad. Class feels more like a history class so if that's your thing you're in luck.

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby shifty_eyed » Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:39 pm

romanticegotist wrote:
ponyboy7 wrote:The classes I know about are:

Civil with Mullenix, Linda
Con Law with Chesney, Robert

Has anyone had them for these classes and know about their exam/class style?


Had both, thought they were rad as hell and did well in both.

Linda is gonna seem really intimidating but she's not, she just takes joy in putting students in awkward spots making students have seizures.


Heard she's not that bad, but still :shock:

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby romanticegotist » Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:59 pm

She was my favorite professor that semester. She's tough though

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby cannibal ox » Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:08 pm

romanticegotist wrote:If you gun this class you'll succeed.


This is my favorite advice ever given.

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby romanticegotist » Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:18 pm

cannibal ox wrote:
romanticegotist wrote:If you gun this class you'll succeed.


This is my favorite advice ever given.


Well sometimes it's not true...there's real diminishing returns at work with some 1L classes

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby ponyboy7 » Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:24 pm

romanticegotist wrote:
ponyboy7 wrote:The classes I know about are:

Civil with Mullenix, Linda
Con Law with Chesney, Robert

Has anyone had them for these classes and know about their exam/class style?


Had both, thought they were rad as hell and did well in both.

Linda is gonna seem really intimidating but she's not, she just takes joy in putting students in awkward spots. You'll be on call for one day an you're free otherwise. Just remember: there's no participation grade in law school, but don't fuck up. I thought she made the class interesting. USE ANY AND ALL OF HER PREP MATERIALS EXTENSIVELY. If you gun this class you'll succeed. Multiple choice exam feels impossible and the best grade in any given class may only reach as high as 30/40.

Cheney is a cool dude, all the women will swoon over him, and I thought his class was good overall. Do take the in-class pop quiz style questions seriously and keep track of what they were and the answers--it makes good study prep. Also, put together mock essay answer outlines for each main topic. Test is predictable and not too bad. Class feels more like a history class so if that's your thing you're in luck.


Thank you for this egoist. Why would anybody administer a mc test, as if dealing with learning one exam format wasn't enough.

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby shifty_eyed » Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:46 pm

Profs are lazy when it comes to grading exams. But civ pro actually does lend itself to MC format for exams.

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby romanticegotist » Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:57 pm

Yeah looking back I initially resented the MC tests, but writing 6500 words in 3 hours is also my version of hell, so you really can't win

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby BVest » Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:52 pm

shifty_eyed wrote:Profs are lazy when it comes to grading exams. But civ pro actually does lend itself to MC format for exams.


Funny, my Civ Pro is one of only two classes where my exams were 100% long essay (no MC or even short answer).

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby Attax » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:31 am

And the schedules are up!

Civ Pro - Silver
LRLW - Youngdale

I've already posted my others, but any comments on these two would be appreciated :)

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby McAvoy » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:35 am

Any thoughts on Robertson for Crim Law?

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby McAvoy » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:52 am

Also is there any reason to actually buy the legal writing books? (Other than style guides). I.e. will they ever be referenced/needed in class, or can we just read the library copies?




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