Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Worker and Parasite » Mon May 25, 2015 11:02 pm

kjartan wrote:Does themis get paid by PBR and Fireball to advertise or something?


hahahah the contract's prof's mother-in-law is an alcoholic

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby gr8scOtt! » Tue May 26, 2015 7:11 am

In the CA Themis Study Buddy thread, someone mentioned there were shorter outlines available. I'm not taking CA, but did anybody else get these?

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Lawbro » Tue May 26, 2015 8:50 am

I'm taking the NY Bar. I impulse bought critical pass flashcards yesterday, I'll let you guys know what I think of them when I get them. Price is pretty steep though,107ish with shipping.

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby sd5289 » Tue May 26, 2015 9:16 am

Worker and Parasite wrote:
kjartan wrote:Does themis get paid by PBR and Fireball to advertise or something?


hahahah the contract's prof's mother-in-law is an alcoholic


And he's obsessed with his stuffed caterpillar.

To each his/her own I guess!

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby IamIn » Tue May 26, 2015 10:13 am

sd5289 wrote:
Worker and Parasite wrote:
kjartan wrote:Does themis get paid by PBR and Fireball to advertise or something?


hahahah the contract's prof's mother-in-law is an alcoholic


And he's obsessed with his stuffed caterpillar.

To each his/her own I guess!


I love his squashed caterpillar! and the pizza with crawling escargots :D

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby habz » Tue May 26, 2015 10:27 am

Overall Geis for contracts is really good, Clark for torts is a total disaster in my opinion

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Worker and Parasite » Tue May 26, 2015 10:36 am

gr8scOtt! wrote:In the CA Themis Study Buddy thread, someone mentioned there were shorter outlines available. I'm not taking CA, but did anybody else get these?


I don't have the books with me at the moment but the shorter outlines are available in the "MBE simulated book".

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby BearLaw » Tue May 26, 2015 10:43 am

habz wrote:Overall Geis for contracts is really good, Clark for torts is a total disaster in my opinion


Clark isnt that bad, and I can keep up with him at 2X speed because he talks slower than Christmas. The way he ends each section with a quick nod and an, "ok" is hilariously awkward and perfect for a professor.

Agreed that Geis was solid for Ks/

Checking in for TX, this already sucks a lot.

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby habz » Tue May 26, 2015 11:02 am

BearLaw wrote:
habz wrote:Overall Geis for contracts is really good, Clark for torts is a total disaster in my opinion


Clark isnt that bad, and I can keep up with him at 2X speed because he talks slower than Christmas. The way he ends each section with a quick nod and an, "ok" is hilariously awkward and perfect for a professor.

Agreed that Geis was solid for Ks/

Checking in for TX, this already sucks a lot.


Yes you are right, when I sped up the lecture to 1.5 or 2 times speed it was better and yes the "ok" thing made me laugh every time too. But, I really don't like that he barely uses examples, Geis used 150 more examples in a shorter outline. Torts is made that much easier with examples.

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Pleasye » Tue May 26, 2015 11:44 am

I'm so jealous of you guys on Torts :(

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Postby habz » Tue May 26, 2015 11:54 am

Pleasye wrote:I'm so jealous of you guys on Torts :(


how so?

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Pleasye » Tue May 26, 2015 11:55 am

habz wrote:
Pleasye wrote:I'm so jealous of you guys on Torts :(


how so?

I'm doing property right now which sucks times infinity.

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby habz » Tue May 26, 2015 11:56 am

Pleasye wrote:
habz wrote:
Pleasye wrote:I'm so jealous of you guys on Torts :(


how so?

I'm doing property right now which sucks times infinity.


I only watched the beginning lecture for property but I though Kramer was really good. The fact that he's funny helps too :) referencing zombies in the first five minutes was classic

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby gr8scOtt! » Tue May 26, 2015 12:09 pm

Worker and Parasite wrote:
gr8scOtt! wrote:In the CA Themis Study Buddy thread, someone mentioned there were shorter outlines available. I'm not taking CA, but did anybody else get these?


I don't have the books with me at the moment but the shorter outlines are available in the "MBE simulated book".


Thanks!

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby sd5289 » Tue May 26, 2015 12:14 pm

habz wrote:I only watched the beginning lecture for property but I though Kramer was really good. The fact that he's funny helps too :) referencing zombies in the first five minutes was classic


Oh thank god, something to look forward to. I've enjoyed Themis so far, but it started with the two subjects I loathe (K's and Torts).

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby zot1 » Tue May 26, 2015 1:59 pm

Took my first practice essay for Ks. Not terrible, but I couldn't get why the second answer went one way and not another (being somewhat cryptic to not ruin it for those who haven't taken it...), so I emailed my advisor and whatnot.

Have another essay schedule right after . . .

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby sd5289 » Tue May 26, 2015 2:51 pm

Just did the first MBE practice question set (K's). 59% correct.

UGH. Shit. Pass me a drank please.

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby zot1 » Tue May 26, 2015 2:54 pm

sd5289 wrote:Just did the first MBE practice question set (K's). 59% correct.

UGH. Shit. Pass me a drank please.


I want a drink too!

Don't feel so bad: I only got like 52%. To be fair though, some of the questions I got wrong based on something that the lecturer did not actually say (SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!)(Like he never mentioned that the charity offer had to be in writing)(SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!)

The essays are not as bad as I thought, but I keep going in a different direction in some things and I'm not sure why (I emailed advisors). Also, there was one specific answer in the second essay that I got wrong based on something the lecturer actually said.

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby sd5289 » Tue May 26, 2015 2:58 pm

zot1 wrote:Don't feel so bad: I only got like 52%. To be fair though, some of the questions I got wrong based on something that the lecturer did not actually say (SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!)(Like he never mentioned that the charity offer had to be in writing)(SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!)


MMMHMMM...my response to the last question was quite literally "wtf is [insert specific term here]?" Never mentioned in the lectures, and I don't recall seeing it in the outline.

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby habz » Tue May 26, 2015 3:25 pm

sd5289 wrote:Just did the first MBE practice question set (K's). 59% correct.

UGH. Shit. Pass me a drank please.


I had a similar experience with the torts questions, only got about 45% right on the first set. I think you'll find that you get better with each practice set as you get used to seeing the tricks that they use over and over again. My second set was way better

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby kiwi4president » Tue May 26, 2015 4:02 pm

Checking in for Texas bar. Just started today, hopefully i'm not too far behind.

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby texlaw » Tue May 26, 2015 4:04 pm

gr8scOtt! wrote:
Worker and Parasite wrote:
gr8scOtt! wrote:In the CA Themis Study Buddy thread, someone mentioned there were shorter outlines available. I'm not taking CA, but did anybody else get these?


I don't have the books with me at the moment but the shorter outlines are available in the "MBE simulated book".


Thanks!


I'm relieved to hear this as well. For a while I was worried that Themis forgot to send me something that everyone else received.

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby texlaw » Tue May 26, 2015 4:07 pm

IamIn wrote:
sd5289 wrote:
Worker and Parasite wrote:
kjartan wrote:Does themis get paid by PBR and Fireball to advertise or something?


hahahah the contract's prof's mother-in-law is an alcoholic


And he's obsessed with his stuffed caterpillar.

To each his/her own I guess!


I love his squashed caterpillar! and the pizza with crawling escargots :D


And let's not forget the big reward if we find his lost cat... monster.

I agree Geis was great. The torts lectures are a bit freaky (why does he keep looking behind him?) I do like his style of having a review lecture every 3-4 chapters though.

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby sd5289 » Tue May 26, 2015 5:25 pm

texlaw wrote:The torts lectures are a bit freaky (why does he keep looking behind him?) I do like his style of having a review lecture every 3-4 chapters though.


He looks back? His side-eye glances are already a bit weird, lol.

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby MarcZero » Tue May 26, 2015 7:40 pm

sd5289 wrote:Just did the first MBE practice question set (K's). 59% correct.

UGH. Shit. Pass me a drank please.


I've heard from multiple people that shooting for the 50% suggested rate is really what you want to do at this point. Only after multiple reviews, exposure to other wrong questions, and such will you start to get up to and past 70% in the last few weeks. I'm not trying to stress over that now. And yes, there are areas that aren't covered in the lectures in the MBE questions. I'm wrapping up the property lectures tonight and there is quite a bit that isn't covered in the lectures that is in the long outline.




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