brotherdarkness wrote: victortsoi wrote: brotherdarkness wrote: victortsoi wrote:
Yes. fuck this test.
Also, can anyone give me a quick tl/dr on what mr marino is saying here? What trick? http://abovethelaw.com/2015/02/ask-the- ... -building/
(I realize that this is the law school equivalent of horrible clickbait, but I still want to know).
He seems to be saying he knows how to teach people how to make up law (make up a rule, state it, then bullshit after... or something like that), whereas most Bar prep companies try to force students to memorize all of the law (an impossible task). I get the impression that he was hawking some snake oil secret methodology of bullshitting your way to success.
yes exactly. but does his snake oil translate to a bunch of points? So say you forget the rule....is this a confidence trick? Do we just make something up and CRAC as if our "R" was correct? If so, thats awesome!
Well, if you forget the rule, your only option is to make one up and keep on keepin' on. Not sure what the author means by suggesting he can teach someone how to bullshit better than normal. Maybe some people are afraid to make up a rule and start spouting off about "the spirit of the law" and "principles of equity/fairness," but that's not making up a rule and is obviously a bad idea. I don't see how someone can teach you how to make up a rule better than you could do on your own.
I don't think he's off at all. I still refuse to believe that passing the bar in the vast majority of states requires anything close to memorizing even half the rules Barbri dumps on you. Think about it. A prompt contains a bunch of facts and a few questions about those facts. Each fact is relevant in some way to the answer. If you don't know the rules, you make them up so that they make use of each of the facts in a way that is intuitive and plausible. Granted, if you didn't know ANY of the law in that area, your "creation" might not be very convincing. But let's say you remember two of the five elements of the test. Applying those two elements and making up the rest using the facts will be more than enough to pass.
I think the natural inclination for people in our shoes is to seriously overestimate where others are. It's not like the thousands of others have the rules memorized at this point and we're the ones left behind. At the very least, we're all in the same spot. And far more likely, we are way ahead of the bottom quarter who 1) can't write, 2) didn't take bar prep, 3) don't speak English (e.g. lots of LLMs in my state with minimal English skills), 4) got sick, or 5) are lazy/depressed. If you don't feel like you're where you should be, you're in great shape -- because most people who should be panicking don't even know enough to panic.