LES MISERA3LES: ONE YEAR MORE

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2018)

How prepared are you for your life right now?

I am bullet journalling, have planned my semester and am ready to make magna
3
5%
I have my shit together but I'm probably forgetting something
10
17%
I have made some effort but my life is basically in shambles
16
28%
I don't even have books or know where I'm going how is class starting already
12
21%
100% checked out mentally already #3LOLOLOLLLL
17
29%
 
Total votes: 58

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby DJM » Sun Oct 25, 2015 4:39 pm

As for the current poll, I have started for all my classes but they currently consist of week 1 only. And I'm probably gonna redo them cause I didn't know what to put in an outline in week1.
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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby xylocarp » Sun Oct 25, 2015 4:40 pm

DJM wrote:
buckiguy_sucks wrote:Poll update idea: what's the dumbest rule in legal writing?
my nominations are:
parentheticals have to start with ING verbs
Underlining or not underlining commas/periods


Still not a fan of the whole 2x space thing finishing sentences. I always have to go back through the entire memo to go add an extra space after each period. Thought I could just do command-f and replace ". " with ". " but that fucks your citations and Id.

I guess not all profs care that much but mine does and it annoys the shit outta me.

I have never been told to do this. I don't think it's ever even come up. But fuck that "rule"

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby DJM » Sun Oct 25, 2015 4:41 pm

xylocarp wrote:
DJM wrote:
buckiguy_sucks wrote:Poll update idea: what's the dumbest rule in legal writing?
my nominations are:
parentheticals have to start with ING verbs
Underlining or not underlining commas/periods


Still not a fan of the whole 2x space thing finishing sentences. I always have to go back through the entire memo to go add an extra space after each period. Thought I could just do command-f and replace ". " with ". " but that fucks your citations and Id.

I guess not all profs care that much but mine does and it annoys the shit outta me.

I have never been told to do this. I don't think it's ever even come up. But fuck that "rule"


Not sure if its actually in the bluebook but my prof told us its 'standard in legal practice' or some shit like that.

ETA: also takes up a some valuable memo space

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby buckiguy_sucks » Sun Oct 25, 2015 4:49 pm

DJM wrote:
xylocarp wrote:
DJM wrote:Still not a fan of the whole 2x space thing finishing sentences. I always have to go back through the entire memo to go add an extra space after each period. Thought I could just do command-f and replace ". " with ". " but that fucks your citations and Id.
I guess not all profs care that much but mine does and it annoys the shit outta me.

I have never been told to do this. I don't think it's ever even come up. But fuck that "rule"

Not sure if its actually in the bluebook but my prof told us its 'standard in legal practice' or some shit like that.
ETA: also takes up a some valuable memo space


p sure this is just a boomer typing thing

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby buckiguy_sucks » Sun Oct 25, 2015 4:51 pm

"none and i don't plan to outline ever" plz explain yourself

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby Gray » Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:20 pm

buckiguy_sucks wrote:p sure this is just a boomer typing thing

Yeah this came from typewriters

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby unsweetened » Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:41 pm

As I'm building my contracts outline, I'm realizing that it's turning into a condensed version of my class notes, which is completely useless for exams. I need to build flow charts and am feeling pretty overwhelmed right now.

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby haus » Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:48 pm

buckiguy_sucks wrote:
DJM wrote:
xylocarp wrote:
DJM wrote:Still not a fan of the whole 2x space thing finishing sentences. I always have to go back through the entire memo to go add an extra space after each period. Thought I could just do command-f and replace ". " with ". " but that fucks your citations and Id.
I guess not all profs care that much but mine does and it annoys the shit outta me.

I have never been told to do this. I don't think it's ever even come up. But fuck that "rule"

Not sure if its actually in the bluebook but my prof told us its 'standard in legal practice' or some shit like that.
ETA: also takes up a some valuable memo space


p sure this is just a boomer typing thing

Yeah, the two spaces after the period is just an old school thing. It was still big back in the 80s when I was in high school, but it seemed to mostly go away in the 90s.

As with most LRW stuff, what you are being told in school likely has little bearing on reality for any particular work place, instead it is a way for people who have survived the experience of LRW to haze those who have not yet experienced it.

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby Kinky John » Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:08 pm

liking the new tars

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:16 pm

spooky

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby Big Red » Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:16 pm

are all law school classes curved? or is that like just 1L?

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby xylocarp » Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:20 pm

I just really like cinemagraphs

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby xylocarp » Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:25 pm

Image

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby Hikikomorist » Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:27 pm

xylocarp wrote:Image

Since you're a mod, is there any chance you could assign me an avatar?

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby xylocarp » Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:30 pm

Hikkomorist wrote:
xylocarp wrote:Image

Since you're a mod, is there any chance you could assign me an avatar?

No. Are you having issues uploading an avatar yourself?

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby Hikikomorist » Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:20 pm

xylocarp wrote:
Hikkomorist wrote:
xylocarp wrote:Image

Since you're a mod, is there any chance you could assign me an avatar?

No. Are you having issues uploading an avatar yourself?

Ah, it appears I was mistaken about how to get one, but I get the process now. Still haven't found one I like that fits within the dimensions given.

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby PeanutsNJam » Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:32 pm

unsweetened wrote:As I'm building my contracts outline, I'm realizing that it's turning into a condensed version of my class notes, which is completely useless for exams. I need to build flow charts and am feeling pretty overwhelmed right now.


I made an outline for my contracts midterm which was just rules. There'd be the rule from the principle cases, with caveats to the rules/modifications from the note cases. It was a closed book exam. It was quite helpful in my opinion. Top 25% grade, and it wasn't higher only because I wasn't great at taking the exam (missed an issue, missed some analysis points). A better outline wouldn't have helped at all.

One thing to add that isn't pure BLL is when your professor criticizes a holding, and gives a reasoning for why the court should have held another way. Definitely internalize this reasoning, because that is lots of counterargument/analysis points, which is money money money.

Yeah flow chart + rules would be the way to go imo. Literally 0 facts. I think if it's open book you can have a separate argument outline, but idk.

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby Kinky John » Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:46 pm

Hikkomorist wrote:
xylocarp wrote:
Hikkomorist wrote:
xylocarp wrote:Image

Since you're a mod, is there any chance you could assign me an avatar?

No. Are you having issues uploading an avatar yourself?

Ah, it appears I was mistaken about how to get one, but I get the process now. Still haven't found one I like that fits within the dimensions given.


I think you have to PW before avatars are unlocked

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:42 pm

i started outline around the 3rd week. i've got mega anxiety so i carry around a folder with my outlines and try to review and memorize them whenever i have free time. i've done a fair amount of hypos and have identified that my biggest problem area isn't arguing both sides, but actually knowing the BLL. when i know the BLL i can kick ass, but i suck at memorizing the BLL.

anyone else suck at actually memorizing the BLL? they told us the BLL was easy but shit, it's more work than i expected.

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby Big Red » Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:56 pm

having taken a midterm I feel like the points that end up making the difference aren't really things that are going to come out of a really detailed outline b/c at least for me the stuff I ended up missing ended up being fairly obvious and stuff I just kind of overlooked. I feel like having like my entire class notes would have just made it harder in a way

I'm probably going to spend a lot more of my time on hypos and practice exams, and see if I can't find some nice outline skeletons from people who've had my profs

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby KMart » Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:21 am

My school is just so far behind everyone in terms of schedules I can't really relate here :lol:.

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby Hikikomorist » Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:59 am

KMart wrote:My school isI'm just so far behind everyone in terms of schedules I can't really relate here :lol:.

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby haus » Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:03 am

Hikkomorist wrote:
KMart wrote:My school isI'm just so far behind everyone in terms of schedules I can't really relate here :lol:.

If it makes you feel better, I am behind on many things. . .

Fortunately (?) I am too busy to allow myself to become overly worried about it.

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby Hikikomorist » Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:05 am

haus wrote:
Hikkomorist wrote:
KMart wrote:My school isI'm just so far behind everyone in terms of schedules I can't really relate here :lol:.

If it makes you feel better, I am behind on many things. . .

Fortunately (?) I am too busy to allow myself to become overly worried about it.

Unless we're on the same curve, that doesn't make me feel better at all.

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Re: You Can't Spell Lunatic Without 1L

Postby Minnietron » Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:46 am

Hikkomorist wrote:
haus wrote:
Hikkomorist wrote:
KMart wrote:My school isI'm just so far behind everyone in terms of schedules I can't really relate here :lol:.

If it makes you feel better, I am behind on many things. . .

Fortunately (?) I am too busy to allow myself to become overly worried about it.

Unless we're on the same curve, that doesn't make me feel better at all.

We're all on the same curved surface and the same curve of life. :D




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