2L and Back Again

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2019)

What are you doing this summer?

Big Firm
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32%
Med/Small Firm
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9%
Government
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21%
Judicial
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13%
Non-Profit
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14%
Other
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7%
Couch Surfing
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3%
 
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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby davey jones » Sat Dec 10, 2016 3:28 pm

still havent taken a single exam

what does it feel like - not actually taking an exam, but like just existing in finals week(s). like that feel 1 day after exam 1 but 3 days before exam 2

super curious

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby chicharon » Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:01 pm

davey jones wrote:still havent taken a single exam

what does it feel like - not actually taking an exam, but like just existing in finals week(s). like that feel 1 day after exam 1 but 3 days before exam 2

super curious


Exhausting

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby Smallville » Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:31 pm

davey jones wrote:still havent taken a single exam

what does it feel like - not actually taking an exam, but like just existing in finals week(s). like that feel 1 day after exam 1 but 3 days before exam 2

super curious

frustrating... you want to be relieved bc you finished a class completely, but you've got another exam around the corner and know you should be studying or something

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby Bearlyalive » Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:01 pm

idk, I spent the day watching disney movies

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby lymenheimer » Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:20 pm

Bearlyalive wrote:idk, I spent the day watching disney movies playin video games

Ftfm. (Civ pro on tuesday, but my Destiny is here and now)

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby Smallville » Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:43 pm

lymenheimer wrote:
Bearlyalive wrote:idk, I spent the day watching disney movies playin video games

Ftfm. (Civ pro on tuesday, but my Destiny is here and now)

seriously lol I know I should be doing something, even if its staring at my outline, but cant help but keep watching west wing and relaxing

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby The Abyss » Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:56 pm

CivPro on Monday. Been reading through my outline and doing practice exam questions, but mostly watching Netflix.

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby Dcc617 » Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:04 pm

The Abyss wrote:CivPro on Monday. Been reading through my outline and doing practice exam questions, but mostly watching Netflix.


I have to write an insane 3700 word 8 hour take home for torts on Monday.

Edit
And I'm watching YouTube clips of superheroes and playing on TLS.

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby buckiguy_sucks » Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:10 pm

Dcc617 wrote: I have to write an insane 3700 word 8 hour take home for torts on Monday.


you have not written an in class exam yet if you think 3700 words is "insane"

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby Hikikomorist » Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:16 pm

buckiguy_sucks wrote:
Dcc617 wrote: I have to write an insane 3700 word 8 hour take home for torts on Monday.


you have not written an in class exam yet if you think 3700 words is "insane"

Haven't hit 3,700 words on any of my exams yet. Don't imagine I ever will.

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby Bearlyalive » Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:25 pm

buckiguy_sucks wrote:
Dcc617 wrote: I have to write an insane 3700 word 8 hour take home for torts on Monday.


you have not written an in class exam yet if you think 3700 words is "insane"


Yeah my CivPro exam was an 8 hour take home, and the most difficult part of the exam was keeping it under the 3300 word limit. My contracts exam is also 8 hour take home, and that word limit is 3000. Not much looking forward to that.

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby davey jones » Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:26 pm

wtf "take home exam"

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby UVA2B » Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:46 pm

davey jones wrote:wtf "take home exam"

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby Dcc617 » Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:03 pm

davey jones wrote:wtf "take home exam"


3 of my 4 exams are 8 hour take homes this semester.

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby Smallville » Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:23 pm

UVA2B wrote:
davey jones wrote:wtf "take home exam"

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby archipm » Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:29 pm

My last exam is a take home on Monday and it is so hard to find the sense of urgency for studying compared with a shorter on-site exam.
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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby jumbocolumbo » Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:10 pm

Dcc617 wrote:3 of my 4 exams are 8 hour take homes this semester.

Actually relieved I have no take-homes. It sounds nice in theory, but it generally entails prolonging an already painful, anxiety-inducing exam. I prefer to just get it over with.

ETA: at least it seems like that's what it entails. I could be totally wrong.

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby Bearlyalive » Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:28 pm

I kinda liked my 8-hour take home, but then I haven't taken an in-class yet to compare it to. But in general, I didn't feel stressed about taking a few minutes to walk away and think about something, I could look at my outline without worrying about time, etc etc. I have a feeling that for an in-class exam, I would have needed to "study" more, in the sense of getting familiar with my materials and memorizing more stuff so I could find the information faster. As it was, I could focus more on making sure I actually knew how to apply the material.

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby alora » Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:30 pm

my contracts on monday is a 6 hour in-class and i'm gonna need every minute of those 6 hours

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby slippin_jimmy » Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:10 pm

Honestly, I will just be super glad to be half done with exams tomorrow afternoon. 4 exams in a week is kind of sadistic.

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby UVA2B » Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:56 pm

Kicking off the late exam period in the morn...God help us all, Jeebus.

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby OtterLaw » Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:19 am

UVA2B wrote:Kicking off the late exam period in the morn...God help us all, Jeebus.


Right there with you. Btw, what is a tort? Asking for a friend.

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby Bearlyalive » Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:32 am

OtterLaw wrote:
Right there with you. Btw, what is a tort? Asking for a friend.


Some kind of pastry I believe.

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby UVA2B » Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:57 pm

First exam reflection: I've never written so much that I'm supremely unconfident that any of it made any sense. This is why you should never review the exam after it's over. Just haunting.

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Re: Abandon A1L Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (1L thread)

Postby lymenheimer » Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:02 pm

UVA2B wrote:First exam reflection: I've never written so much that I'm supremely unconfident that any of it made any sense. This is why you should never review the exam after it's over. Just haunting.

Congrats! But im there with you. Pretty sure for torts i did 0 analysis and only listed the required elements for each issue. Not thinking about it/dreading civ pro (tomorrow) and contracts next week have kept me fairly sane.



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