OFFICIAL 1L Exam Prep & Motivation Thread (CSWS)

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Post by squid2211 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:10 pm

RodneyRuxin wrote:
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RodneyRuxin wrote:Finding Ks class to be super straightforward and am getting worried I won't be able to find the tough issues on the test. Anyone have advice on forks, etc? I have Chirelstein, any other suggestions?

Can anyone recommend the Barbri lecture?
I don't think many people liked the Barbri lecture, but I found it really helpful. I think it covers some topics much better than others. And while doesn't go in especially in depth, it gives you a very good outline for how to approach fact patterns in an organized manner. I found the offer, acceptance, consideration, PER, and SofF to be very helpful.
I just listened to the first two hours (I downloaded it on my smartphone so I could listen while I work out). I agree that it seems like a super organized approach to a K exam. Did you structure your outline on their format? (my professor jumps around a lot, so I'm thinking it might be a good idea).
My professor jumped around a lot and never gave us a good overview for how to approach fact patterns too. I did follow the format of the lecture. I would basically just go through in the exact order: is there an offer? is there an acceptance? do the terms match? is there consideration? is there any reason the consideration isn't valid? etc...

I did this for every fact pattern even when things like the offer were obvious. From going over my exam with my professor, I was able to pick up some points by going to the full analysis even when some parts were obvious. I booked K's and found this the structure of the barbri lecture to be helpful.

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Post by brotherdarkness » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:24 pm

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Post by stillwater » Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:11 pm

Made the executive decision to move to canned briefs for con law. Can no longer justify not preparing for exams by sinking my time into conlawl reading.

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Post by Bronck » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:17 pm

I love Wikipedia. We were assigned the Seattle School District Desegregation case and that motherfucker is 40 pages in the CB supplement. Wikipedia turned into the ultimate tl;dr version. As if the professor actually expects students to waste their time on that bullshit

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Post by stillwater » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:17 pm

Bronck wrote:I love Wikipedia. We were assigned the Seattle School District Desegregation case and that motherfucker is 40 pages in the CB supplement. Wikipedia turned into the ultimate tl;dr version. As if the professor actually expects students to waste their time on that bullshit
bro, Parents Involved v. Seattle District 1?

shitty case.

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Post by Bronck » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:18 pm

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Bronck wrote:I love Wikipedia. We were assigned the Seattle School District Desegregation case and that motherfucker is 40 pages in the CB supplement. Wikipedia turned into the ultimate tl;dr version. As if the professor actually expects students to waste their time on that bullshit
bro, Parents Involved v. Seattle District 1?

shitty case.
That's the one. I feel bad for the people who actually read the case.

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Post by Tiago Splitter » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:20 pm

Bronck wrote:I love Wikipedia. We were assigned the Seattle School District Desegregation case and that motherfucker is 40 pages in the CB supplement. Wikipedia turned into the ultimate tl;dr version. As if the professor actually expects students to waste their time on that bullshit
Thanks for the heads up.

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Post by smaug_ » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:22 pm

Bronck wrote:That's the one. I feel bad for the people who actually read the case.
The Robert's opinion is pretty dull outside of the famous line, but the dissents are fairly solid. I don't think the whole thing is worth reading, but there are worse con law cases to read.

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Post by stillwater » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:24 pm

Bronck wrote:
stillwater wrote:
Bronck wrote:I love Wikipedia. We were assigned the Seattle School District Desegregation case and that motherfucker is 40 pages in the CB supplement. Wikipedia turned into the ultimate tl;dr version. As if the professor actually expects students to waste their time on that bullshit
bro, Parents Involved v. Seattle District 1?

shitty case.
That's the one. I feel bad for the people who actually read the case.
Roberts rewrites that Brown v. Board so they say.

That line that says "the best way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race"

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Post by BuckinghamB » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:30 pm

Bronck wrote:I love Wikipedia. We were assigned the Seattle School District Desegregation case and that motherfucker is 40 pages in the CB supplement. Wikipedia turned into the ultimate tl;dr version. As if the professor actually expects students to waste their time on that bullshit
Wikipedia is so clutch for conlaw. Been using it all semester.

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Post by stillwater » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:45 pm

The case I really said to myself "I can't believe I am actually reading this right now" was Michael H. with all its bullshit footnotes.

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Post by Danger Zone » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:46 pm

stillwater wrote: That line that says "the best way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race"
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Post by 005618502 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:47 pm

No idea how to outline for Con law. I seem to just be going through the cases, grabbing the rule and some other bullshit. This is not how i outlined for any classes last semester. Usually I go:

Doctrine:
-Rule (case that confirms it)...
Repeat...

Con law just looks like me re-typing my notes on cases.... wtf con law.

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Post by Bronck » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:47 pm

What was the takeaway from the Seattle case? I know the whole strict scrutiny, only 2 recognized state interests, blah blah... but how does it rewrite Brown?

(I'm guessing the Prof will cover this, but since it was brought up)

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Post by stillwater » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:48 pm

Danger Zone wrote:
stillwater wrote: That line that says "the best way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race"
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pretty airtight huh

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Post by LazinessPerSe » Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:36 pm

I'm CSWSing 2L Spring to maintain grades for JAG applications. Just a friendly reminder - you make your money in the practice exams. Don't spend most of your time agonizing over arcane points of law to include in your outline.

As a transfer 2L, I'm in deep with you guys in the ConLaw trenches.

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Post by Benjamin1987 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:49 pm

Time to rock & roll. One more month left: CSWS!!


To those of you struggling with Con Law, here's what is working really well for me:
1) Re-read all of the cases (took me 1 1/2 days)
-- Outline the facts, and the rules presented in each;

2) Memorize the case names in the order you've studied them.
-- Gives you a great mental outline of the cases so that you can categorize them in your mind.

3) Fill in the content; I.e. memorize the gist of what each case says.

4) Type your mental outline of cases over-and-over, and then spend your time re-reading and focusing on the cases that are little fuzzy.

If that sounds too time consuming, here's some motivation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pEBz6Pz ... =endscreen
(Play it over-and-over until you decide that a future as a Barista is not for you).

Good luck everyone!!!

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Post by Nova » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:00 pm

Jsa725 wrote:i'm well rested and ready to CSWS this mother fucker till the end :mrgreen:
I highly recommend this Eric Thomas video for added motivation
Love that video!!

"So if you want to make six figures, you cant just be talkin about you want to make six figures."

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Post by gregfootball2001 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:40 pm

Benjamin1987 wrote: If that sounds too time consuming, here's some motivation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pEBz6Pz ... =endscreen
(Play it over-and-over until you decide that a future as a Barista is not for you).

Good luck everyone!!!
Great video. Thank you.

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Post by Bronck » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:07 pm

Good start to my April Beast Mode.... napped most the afternoon, woops

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Post by stillwater » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:34 pm

I feel as unsure as I did last semester. Good sign? I hope so.

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Post by stillwater » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:42 pm

I am thinking about moving to Mexico, leaving the law behind.

Seriously? What are you waiting for?

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