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Current Law Students / CD's for Constitutional Law and Property
« on: December 19, 2007, 08:54:16 AM »
Does anyone know where i can download them at for free as ipposed to buying them or waiting until i get back to school to listen to them?

Current Law Students / Re: structure of answer
« on: December 18, 2007, 06:41:35 PM »
I wrote all my exams, using at least 4 blue books for all of them except research

Current Law Students / Re: tips for memorzing for closed book exam
« on: December 18, 2007, 06:40:24 PM »
Just a bit of warning; I have found that "memorizing" creates tunnel vision, & usu. leads to failure in issue spotting. I mean Civ. Pro. usu. can be broken into 5 Q.'s
(1) What State you can sue in? (PJ)
(2) What claim you may bring? (SJ-1331/32/67)
(3) What Court house to file in? (Venue, Transfer, removal, forum non conveniens etc,)
(4) What apllicable law? (Eerie/Hanna)
(5) What's the scope of the suit? (Joinder claims/parties: Rule13,14,18,19,20 etc etc.)

So if you do memorize, make sure to always ask those 5 Q.s & look deeper, e.g.  u have 1404 memorized that may lead to just "Removal by D. to fed Ct." for short-hand, may be insufficient, & ur brain will be a little too conlusory about issues (at least this what i have found). This advice isn't golden or pure of course, but thought it could help!! best of luck--M.

Thats good

Thats basically how Arthur Miller summed it up on the Sum and Substance CD's which are the absolute best

He gives you a checklist with everything to look for and spot and tips on what probably wont be on your exam and what will be

Memorizing did nothing for me, looking at my outline i made and developing model answers for CIV Pro Issues helped me

Current Law Students / Re: Contracts... Where to Begin?
« on: December 18, 2007, 06:23:34 AM »
Im so glad our exam was only on the Restatements and not the UCC

i just went over each case with the restatements attached in my outline, and went over small restatements you should know to throw in good language

i think i did well, but i keep reminding myself, its all in a bell curve relative to your peers success

Current Law Students / Re: structure of answer
« on: December 18, 2007, 06:08:57 AM »
i used scratch paper as well. My Contracts Professor said he wanted his answers in IRAC form. So i would spot the issues, list them on the scratch paper with maybe a word or two to remind myself why this is an issue and why it makes it so it isnt a contract, and then i go into my IRAC form in my bluebook

Current Law Students / Re: tips for memorzing for closed book exam
« on: December 18, 2007, 06:06:30 AM »
You can make a model answer, thats what i did for my exam.

Made one on the big issues like PJ,SMJ,Erie

or, since i had to memorize for my Torts exam "good language" as she calls it, i wrote it over and over again til i got it. But i started in like November with that because it was a shytload. A model answer for negligence, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, Consent, plus all 8 intentional torts, their definitions, and the elements

Current Law Students / Re: done with first exam, feel severely crappy
« on: December 18, 2007, 06:03:54 AM »
First, it's clear that you're talking to people about the exam. STOP IT.  Stop it now, and don't do it for any more exam.  I've gotten As on exams where I felt sort of "meh" after the test, but after talking to a couple of people I was in a panic.  It doesn't help, so just stop.

Second, not everyone is good at everything, and some subjects are just harder for others.  For my first year, contracts was the bane of my life.  It was my lowest grade, I knew it would be going into the test, and I was pretty certain coming out of the test too.  Torts is for you what contracts was for me.  It's over now, you're done, you should rejoice that you're finished.

So take the night off, go see a movie, do whatever to have a little fun, and tomorrow morning move on to the next subject, and be glad you're not studying negligence any more.

I so agree Jacy

I spoke about a few exams with people, and w hile i knew i missed some things, i freaked a classmate out when i put the defenses on the test and she forgot them in criminal law on the exam. I felt bad for that so when Contracts came up last wednesday, i didnt want to talk about it because i feel like i did rather well. Then a damn classmate wanted to come and talk about the test after i repeatedly told her i didnt want to talk about it

Current Law Students / Re: JMOL and 7th Amendment
« on: December 17, 2007, 07:48:59 AM »

Thats how it was exaplained to my class also. Its just like Summary Judgment but during the trial phase and not before.

Current Law Students / Re: Need Serious Help
« on: October 26, 2007, 11:57:08 PM »
Yeah, i was gonna begin to finish my outline this weekend as far as where we r at now.

Hopefully, things will start clicking together

Current Law Students / Need Serious Help
« on: October 26, 2007, 08:41:58 AM »
Contracts was easy in the beginning but has become really hard and exam time is coming up

Are there any study aids that have helped any of you?


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