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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Advice on Study Aids/Hornbooks! PLease!
« on: February 06, 2006, 12:41:59 AM »
e&e's is awesome for torts.

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General Board / Re: Shameless Self-Promotion
« on: February 06, 2006, 12:38:38 AM »
the " STOP READING MY IMs" is the only funny phrase you have come up with.  the rest are just bad and i cant imagine anyone wanting to buy a shirt that says something like "bluebooking sucks."  the IMs one is f-ing hilarious though.  id buy it.

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i HATED last semester and this semester is 1000x worse.  the only upside is that now i dont do any reading other than e&e's since that is all that helped me on exams last semester and i did well. 

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General Board / Re: Help! I can't pay attention in ConLaw!
« on: January 25, 2006, 08:31:46 PM »
i have the same problem.  conlaw is just the most boring subject ive ever had to endure.

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focus on main ideas that come out of cases and dont worry about the details and other junk in the opinions.  try to sum up the main rule in a sentence or two.  for example, pierson v. post: "pursuit is not enough to establish a vested property right in an animal."

read e&e's and use them as your primary study aid, not the casebook. 

go to class and pay attention to what your professor says.  parrot back his beliefs on the exam.

outlining is a huge waste of time in my opinion.  if you never felt the need to outline in the past, dont get caught up in the retarded law school hype about it and dont waste your time.

i think you can effectively cover material two or three times faster if you are just studying instead of trying to create a written outline.  just get an outline from an upper level student and use it as a table of contents type guide to follow when studying.

in terms of studying, i did little.  i just crammed with e&e's and im far above the median(dont know rank yet).  in sum, law school is a bunch of hype...its the same *&^% as undergrad.

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General Board / Re: CLASSMATES...
« on: January 23, 2006, 01:11:47 PM »
take the giant casebook out of your ass and relax.  the idea that being a 1L means having no life outside of the library is a giant load of bull.

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General Board / Re: Why do I hate Con Law so Much?
« on: January 23, 2006, 01:07:38 PM »
you hate it because it is the most f-ing boring class ever.

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if emmanuels worked really well for you so far, you might as well stick with them. 

i thought they were completely useless, but i know a lot of people really like them.  im a much bigger fan of examples and explanations.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Research Help
« on: January 16, 2006, 09:06:10 PM »
id start out with a terms and connectors search with something like this: "restrictive covenant" /s breach /s contract /p compet!

you should get at least a few relevant cases.  then you can shephardize those to get more cases.  and once you read a few decisions that are on point you will have a better idea of what to search for since youll learn the terms of art that are used in such cases.

as for what kind of courts to search under, that depends on your assignment.  where will this imaginary suit be brought?   just ask your prof if its not in the assignment or you forgot.  you can always do an "all federal and state cases" search to start with, but that will probably give you a lot more cases than you would want and some decisions that will only be persuasive precedent.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: DOES THE PLS APPROACH WORK OR NOT?
« on: January 16, 2006, 04:33:32 PM »
so far i only have 1 grade back.  its a 3.5 in civpro, on a 2.7 curve.

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