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Current Law Students / Re: Anyone else feel like exams were too easy?
« on: December 13, 2006, 12:28:03 PM »
Don't get too confident. If a law school exam feels too easy, you most likely missed something; OR the professor doesn't know how to write a good exam to the curve, e.g. you get 97 or 98 out of 100 multiple choice questions right on a torts exam and you end up with an A- (actually happened to somebody I know).

That was my point.  The easier the exam, the more difficult it will be to stand out and write an A response.

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Current Law Students / Anyone else feel like exams were too easy?
« on: December 12, 2006, 02:36:27 PM »
Just finished with my last one yesterday and I got the feeling that all the exams except for Torts were pretty easy.  There didn't seem to be any tricky issues and after talking with a lot of classmates it doesn't sound like I missed anything.  While this would be great if it weren't for the curve, how will the profs grade the exams.  We all seemed to have caught all the issues.  I guess it may be based on how organized and well written our essays were.  If that's the case, I don't feel all that confident.  Has anyone else gotten the same feeling from exams?

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Current Law Students / Re: Are you happy?
« on: December 11, 2006, 09:23:46 PM »
Message boards in general are negative.  Everyone loves to complain.  That being said, I am quite happy.  Why?  I finished my last final at noon today.  I'm off until January 9.  All is right with the world. ;D

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I wrote out a few sentences for the rules that I found useful.  Then I just copied them into  my answer when necessary.  You know International Shoe minimum contacts will be there so write up a few sentences about it.  Same with the two step Hannah test for the Erie Doctrine and the rules on diversity.  That stuff has to show up on virtually every 1L fall civ pro exam, so get the rules ready to go.  Then you'll have more time for the analysis.

If you are bringing books, I found the charts in the crunch time book pretty useful, but never looked at them during my exam.  I did look up a supplemental jurisdiction rule in my Gilbert's outline though.

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Yes. I have heard that it is extremely difficult to fail out of T1; however, after a poor performance, you can imagine the possiblity still keeps creeping into my mind.

I really just think I failed to organize well and missed a couple of issues. Hopefully the answers I did get correctly show the Prof that I'm not a complete idiot who just didn't bother studying. But alas, I have one more final and should really stop worrying.

Thanks for the comments and best of luck on exams.

I'm at a T1 and have a guy in my section who is repeating 1L.  I don't think it happens too often here.

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Current Law Students / Re: I don't know if I want to be a lawyer anymore!
« on: December 07, 2006, 02:05:49 PM »
A link from audiocasefiles.com would seem appropriate now.

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Exams haven't really seemed all that bad.  If it weren't for the curve, I'd be convinced I did well on all of them.  Unfortunately, all of my classmates seem to be thinking the same thing. 

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Current Law Students / Re: OMG I hate future interests...
« on: December 07, 2006, 12:37:03 PM »
I just had my property exam this morning.  About 1/3 of the test was future interests.  Glad that's over with.

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Current Law Students / Re: Civ Pro- Tips, Tactics, Techniques
« on: December 06, 2006, 07:43:14 PM »
If the exam is open book there is the huge advantage that you know what is coming.  Civ pro only has so many topics.  Personal Jurisdiction has to be a major section of every 1st semester 1L exam.  Create the personal jurisdiction checklist, get your rule sections ready so you can copy from your outline to the exam to save time for the analysis.  I'm sure the other big topic will be a diversity question and probably Erie.

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Current Law Students / Re: Studying for Civ Pro
« on: December 06, 2006, 07:39:06 PM »
I'm using Glannon E&E and Emanuelle's flashcards.


Glannon's Civ Pro E&E was great.  There might not be enough time to gain much out of it now though.  I read it before starting and found it really helpful.  His torts E&E is great too.

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