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Current Law Students / Re: Contracts Exam Format
« on: December 17, 2006, 04:41:25 AM »
Also (and this might vary by professor), but don't forget to give the arguments on BOTH sides before coming to your conclusion. Particularly in contracts, there are a lot of areas where the answer is not clear-cut. It relies on standards such as "good faith" and "substantially impair." Play around with the facts in the case and argue both sides. First take the plaintiff's side and argue how the defendant's action was not in good faith. Then take the defendant's side and argue how it was in good faith. THEN come to your conclusion. All this could do is get you more points.

Current Law Students / Re: Number of Hours Devoted to Law School
« on: October 27, 2006, 03:46:24 AM »
I thought the standard rule was two hours of studying/week for every hour in class. That's how it's been for me.

Current Law Students / Re: Does LEEWS work for all exams
« on: October 18, 2006, 03:10:59 AM »
Make sure to listen to the last few tracks on the eight CD. He explains how to apply the method to Contracts, which is a bit unique.

Current Law Students / Re: 1L Evening Students - Work or no work?
« on: October 05, 2006, 08:24:07 AM »
I work full-time, and I'd say about 1/3-1/2 of my class does as well. I don't worry about it all that much. Sure, they have more time to study than I do, but that doesn't necessarily mean that they study more than me. I just focus on doing the best I can do.

Current Law Students / Re: Just got done reading "Getting to Maybe"
« on: October 04, 2006, 07:06:28 AM »
Get LEEWS. Listen to it. Read it. Practice it. Practice it again.

Current Law Students / Re: LEEWS: Do I need the audio?
« on: September 28, 2006, 10:32:38 AM »
The audio was way too long - he could have given the same lessons in half the time. That said, the audio does present the material nicely, and it forces you to go through it slowly. Very, very slowly. So if you have time, do the audio as well as the book.

I'd qualify that to say arguing with professors CAN BE the most interesting part, provided the argument is logical, clear and hasn't already been stated by other classmates. Unfortunately, too many gunners just like to hear their voices, and they don't think before talking.

Your rules would make for a pretty boring class. Arguing with professors is the most interesting part.

Use both. Civil Procedure is rule-based, so I can see how multiple choice would be more helpful for that class than, say, Constitutional Law. I don't think it's possible to get too much practice for civil procedure.

Current Law Students / Re: CALI Lessons - helpful?
« on: September 23, 2006, 03:30:19 PM »
My civil procedure professor highly recommends them. They aren't required, but he says there are certain topics, like discovery, that we'll learn better through CALI than in class. I found that refreshingly honest.

Current Law Students / Re: K class time issue
« on: September 23, 2006, 08:34:40 AM »
Use your class notes, last year's outline, Emanuel's, and your text book to make your own outline. It's a pain in the butt, but it's definitely worth it. At the end of each week I take all of my class notes, books, supplements, etc. and outline the previous week's material. If you don't get behind, you can do each class in an hour or two. I find that it helps me really understand the material I've learned for the week. Writing things in your own words in very valuable.

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