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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: 1L Study Aides
« on: June 14, 2008, 11:07:08 PM »
I used the E&E for Civ Pro but didn't do that great in the class.

For torts, I recommend Understanding Torts, in Lexis' series.

I didn't use anything for contracts or property.

For Crim Law, I used the Understanding Criminal Law.

Definitely Chemerinsky for Con Law.

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1L job search / Re: Will paralegal job help?
« on: June 04, 2008, 05:29:42 PM »
I doubt it... It will look good that you have any work experience at all, but your grades are really going to be the biggest factor in your 1L summer job.

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General Board / Re: Which law dictionary do you recommend?
« on: May 17, 2008, 02:43:06 PM »
Hah, whateverrr. The only thing I do on here is rant :)

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General Board / Re: Which law dictionary do you recommend?
« on: May 17, 2008, 02:23:30 PM »
I rarely used my law dictionary; when I did, I just used Black's that was on Westlaw. I did find an old Black's at Goodwill that I bought. :)

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Studying and Exam Taking / property checklist/flow charts?
« on: May 04, 2008, 01:00:18 PM »
anyone have any to share?


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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Contracts help!!!
« on: April 30, 2008, 08:00:30 AM »
You might also want to begin with a step that asks whether there is a problem with the Statute of Frauds.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Con law - Crunchtime?
« on: April 27, 2008, 09:43:52 AM »
I felt that way about Conlaw when I took it.  It was my last exam, and I felt horribly unprepared.  I hadn't made my own outline, but instead printed out 2 or 3 outlines, one of which I had spent some time updating, I printed out class notes, tabbed and indexed the lot of it, and that was it.  I somehow got an A.  I think my analysis of the problems was good, and despite not understanding every nuance of the dormant commerce clause.

So don't freak yourself out too much, or you'll perform worse because before you walk into the exam, you're thinking you'll do horribly.  Just know that you're not the only one who has felt like this (it seems REALLY common for Con law, for some reason).  Go in, do your best, and then move on to the next exam (or celebrate finishing 1L, whichever comes next!)

Thank you, that makes me feel a lot better. I feel like maybe it's like that for con law because it just seems so squishy. Ugh.

I can sort of relate with torts.. I never got torts, and I still don't get it, but I got an A also.. although I cried my eyes out after that exam because I thought I flunked.

We'll see how it goeeeeees....

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Con law - screwed
« on: April 27, 2008, 05:46:09 AM »
I feel incredibly screwed for this exam tomorrow. I want to throw up.

Plus, I got a cold over the weekend, so I feel like crap.

Ugh.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Con law - Crunchtime?
« on: April 24, 2008, 05:53:04 PM »
I have Chemerinsky, but some of the stuff my prof says is inconsistent with the treatise... per usual.

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I don't really think it is...

I didn't take one, and I'm in top 15 percent.. girl I know did, and she's in top 50 percent. (But maybe she would've been in lower half if didn't, who knows.)

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