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Hey I have a Con. Law exam in 5 days, & I'm a 1L--Help!

Mina

Hey I have a Con. Law exam in 5 days, & I'm a 1L--Help!
« on: December 11, 2007, 10:21:50 PM »
Uhm, I've outlined it, paid attention,etc. etc. I was wondering what I got to do over the next five days in order to "pull everything together." Con. law  seems crazy to spot the issues, or apply a clean analysis, How do I prepare for this?

jwaxjwax

Re: Hey I have a Con. Law exam in 5 days, & I'm a 1L--Help!
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2007, 01:15:15 AM »
Do you get to use an outline?

Re: Hey I have a Con. Law exam in 5 days, & I'm a 1L--Help!
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2007, 02:35:49 AM »
Well, if you have LEEWS, do it. 

If you do not, perhaps get Chemerinsky's supplement.  This book is amazing. 

Re: Hey I have a Con. Law exam in 5 days, & I'm a 1L--Help!
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2007, 06:12:04 AM »
God have mercy on your soul.  I'm taking it as a 2L and dreading it.

I suggest focusing on any frameworks that the professor laid out in class.  For example, as we learned commerce clause jurisprudence, the 3 major questions are 1) What is "commerce?" 2) What is "among the states?"  3) Does the 10th Amendment matter?  They're broad questions, but by asking and answering them, you can address previous cases & rationales, then apply the facts from the exam scenario. 

Good luck.