Test taking is a skill, its not necessarily a reflection on the amount of law that you know.
What did you use to prep? I'm contemplating getting the LEEWS series before starting this fall. I know that you've posted on the benefits of the program before. Is that what you used to prep over the summer or did you save it midterms/finals season? Quote from: jdohno on July 07, 2005, 03:56:46 PMI'm sorry Sands. I have to disagree with you below. I prepped last summer and it helped out big time this year. I did very well.
I'm sorry Sands. I have to disagree with you below. I prepped last summer and it helped out big time this year. I did very well.
Quote from: Burning Sands on July 07, 2005, 01:05:59 PMQuote from: ScurvyWench on July 07, 2005, 11:28:50 AMSands, was your Law Review an automatic grade-on, write-on or combo? If it had a write-on component how did you go about doing it? shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit...Girl, that's a story and a half!!! real quick, my school's Law Review is a combo of both grades and write-on. I'll have to give you the story later cuz I gotta run.I'm so proud of you dude...who would have thought back in 04 you'd be sitting on law review with those tight grades??? You need to really laugh now looking back at your engineer days!
Quote from: ScurvyWench on July 07, 2005, 11:28:50 AMSands, was your Law Review an automatic grade-on, write-on or combo? If it had a write-on component how did you go about doing it? shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit...Girl, that's a story and a half!!! real quick, my school's Law Review is a combo of both grades and write-on. I'll have to give you the story later cuz I gotta run.
Sands, was your Law Review an automatic grade-on, write-on or combo? If it had a write-on component how did you go about doing it?
But there are areas of contracts that every first year goes over offer and acceptance, consideration, statutue of frauds. You're not reading the whole E&Es over the summer. You read the sections most likely to be covered in your first year classes. At my school, the majority of my prepping was on the ball.
Jdohno, no I didn't have any "how to" manuals. I just approached it very systematically (probably the engineer in me coming out). At our school you have 7 days to do it. They give you a recent slip opinion from the Supreme Court that hasn't been published yet, and 600 pages of materials to read thru that include other supreme court cases, some appellate cases, some state cases, some law review articles on the topic, some other secondary cr@p, and a bunch of little hidden things, some designed to be helpful, some designed to intentionally throw you off, which during a 7 day write-on competition can make the difference between law review and no law review if you get sidetracked.For 7 days straight I ate, drank and slept write-on competition. I made a schedule of exactly where I should be at in the process each day. I've talked to some of the other people who made it, and their schedules vary from mine, but we all have one thing in common. For those 7 days we shut out all outside activities. And everybody I've talked to so far who made it told me that during those last 2 or 3 days it was non-stop, all-nighters, no sleep, myself included. Those were my first all-nighters in law school. I have a feeling, with the amount of work law review requires, they will not be my last.So basically it was just all about buckling down for however long your school's competition lasts. I know over at Cardozo theirs is 3 days. Each school will vary. It sounds obvious but you have to be dedicated and disciplined. Its easy to say now, but when you're staring at 600 pages of legal cases and secondary sources, it can be a bit much. A lot of cats said "f*ck it" after about the first day. Others stuck with it, but started late because they wanted to relax after finals for a few days. They didn't make it. Others started right away but dipped out around midnight each night. They didn't make it eiher. By midnight, the rest of us who did make it were usually just catching our second wind.Its crazy, but in the end you get out of it what you put into it. And mind you, this is the just the writing component. Good grades in law school is a whole other story...
I'm sorry. I don't want to make you relive the nightmare. But what about your citing? Did you do your Bluebook cites before you got into the cases? Did you dedicate a day to just doing cites and making sure they were correct? My friends have told me to set up a schedule similar to what you did but I'm concerned about the cites. We didn't use the Bluebook at my former school. So I'm little worried. Thanks.
Wow, that was a mouth full! I will save everybody some time and just say that I agree to disagree with you on the prepping issue. I selected this quote only to say that this is my point though, you say you only read the sections most likely to be covered. Your average pre-law does not know what those are. I gathered from your earlier posts that what you read during your summer was, fortunately, what you saw during your school year, thus your advocacy for prepping. BTW, what school are you coming from and where are you transferring to?