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Sighting July 8, 2007

Posted by Victoria in bar review, Barbri, Roger Schechter.
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This is like the lamest, dorkiest version of the Gawker Stalker or Wonk’ed sightings, but I saw Roger Schecter (BarBri Torts) at the GW law school the other day and it gave me the lamest, dorkiest thrill.  I’m starting to lose it, aren’t I???  Apparently, upon some further stalking, he has his own Facebook group, which, while small, appears devoted.


one would think… June 20, 2007

Posted by Jacob in bar review, Barbri, Uncategorized.
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…that if they were going to take off whole points from essay grades when you don’t cite Extract provisions, all the lecturers wouldn’t be so lackadaisical in their advice about extract use ("just use it as an issue checklist, you should just answer based on your knowledge, maybe you could pick up a bit of organizational credit"). Wouldn’t you? Wouldn’t you?

I guess a graded essay with a score of "3" is their way of putting us – from the shaking heads I saw around the auditorium, all of us – on notice. Surely there’s a better way.

See also Corporations questions on LLCs and partnerships; Corporations lecturers who spend no time on LLCs and partnerships.

My God, it’s full of stars… June 18, 2007

Posted by Chicago Typewriter in bar review, Barbri.
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I was looking over the review notes for the Illinois Civ Pro lecture today, and it was all blank spaces.  In most of the review notes, there is an occasional missing word or phrase, and you just fill it in.  No so with today; I’ll pretty much just be writing from start to finish, which is ok except my handwriting looks like cuneiform done by a drunk monkey.My dilemma is: do I write it out, or do I type?  If I type, then I’ll be checking my email, IMing, and posting to this blog at the same time.  This means I won’t be learning much at all (see, e.g., my 1L year, my 2L year, and the first two days of BarBri).  If I write, then it will be almost totally unusable once the short-term memory of the lecture fades. 

Lolcats and Bar review lolcats on Facebook. June 13, 2007

Posted by Victoria in Bar Exam, bar review, facebook, lolcats.

Just so you know. Not my doing, but I approve.

Search for Bar Review Lolcats and feel free to join.

Goodbye, productivity June 12, 2007

Posted by Chicago Typewriter in bar review.

The law school at which I’m taking my Barbri classes has given us internet access.  I’m toast for the bar exam, but at least I’ll be able to post.For a while there, it looked like we weren’t going to get any service, so this is nice.  I almost starting bringing my own toilet paper to the bathroom in order to prove  a point. 

week 4: brain check/fakeout June 11, 2007

Posted by Jacob in bar review, Barbri, Uncategorized.
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Just when you thought the lectures are in a downward spiral of unbearableness, you notice that someone 4 rows ahead of you is watching a DVD. Not just checking the ESPN, maintaining an iChat, or incessantly texting a Significant Other, but full-on Watching A Movie. Ok, so it’s Legally Blonde, but come on, that won’t really help you with the Maryland distinctions for Crim. (Screenwriters couldn’t even get the prevailing party right in basic-ass Gordon v. Steele, anyone remember Day 1 of Schrag? /dork)

So you start thinking to yourself, Awesome, that’s one person who isn’t gonna be doing better than me!

And then you realize it’s just the 10-year-old kid of the woman taking studious notes next to her. Oh well…

Finally I have books June 6, 2007

Posted by Chicago Typewriter in bar review, Barbri.
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Well, I finally got my books today. I’m only a week behind, so I should be ok.

The best part is that I’ve been attending classes even without having an ID. I shouldn’t have paid for the class in the first place.

Oh, and here’s something just because I’m classy.

Nike+ Bar Review Challenge? June 5, 2007

Posted by Victoria in bar review, challenge, nike+.
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Anyone with a Nike+ system for their iPod nano interested in a Bar Review Challenge?  I was thinking about twice as many miles by the time of your exam as your projected MBE score.  Or, after looking at my calendar, how about (1.5 * projectedMBE = miles to run) something else?

Lolcat: bar review edition May 26, 2007

Posted by Victoria in bar review, conspiracy, flashcards, lolcats.
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So much better than actually creating boring flashcards.