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April 21, 2004

Attack of Plan

Ok. 1L classes are now officially over. Hooray?

Now is when the rubber meets the road. Did anything sink into my head this semester? Better question: How much can I cram into my head for near-instant recall in the next six days? I've got good outlines for every class. No, I didn't make a single one. Yes, I know that's not how you're supposed to do it. If you're a law student, I'm telling you this to boost your confidence. Think of this as my gift to you: You are more prepared than I am, so rest easy. This is especially true if you're in my section at GW. I'm here to make sure you'll land at least a bit higher on the curve. Please just throw money.

The plan:

  1. Today: Conlaw. Must get an overview in head.
  2. Tomorrow and Friday: CivPro. Reviewing outline and Glannon, taking practice exams.
  3. Saturday and Sunday: Contracts. Same gig w/the outlines and the practice exams.
  4. Monday (4/26): Contracts in the Morning, one more CivPro practice test in the afternoon.
  5. Tuesday (4/27): CivPro all day. CivPro final at 2 p.m.
  6. Wednesday (4/28): All Contracts, all the time. Practice exams!
  7. Thursday (4/29): All contracts still. Contracts final at 2 p.m.
  8. Friday (4/30): Property practice exam in the morning, property review w/ProfProperty at 1 p.m.
  9. Saturday: Happy May 1st! If I were in Finland I'd celebrate Vappu. But since I'm not, I'll be drowning myself in Property and Conlaw.
  10. Sunday and Monday (May 2&3): Conlaw conlaw conlaw.
  11. Tuesday (5/4): Conlaw final at 2 p.m.
  12. Wednesday (5/5): Property! Practice exams yeah yeah yeah!
  13. Thursday (5/6): P-p-property! Property final at 2 p.m. Collapse at 5 p.m. Gradually become human again. Remember that life outside of law school is a wonderful thing.
There. It isn't pretty, but it will have to do. I call it my "Please please let me pass" plan. Feel free to use it yourself. I know you want to.

Hail Mary: If you have any tips, any at all, for remembering/understanding tricky or big-picture points of any of these subjects—CivPro, Contracts (Sales and UCC Art. 2), Conlaw, Property—please please please share. You will be loved and thanked and placed high in the upper levels of the ai pantheon of wonderful peoples. Your children and/or future children will respect you more for your generous spirit and wisdom, and the next time you have Chinese food you'll get a really stellar fortune. I promise. Thanks!

Posted 07:04 AM | Comments (12) | law general

Scary Search

Forget about why this person might have ended up here at ai, the real question is: Why is someone searching for "what exempts someone from the draft for war" in the first place? Is Nader's draft talk having some effect? Or was this search prompted by a Republican Senator's call to reinstate the draft?

Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel told a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on post-occupation Iraq that there isn't an American that doesn't understand what the troops are engaged in Iraq and what the prospects are for the future.

"Why shouldn't we ask our citizens to bear some responsibility and pay some price," he said

Hmph. I thought this whole Iraq adventure was supposed to be a cakewalk (also more cakewalk). It sure is a good thing our fearless leader never makes any mistakes. Do you feel more secure yet?

Posted 06:36 AM | general politics

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