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Panic Level Yellow

Torts outline still not done. There's a review session tomorrow and I'm doing a practice exam, so we'll see how it goes.

With a little over 48 hours remaining, there's a conversation going on in my skull, roughly like this:

Mr. Nervous: You can't remember the standards for res ipsa loquitur by heart. You've not even started mock-examing. You slept in this morning, and your compatriots didn't. They've probably gotten a whole week's more study done than you have.

Mr. Cool: Nope. I haven't done any of those things. Now shut up, or I won't be able to. Isn't there some bad Jim Carey film you should be in just about now?

Mr. Meditative: [chanting over them in the background] It's law school, not life. It's about mastering the facts, not outpacing your fellows. Being a good person comes first; being a good lawyer comes second.

Mr. Nervous: [staring at Mr. Meditative wildly] Oh, shut up, you f---ing hippie!

Tomorrow it all comes to a head: anything I've not learned by then doesn't get learned. Then one more day to review. Then it begins.


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Fun, fun. The voices in my head don't let me power nap. It's very annoying... Good luck ;-)
The best thing you can take into an exam is a clear head. Sleep. Wear Sub Fusc with flowers. It will psych out the competition and calm you. M
Oh, and good luck dude.
My recollection was that I always thought pre-exam that I knew much less than my exam grades showed once everything was over. I don't know if the adreneline rush of actually being in the exam room and knowing it's real stimulates the subconscious memory or what, but don't stress more than you absolutely have to. On the other hand, I did graduate in the bottom half of the class (about 48-49th percentile) so you may not want to listen to me.... Cheers...
Remember, you're constantly learning. It never stops--with law (or life). Law school develops your mind; it teaches you how to think; dry doctrine is the easy part . . . One of my law school professors read this poem on the last day of class; it's actually one of the few things I can remember from my first year experience. It's by Wislawa Szymborska, a Nobel Prize winner. Contribution to statistics Of one hundred people – there are fifty-two who know it all better; for almost all the rest every step is uncertain; those ready to help, as long as it doesn't take too long, – as many as forty-nine; those always gracious, because they cannot change anything, – four, perhaps five; those led astray by youth, the transitory, – plus or minus sixty; those who will not tolerate any jokes, who have a talent to be happy – rather more than twenty, at most; those who are wise after the event – not many more than those who are wise before the event; those bowed down, tested by suffering, without a lamp in the dark – eighty-three, sooner or later; the upright – a great many, say thirty-five; if this characteristic coincides with the effort to understand – three; those worthy of compassion – ninety-nine The mortal one hundred per cent A number which at present does not change.
asdf, that's very kind of you. Thanks.
Martin, I'm considering wearing the sub fusc, or at least a suit. Thanks to you too. :)

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