I ate my wafer...


What are law school exams like? ( Part 1)

What I took to my exam this morning:

1 small bottle V-8 Splash.
1 can sugarfree Red Bull
1 small bottle water.
1 pack of gum.
3 pencils (sharpened).
2 pens.
2 highlighers (with tabs).
1 Dell Latitude Laptop (with AC adaptor, ethernet cable, and USB floppy drive)
1 Charged Laptop bay battery (yes, I've had the power adaptor die).
2 sets of earplugs (didn't use, only 20 people in the room)
2 Imodium AD capsules
2 Advil Cold capsules

Pocket stuff:

$1.76 in change.
2 Copies of Exam Permit
2 picture ID's
1 Leatherman Micra
1 small can triple action spray
1 Reliable watch.
1 Chapstick
Keys, Wallet, gum.

Open Book Stuff:
Case book.
My outline (35pages)
West canned breif book..
Prinited out copy of the Clean Water Act (~400 pages)
Outlines from the internet (2 at 45 and 60 pages respectively)
Various parts of RCRA, CERCLA, CAA, ESA, and NEPA (~200pages)


  • Those Highlighters with tabs make stage managers moan with delight.

    By Blogger TheAmber, at 3:45 PM  

  • Only 700ish pages of printed material? Surely you can heft more than that....

    And do you always carry pepper spray?

    By Blogger David Talcott, at 5:35 PM  

  • A. Highlters/pens with tabs are awesome...


    B. I actually wished that I had printed out the entire CERCLA act, which would have brought the page total up around 1000.

    C. Yes, I nearly always carry a can of pepper spray. I would point out that I've used it once and been happy to have it around a couple of other times.

    By Blogger Bob, at 5:10 PM  

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    By Blogger HalfwayHouse, at 10:07 PM  

  • What I took to Civ Pro:

    1 casebook (1/3 of my own body weight, really throws off your center of balance when in your backpack)
    1 rules book
    1 canned brief book (moral support)

    1 index to my notes
    1 long sheet
    1 complete outline
    1 set of topical prewritten answers
    1 sheet listing the rules by number

    1 computer
    1 external floppy drive
    1 backup disk

    4 #2 retractable pencils
    1 pen (which I never used)
    1 chapstick
    1 highlighter
    1 kleenex
    1 student ID
    3 packages of fruitsnacks (munched on 1)
    2 pairs of glasses
    1 dry pair of socks (when it rains in TX, it rains)
    1 extra hair tie
    1 bottle of water (in my complementary Westlaw waterbottle)
    1 pair of shorts (that have been living in my backpack for the past 3 months)
    5 sheets of scratch paper
    1 pair of lucky pants (the ones w/ the cow print, if ever there was a time for the lucky pants, the civ pro final is that time)
    1 toothpick
    2 ibuprofen tablets

    By Blogger HalfwayHouse, at 10:08 PM  

  • I don't know how exams are going. I'll let you know in Feb. I think they're going okay. It's not like I'm looking at them going Oh shit, was I ever even in class. But you never know. They're kinda fun in a sick & twisted kind of way. How are yours going?

    By Blogger HalfwayHouse, at 10:10 PM  

  • Mine are going OK, though they are definitely starting to drag out too long. (my last in class exam is today, the 16th, but I have a paper due the 21st).

    I know what you mean by fun in a twisted way...but I only have that for the first one or two, after a week and half, I'm too tired of it to enjoy that part anymore. Up to a point, the whole experence has started to loose its immediate emotional power, sort of a tolerance effect I suppose.

    Likewise, I'll tell you in Feb. how they went.

    By Blogger Bob, at 2:35 PM  

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