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Title: Anybody use ROM Law?
Post by: dft on July 26, 2005, 10:29:08 PM
Anybody use ROM Law? It seems like a good idea -- having (supposedly) thousands of case briefs from all subjects, outlines, flash cards, etc., all in one set for like $30 or $40 -- but I haven't heard many people talk about it. Anyone know if it's any good?

What about the new E-Legalines? These are the ones that are on CDs so that you can copy and paste onto your personal course outline if you so desire.
Title: Re: Anybody use ROM Law?
Post by: nick081975 on August 16, 2005, 08:59:33 AM
I used it last year for 6 different courses. Our study group started with lots of stuff and all just used Rom Law.

We all placed in the top ten of our school.

It was great. Their Superbriefs are perfect. Their other briefs need a little work at times. But it was easy to copy and paste and then modify the stuff.

The flash cards are better than law in a flash. The outlines are basic but again it was copy and paste time into word. The four of us spent about 30 hours making the perfect outline for each class and modifying casebriefs. We spent the rest of the time studying.

I renewed again this year and there are a lot more Superbriefs and they also have started legal research capabilities.





Title: Re: Anybody use ROM Law?
Post by: KatieManley01 on August 16, 2005, 06:06:15 PM
Where do you purchase this from?  Sounds useful.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Anybody use ROM Law?
Post by: dft on August 17, 2005, 09:55:43 PM
Katie -- I haven't heard much talk about it at all, which leads me to assume that it is not that great. Maybe I'm wrong though (maybe not that many people know about it)? It seems like a great idea though. I just found this thread but I don't have any time to read it right now:

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/students/index.php/topic,2200.msg17363/topicseen.html

I also saw it in the bookstore at my law school and the bookseller said people love it (not sure how reliable of a source he is though). It's only like $40 and it covers like all your study aids. If you ask around, let me know if you find out anything more about it (and its usefulness). Here's the website from the other thread:

http://www.romlawonline.com/

And here's the website I found it at awhile ago:

http://www.bsmsphd.com/

Where do you purchase this from?  Sounds useful.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Anybody use ROM Law?
Post by: colforbin on August 20, 2005, 07:37:06 AM
A local off-campus bookstore had Rom-law and I passed the first time they offered, yet returned and bought it a week later. The jury is still out; however, my reasoning was that It would seem to be helpful to have all of that information right there in class on my laptop, and for $40; hell, I spend that much on a bar tab.  ;D

I'll post again as I realize it's potential or lack thereof.
Title: Re: Anybody use ROM Law?
Post by: dft on August 20, 2005, 07:18:19 PM
Exactly. I just bought it yesterday in the bookstore because I realized how much you are getting for $40.

A local off-campus bookstore had Rom-law and I passed the first time they offered, yet returned and bought it a week later. The jury is still out; however, my reasoning was that It would seem to be helpful to have all of that information right there in class on my laptop, and for $40; hell, I spend that much on a bar tab.  ;D

I'll post again as I realize it's potential or lack thereof.
Title: Re: Anybody use ROM Law?
Post by: Bigtard on September 07, 2005, 12:16:47 PM
what a bad looking website.  that doesn't inspire much confidence.
Title: Re: Anybody use ROM Law?
Post by: S| on September 07, 2005, 01:49:07 PM
are you kidding me?
Title: Re: Anybody use ROM Law?
Post by: _retired_ on September 07, 2005, 02:05:38 PM
(http://You don't need to waste all that money and time. Take advantage of our free course, when it is finished this October, so you can learn the process of how to get an A so when law school starts you will know what to do and see immediately that you will be in control of your future.)

Title: Re: Anybody use ROM Law?
Post by: marklyon on September 18, 2005, 03:09:14 PM
I'm going to post this article from the Planet Law School message board (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/planetlawschool/message/10148), resulting from a similar set of postings promoting ROM Law.  I'm not going to say that ROM Law is just trying to get your money, but be careful where you spend your money.
Title: Re: Anybody use ROM Law?
Post by: me0522 on November 07, 2005, 07:01:41 PM
Yes -- I would definitely like to recommend Rom Law. This is a great resource for first year law students. It's a new program with a lot of great features. One of the best things about the program is that you don't have to always be connected to the Internet to use it.-- enjoy!! -- Frances Zemel
 
Title: Re: Anybody use ROM Law?
Post by: KatieManley01 on March 23, 2006, 07:27:46 AM
Just thought I would update this topic.  I've used romlaw for the last 6 months and it is great.  They have briefs for most major text books.  While the briefs aren't perfect, they are normally pretty good.  And, they also allow you to copy paste, so you can just copy them into your notes. 
Title: Re: Anybody use ROM Law?
Post by: racheles05 on March 23, 2006, 09:19:50 AM
I use ROMLaw and although having the briefs on my computer has saved my butt in class a couple times, the briefs aren't that great. Sometimes the holding is wrong and often the rationale is poorly constructed. However, it's not a bad deal for the price. I use the flashcards a lot and the outlines have helped me occasionally.
Title: Re: Anybody use ROM Law?
Post by: dft on March 23, 2006, 09:56:08 PM
i agree with katie. they save your ass in class. that's the point of them. not the class participation matters, but you don't look like a feminine hygiene product and they help to keep a good relationship with the prof.
Title: Re: Anybody use ROM Law?
Post by: 1sweetworld4136 on March 24, 2006, 12:50:25 PM
Just thought I'd chime in here with my opinion.

I agree what what was said about ROMLaw saving your ass in class.  If you have a laptop, it's great to get.  That being said, it serves no other valid purpose.  Whoever writes the case briefs likes to interject their own commentary into the analysis and often mischaracterizes entire opinions.  Also, the facts (not that they matter as much as rules of law, etc.) are short.  If you're unprepared for class, you can try to get by with skimming off RomLaw.

Personally, I'd rather use the High Court Summaries and horn books.  If all of your books are on RomLaw, it might be worth chipping out $40 for.  Or you could just rip them off very easily.  As we are all presumably students of the law I will not illucidate on that statement, but anyone with intermediate computer knowledge will know what I'm talking about.  The software is so poorly designed and bug ridden.  If RomLaw had a competitor, I'd go with them bar none.  If anyone knows of any competitors, please advise.
Title: Re: Anybody use ROM Law?
Post by: clyons1179 on November 20, 2006, 07:04:52 PM
I'm in my second year of law school and I wish I would've had ROM Law my first year. It has tons of case briefs, flashcards, Q&A's, outlines, and practice exams.

But what has helped me the most (and no one has mentioned) is ROMLAW's Exam Writing CD.  It is VERY practical and straightforward.  The guy is funny, easy to listen to, and very clear about what to expect during your first year, how to prepare for class, study for exams, and how to use this study method along with the ROM software to be better prepared for class and for exams.

This semester, I've been using his study method and it works.  My 1st year GPA was 2.5.  I recently took an Evidence midterm, and out of the (approx) 200 students who took the exam, I was one of five students who earned an "A"!!!. The Prof handed out model (full credit) student answers to the class, some of which were mine.   ;D

Try it out. And get the Exam Writing CD- especially if you're a 1L.  It may not help much for this semester, but it WILL help you in the Spring! (As long as you follow their advice, that is!!)

Good Luck,
Cheryl

Title: Re: Anybody post from ROM Law?
Post by: josejanseco on November 20, 2006, 07:27:08 PM
Wow,  you must certainly have been impressed with ROM law.  So much so, that you joined this message board solely to post about it. 

Readers, this person is a SHILL
SHILL noun
1.   a person who poses as a customer in order to decoy others into participating, as at a gambling house, auction, confidence game, etc.
2.   a person who publicizes or praises something or someone for reasons of self-interest, personal profit, or friendship or loyalty.
Title: Re: Anybody use ROM Law?
Post by: clyons1179 on November 20, 2006, 07:40:17 PM
Sorry, but you are WRONG.

I totally screwed up my first year.  I'll send you my transcript if you'd like, along with the copy of my evidence midterm and the sample answers my professor handed out, with my answers included.

I'm serious. E-mail me at CLyons1179@aol.com, and I'll send them to you.

Title: Re: Anybody post from ROM Law?
Post by: josejanseco on November 20, 2006, 09:26:23 PM
I apologize and retract my comment.  After reviewing Cheryl's transcript and other evidence, I have no reason to believe that she is a shill for ROM law.  I apologize for dirtying her illustrious name, and wish her the best of luck at her law school.

Wow,  you must certainly have been impressed with ROM law.  So much so, that you joined this message board solely to post about it. 

Readers, this person is a SHILL
SHILL noun
1.   a person who poses as a customer in order to decoy others into participating, as at a gambling house, auction, confidence game, etc.
2.   a person who publicizes or praises something or someone for reasons of self-interest, personal profit, or friendship or loyalty.
Title: Re: Anybody use ROM Law?
Post by: courselines on November 20, 2006, 09:33:31 PM
If you are going to get supplements, check out aspen's "Examples and Explanations" series. I have always found it be useful.
Title: Re: Anybody post from ROM Law?
Post by: clyons1179 on November 24, 2006, 05:06:47 AM
Jose,

Thank you.

I appreciate the apology, although my concern was not for my "illustrious name"- (if that was my concern, I would not have sent you my transcript!!)  :P

I was concerned that that readers of this posting would not download a free trial of a product that could be potentially helpful to them (and save lots of $ since it is only $40 purchase it.)

I apologize and retract my comment.  After reviewing Cheryl's transcript and other evidence, I have no reason to believe that she is a shill for ROM law.  I apologize for dirtying her illustrious name, and wish her the best of luck at her law school.

Wow,  you must certainly have been impressed with ROM law.  So much so, that you joined this message board solely to post about it. 

Readers, this person is a SHILL
SHILL noun
1.   a person who poses as a customer in order to decoy others into participating, as at a gambling house, auction, confidence game, etc.
2.   a person who publicizes or praises something or someone for reasons of self-interest, personal profit, or friendship or loyalty.
Title: Re: Anybody use ROM Law?
Post by: skeptic421 on October 13, 2010, 06:47:22 PM
It is very possible that both of you are shills.  That is the funny thing about the internet, you can never prove you are real to everyone.  I am not accusing the two of you of anything, it is just that anyone could be a shill, and ultimately we all have an equal probability of it.  I would still recommend trying the program for free, what could it hurt?