« on: June 06, 2007, 10:24:30 AM »
Having a personal system is really the key. Said another way: you need to have the outline perfectly in your mind, not on paper necessarily, and it needs to make sense and be easily applied to new problems (exam questions). It doesn't even matter if you "know" the law as much as knowing the outline. I had Contract law down, but blew off the prof's ramblings on policy. I had a friend who took copious notes on these ramblings, and outlined them. He didn't really know K law, but read a good commercial outline over Thanksgiving break. He got the honors A (top score) while I ended up with a B-. Gosh!