« on: January 23, 2006, 11:20:53 AM »
focus on main ideas that come out of cases and dont worry about the details and other junk in the opinions. try to sum up the main rule in a sentence or two. for example, pierson v. post: "pursuit is not enough to establish a vested property right in an animal."
read e&e's and use them as your primary study aid, not the casebook.
go to class and pay attention to what your professor says. parrot back his beliefs on the exam.
outlining is a huge waste of time in my opinion. if you never felt the need to outline in the past, dont get caught up in the retarded law school hype about it and dont waste your time.
i think you can effectively cover material two or three times faster if you are just studying instead of trying to create a written outline. just get an outline from an upper level student and use it as a table of contents type guide to follow when studying.
in terms of studying, i did little. i just crammed with e&e's and im far above the median(dont know rank yet). in sum, law school is a bunch of hype...its the same *&^% as undergrad.