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Current Law Students / Re: flashlaw software
« on: September 02, 2004, 11:53:00 AM »
hey JeffJoe,

is storelaw the one from West?  i was going to download it b/c i get a 100 points from Westlaw (to get free stuff with) but then they make you pay for it after 15 days.

findlaw is offering us a year's service for free until July.  sorry i couldn't compare, financial constraints.

Current Law Students / flashlaw software
« on: September 01, 2004, 10:59:34 PM »
long time no talk board.  it's been hectic, and i've been a bit overwhelmed in my first two weeks.  today we got this software called Flashlaw.

it's from Aspen, and these Yale law grads made a program for briefing, note taking, statute writing, outlining, and even self-generated quizes.  i'm not trying to sell it, cuz we got it for free.  but any and all of you should look into it.  the best part is that it sorts everything by legal concept.

no more cut and pasting my briefs to my classnotes to generate my outline.  check it out and good luck to you all!

Current Law Students / Re: Law School Success / LEEWS
« on: July 28, 2004, 09:59:24 AM »
what's your opinion of LEEWS?  have you known anyone to take it?  did they do well on their exams?

thanks for your input

Transferring / Re: Transfer to NYU with a 3.6 at a 2nd tier?
« on: July 08, 2004, 03:20:42 PM »
most of the advice and information on transfer requirements usually ask about class rank.  does your school produce a ranking for you?  if so, top 10% and i believe you're a candidate.

i think LawGirl should have her own section in LSD, Andrew if you could make that happen it would be great!  ;D

maybe call it "Ask LawGirl".  that way she can get the proper recognition she deserves.

Current Law Students / Re: Tough Decision
« on: July 07, 2004, 09:48:17 AM »
hey mikebravo,

i've seen similar questions like yours on  do you mind posting your question there under the "Advice for the Lawlorn" section?  i would be really interested in seeing the answer to this.

and as for you losing your class rank - is that what happens when you transfer to another school?  what happens to your rank after you completed your second year at the new school?

best of luck in any decision you make.

7 totally rock! I have to agree that this thread was the most useful one I've read at LSD.

Just wondering if you followed the Planet Law School method since you did suggest reading primers on the subjects and so forth.



sorry, i just read my post and it didn't really answer the question.

from the commercial outlines i've flipped through, they essential brief the case for you (and i've heard some students even just do this).  the commercial outline briefs are a bit more thorough than what some suggest should be in your outline.

my friend has said once you brief the case, to incorporate it into your outline you essentially need the rule and application.  since you've already briefed the case your outline is merely a reminder for what goes where and why.

so yes, it is essentially a brief of a brief that is included in your outline.  or so i gather.

sorry to confuse.

i'm not a law student yet but i think i know the answer to this one:

a brief is a summary of the individual cases that are covered in class.

an outline is a summary of the entire course and how the cases fit into the general scope of the course. 

i think an example would be for torts, you can have 3 different cases explaining exceptions to intentional torts (don't even know if this is correct) and in your outline there would be a heading with intentional torts and these 3 cases cited as examples of exceptions.

most books i've read and people i've talked to suggest buying commercial outlines for each course.  that way you can see the relevance to which case you're briefing within the scope of the entire subject.  but they also suggest to create your own outline since it gives you a better grasp/understanding of the material.  also, many outlines are handed down from upper-years with students who have previously taken the course with the same professor - some of these are gold and some are crap.  you may need to join a student association in order to get some.

that's just what i've read and heard anyway.  don't know if it's accurate or not.

Current Law Students / Re: can you do it all in law school?
« on: June 22, 2004, 06:36:42 AM »
thanks, Helpful Harry.

I really wanted to be realistic in my expectations and your advice helps me to do that.


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