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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Book Briefing
« on: January 20, 2005, 09:42:27 PM »
rapunzel,

This may sound crappy and I will try to ask this in the nicest way possible, but after seeing some of your posts, I really have been wondering. Are you in law school to learn the law or just to pass the bar exam?

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Book Briefing
« on: January 20, 2005, 09:37:40 PM »
For the question on what to do when you study for finals: I book brief for class, review my book brief right before class and then in class, I do a small summary of the facts and then take notes on what the prof says. I then use my class notes to construct my outline. Because I do a summary of the facts and then take notes on what the prof says about the case, I never need to go back to the case when I do my outlines. Everything I need is in my class notes when I make my outlines.

And yes, SOMETIMES, LawGirl loves Downy.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Book Briefing
« on: January 20, 2005, 08:40:37 AM »
I book brief now, but I do agree with Downy. Writing them out did help me to remember it better. In the beginning, I did the book brief for the first read, later typed it up, and then reviewed it before class. Just book briefing is working for me now, but I wish I had the time to still write it out. Now, I just book brief and review before class.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Con Law and Property at a TTT
« on: January 16, 2005, 12:23:14 AM »
I used Emmanuels for Property and the West Sum & Substance Quick Review for Constitutional Law. I also refer to the Lexis "Understanding" series for any class where I need more explanation for a concept.

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General Board / Re: How much $$ for books each semester?
« on: January 10, 2005, 11:56:27 AM »
I've had some semesters that are higher, but normally around $400-500 without supplements. I normally try to look for books that have no markings in them so I end up getting a mixture of new and used books.

You could call the bookstore that usually services your school and ask them about an average price for 1st semester 1L books (get different quotes for all new and all used). The prices may change from semester to semester because the books used change, but they can give you an idea of a general total for the current semester.

You may want to also get a list of books being used for the current semester and then check on-line for retailers that sell law books. That will give you some idea of an average price.

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General Board / Re: *** CONTRACTS WAS TODAY ***
« on: December 19, 2004, 06:11:26 PM »
boxergirl,

I agree. Following the format probably makes it easier to read (since they like to drill the format into everyone's head and profs are used to reading it that way), but I think that as long as you hit all of the major areas, you've pretty much covered what is needed. However, I have had several profs that don't care one way or the other whether you actually use the format. Many of them are just interested in making sure you understand the material and can apply it. I think it is safer to stick to IRAC (no reason to piss off a prof if you don't need to), but you mainly just need to make sure you have addressed everything that you need to. I'm so used to it by now that it just feels easier to do it that way.

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General Board / Re: Please help me find this case
« on: December 17, 2004, 11:53:33 PM »
You are right, it was Civil Procedure. I haven't had much sleep this week.  :o

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General Board / Re: Please help me find this case
« on: December 17, 2004, 09:14:43 PM »
You're welcome. They drilled it into our head in Property. Good luck on your assignment.  :)

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General Board / Re: Please help me find this case
« on: December 17, 2004, 08:19:40 PM »
Pennoyer v. Neff, 95 US 714 (1877)

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General Board / Re: Should I buy new or used books???
« on: December 17, 2004, 06:18:32 PM »
Opinions will differ, but I buy used books that don't have any markings in them and if I can't find those, then I buy new. I agree with the above poster, I like the idea of being able to read and analyze the material without someone else's thought process interfering with what I am trying to do.

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