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I definitely used the Lexis outlines in a few classes, particularily in Torts and Crim Law... helped get teh basics, as the outline was relatively succinct.

Current Law Students / Re: Study Groups?
« on: August 27, 2006, 09:05:47 PM »
There's no real answer here, like everything in law school, it depends on the person.  Personally, I liked being in a study group for exam prep, but it was more motivation to keep getting work done and completing practice problems.  There was some benefit to talking over concepts while going over problems and having a sounding board.

Other people live and die by their study groups, so it really comes down to your personal learning style and the caliber of people you find to work with (and I don't necessarily mean intelligence; if you get the ADD group that gossips about everyone and only really works 5 minutes of every hour, they'll drag you down by wasting so much time)

Is there any down side to studying alone?

No. In fact I found I do better studying alone.
First semester I was a recluse, holed up in the library. Did really well.
Second semester I was more social and was a little too social with a few girlfriends and I think it hindered me
This semester I am going back to being a loner in the library.
I've never done the study group thing, but maybe some informal, impromptu review sessions with peers I trust.

Current Law Students / Re: Briefing - Technicolor In-Book v. Writing
« on: August 27, 2006, 08:56:08 PM »
Definitely take the time to write them out now. Some classes may require more depth than others, but do it for all classes. Once you hit 2L year, you have learned enough that you dont need to go through the proces 100% of the time and can take shortcuts, but before that, its in your best interest to brief the cases fully and learn how to pull out all the relevant material

Current Law Students / Re: Fall course load
« on: August 27, 2006, 08:54:20 PM »
STOP with the spamming of your useless piece o crap!!

Current Law Students / Re: Civil Procedure Case Book
« on: August 27, 2006, 08:53:23 PM »
Other. Ides and May.

ETA: i cant beleive i responded to this before realizing it was a f-ing ad

Current Law Students / Re: Rules?
« on: August 19, 2006, 06:56:32 PM »
The entire point is to figure out what the rule is. You need to learn how to do it, and you will, with practice. Give it time, brief your cases, give it you best shot. And dont lose your common sense at the law school door

Current Law Students / Re: Please take a moment to read my question.
« on: August 19, 2006, 06:55:11 PM »
Even if we were more than mere law students, we would not be legally allowed to give legaladvice on the internet. Now go and look up the term 'google'

Current Law Students / Re: When to start outlining?
« on: August 18, 2006, 06:41:47 PM »
I inevitably put off outlining until closer to finals. The process of outlining is as much of a study aid as reading through it later. Then I move on to hypos, practice questions, etc

I SHOULD start it earlier, to get a better grasp on how it all fits together, but usually its the one thing that gets left out

Current Law Students / Re: Survey for all you 2L's, 3L's
« on: August 18, 2006, 06:38:06 PM »
1) At least a 40 hour week. Plus overtime. I treated it as a full time job. "overtime" ramped up around midterms, memo due dates, and finals

2) top 1%

3) T4

Current Law Students / Re: Briefing the Notes Section
« on: August 18, 2006, 06:36:51 PM »
Definitely read the notes and make a note of what they say.. brief, though. Usually the notes explain certain aspects of the case you just read, aspects that are usually relevant

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