« on: September 02, 2006, 11:20:50 PM »
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.
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.