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General Board / What exactly belongs in an outline?
« on: August 19, 2006, 11:35:52 AM »
I want to start outlining for my first semester here in about a week.  The problem is, I really don't know what to put into an outline.  Does this sound like a complete list that will be helpful for exames?

Topic (i.e. intent or battery)
     - Relevant cases
     - Relevant rules
     - An explanation that makes sense to me

New Topic
    - Same stuff

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but noone has really explained it to me at school.

General Board / Rules?
« on: August 19, 2006, 11:31:56 AM »
What is the best way to pull a concise rule from each case?  Is there a place (or book) that explains the rule in a simple way?  I can usually get the holding from the case, but it doesn't always seem to be the rule that I should have been looking for. 

Is the whole point of reading these cases and briefing them to extract the rule ourselves?

General Board / State Court or Federal Court
« on: August 17, 2006, 09:32:14 PM »
If either court has jurisdiction over both parties and over the subject matter, how does a person decide where to file a lawsuit?  What advantages does one have over the other?

Studying and Exam Taking / Which study aids to buy?
« on: August 15, 2006, 11:17:40 PM »
I am a starting 1L.  Which study aids are helpful?

These are some that I have seen:

Flash Cards (good for which classes)
Case Summaries
Those laminated class quick sheets

General Board / OneNote Flagging?
« on: August 15, 2006, 10:19:54 PM »
Anyone who uses onenote...

Do you use the flag feature, and if so, how do you incorporate it into your note taking and briefing.


General Board / Re: case sucks
« on: August 15, 2006, 10:19:19 PM »
What is the CALI you mentioned that can be used outside of class?

General Board / Re: Microsoft OneNote
« on: August 10, 2006, 12:25:20 AM »
I got the Beta of 2007.  I really like it.  I can't tell when it will expire.  It seems a lot like 2003, but they made notebooks easier to manage. 

General Board / Microsoft OneNote
« on: August 07, 2006, 10:50:16 PM »
Anyone have a review they could offer?

Is this worth buying?  Is there something better or does Word work just fine?

Hey everyone,

At this end of this semester (a couple of weeks here), I am going to be selling all of my stuff.  I am going to sell it cheap.  I would rather sell it all to one person.  If you are about to be a 1L and have not bought supplements yet, email me and we can work out a price.  I don't have the full list of stuff on hand, but here is an idea what I have.

-Examples and Explanations for every class (except 1 I think) and this includes 2nd semester classes (like Cont. II - Sales).
-4 sets of flash cards
-Outline Books
-Q+A Books
-Students Guide to Easements

All-in-all, I probably spent about $400 on the set, so email me if you are interested and we can hammer out a deal.

brandonbco via

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / How fast do salaries rise on average?
« on: August 30, 2006, 11:08:37 PM »
How fast do salaries rise on average?
If someone starts at ~50k out of law school, how fast would you say on average they get pay increases as lawyers.  10 years later?  5? 20?

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