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Briefing cases for class

jgruber

Briefing cases for class
« on: April 26, 2004, 09:13:42 AM »
I've read Law School Confidential and some other discussions of law school and they talk a lot about briefing cases.

That made me think that it might make sense for me to learn and practice briefing cases over the summer.

Wudya think?

Louder Than Bombs

Re: Briefing cases for class
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2004, 09:20:16 AM »
I've read Law School Confidential and some other discussions of law school and they talk a lot about briefing cases.

That made me think that it might make sense for me to learn and practice briefing cases over the summer.

Wudya think?

I doubt it could hurt, unless you misunderstand the concept/method and develop some bad habits...

Personally, I think 1L is going to be completely different from just about any experience the majority of us have had in our lives, so pre-1L prep will most likely be beneficial in terms of easing the transition.

Chris

jgruber

Re: Briefing cases for class
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2004, 09:31:32 AM »
They made it sound like an essential skill.

DaBoo

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Re: Briefing cases for class
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2004, 10:16:47 AM »
Maybe we could set up a thread or subject that's like the LSAT studying one? That way, we could post briefs for help from others, or maybe even have a few of the current law students present some hypotheticals to us ... Or am I making this way too much work for the summer?

jgruber

Re: Briefing cases for class
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2004, 10:22:35 AM »
There are those who argue that the briefing method for classes is artificial, only of use for classes.

I'm fishing for some opinions on that, too.

DaBoo

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Re: Briefing cases for class
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2004, 10:26:27 AM »
Well, even if it is only for use in classes, I guess we will still have to learn to play the game so we can survive being 1L's.

Re: Briefing cases for class
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2004, 10:50:24 AM »
The book "learning legal reasoning" by Delaney is GREAT for learning to brief cases. I'm almost done working through it and found it very useful.

jgruber

Re: Briefing cases for class
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2004, 10:51:04 AM »
Well, even if it is only for use in classes, I guess we will still have to learn to play the game so we can survive being 1L's.

In some circles that is a matter of debate.

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« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2004, 10:52:38 AM »
The book "learning legal reasoning" by Delaney is GREAT for learning to brief cases. I'm almost done working through it and found it very useful.

I just ordered it. Glad to hear the recommendation ...

jgruber

Re: Briefing cases for class
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2004, 10:54:16 AM »
The book "learning legal reasoning" by Delaney is GREAT for learning to brief cases. I'm almost done working through it and found it very useful.

Does it discuss briefing for class or briefing for legal use or are they the same or?  ?  ?