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Briefs: which ones

Briefs: which ones
« on: September 09, 2004, 02:33:10 AM »
Q: Neophyte aXes: how many of these ContraKs cases should we brief? 
I understand that the best approach might be to brief ALL the contracts cases, but I'm only going 1/2 time, and am already spending >= 14 hours per week on my studies.  I am probably making it too hard, but I don't see the value in cheating by just memorizing or copying an outline.

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Re: Briefs: which ones
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2004, 09:16:57 AM »
I'm briefing all the contract cases.  I find them easier to brief the cases from the casebook than from the opinions themselves.

I think we are expected to brief them all.

Beth Matter

Re: Briefs: which ones
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2004, 09:37:23 AM »
Doesn't it seem as if there are too many cases to brief during a single week, when you include all the classes? It seems too much to me to do well. How do others feel?

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Re: Briefs: which ones
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2004, 09:46:40 AM »
I've felt overwhelmed, but if you don't brief them or something like it how will you understand them?

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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2004, 10:07:20 AM »
Brief all the cases.

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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2004, 10:28:42 AM »
testing....

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Re: Briefs: which ones
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2004, 10:29:41 AM »

Re: Briefs: which ones
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2004, 03:17:54 PM »
If you are talking about Lewis's Contracts class, I would strongly suggest you breif all the cases at least loosely.

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« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2004, 07:12:18 PM »
I am doing my best to brief all of them. Especially Torts and Contracts since he calls on the class to brief. I would think Crimes is not too focused on the briefs.....
How is everyone studying for Crimes?
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Re: Briefs: which ones
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2004, 08:03:07 AM »
If you are talking about Lewis's Contracts class, I would strongly suggest you breif all the cases at least loosely.

I agree.  I think these are the easier ones to brief, meaning the ones in the casebook are easier than the actual opinions.