Isn't barbri for the bar? I thought it was kind of early since I won't be taking it for another 4 years. And also, I might get forced out after the 1L , so I didn't want to waste 50 bucks.
I have a BarBri bar review book (a hand-me-down) and I have found it helpful for outlining. I take the basic outline from BarBri and fill it in with information from my casebook and class notes. I haven't heard of the BarBri first year books before, but I will check them out.
Quote from: ruskiegirl on October 17, 2004, 03:55:48 PMI have a BarBri bar review book (a hand-me-down) and I have found it helpful for outlining. I take the basic outline from BarBri and fill it in with information from my casebook and class notes. I haven't heard of the BarBri first year books before, but I will check them out. I think we may be talking about the same thing. The book is called the First Year Review and consists primarily of outlines for first year courses with some review questions and answers.I had planned to create my own outlines, but I barely have time to take notes and brief cases.I should mention that our profs don't seem to be hiding anything. Our school has a heavy tendency toward the practical over the theoretical.
It wouldn't make sense for your professors to hide the ball much. NSL grads, as I understand it, can only practice in Tennessee, so you are probably reading many more cases from your local jurisdiction than schools that have a significant number of grads leaving the state upon graduation. Such schools tend to teach more "theory"-- the process by which one can extract the law from the cases -- and focus less on teaching black letter law. It wouldn't make sense for Stanford to teach predominantly California black letter law, because those grads would leave for jobs on the west coast would be completely lost. Therefore, schools that tend to send grads to other jurisdictions for practice focus on teaching students how to figure out the law, no matter where they are. It makes sense. Each system serves its purpose and I wouldn't go so far as to say that one may be better than the other.