Law School Discussion


Which of these guys would you love to be with??

Matt Damon- yummy
2 (22.2%)
Ben Affleck- ya, no more Jennifer
2 (22.2%)
Richard Gere, Who cares about the gerbil
1 (11.1%)
Denzel Washington, hmm hmm good
0 (0%)
George Clooney, i'll take you away from being single
1 (11.1%)
Donald Trump, lets go shopping
0 (0%)
My current boyfriend , husband, fiance
3 (33.3%)
My Ex, why can't we be together still
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 8

Best study method

Re: Best study method
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2006, 09:16:37 AM »
For me the act of outlining helps me understand and comprehend the material in teh bigger pictur of everything. I usually will update it every few weeks or so, or right after a section of particular issues. Mine are very brief, when I have seen a lot of ones that look like you just reqrote all your in class notes. For me, being able to consolidate my inclass notes into a reasonable, user friendly chunks is what helps me solidify the material. Then I will use the outline come study time and read and re read it, talking outloud about each thing (since I don't write a dissertaion in my outlines). My theory on outlines is they OUTLINE the course, not repeat verbatim what the lectures were.

I also have never used canned briefs, I find doing them myself helps me understand the material. I do get lazy and start book briefing, using multi colored highlighters to illustrate different thigns (rule, facts, conclusions, etc).

Another thing that helped me was during my first year in Civ Pro, I was a note taker for a learning disabled student. I don't know what his LD was, but whatever it was it enabled him to get notes from someone else. So I would take my notes in class, knowing that someone else was going to have to read and understand what I was writing. Then I would take my handwritten notes and type them up. THat combonation really helped solidify the material, not just the repeating of it, but having to make sure I worte it in a way that would be understood by someone other than myself.
It made me beter understand it as well

Re: Best study method
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2006, 09:25:40 AM »
My torts exam is an open book exam. Should I state the law straight from the casebook or from how my professor defines it?

The simple answer is that your professor matters way more than your casebook. A better answer, however, is that you should write the answers as a competent and thorough attorney would.


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Re: Best study method
« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2006, 11:16:47 AM »
I would definitely give more weight to your professors explanation, just because generally professors assign grades and casebooks don't--but I would demonstrate knowledge of the case material as much as possible.