The cases are usually edited to illustrate distinct legal rules, often with very little commentary or enlightenment by the casebook editor. The casebooks often lack anything more than a general structure, and law professors often contribute little to the limited structure. Students are asked to read and analyze hundreds of cases in a vacuum.
Shambala,Not to sound stupid, but why?
Did you really do your outlines 1 week before the final? The 1 piece of advice that has been the most consistent from 1Ls and from books is to NOT get behind in your outlines. It seem to me that waiting until 1 week before = massively behind.