I essentially followed the LSC method, but found that I needed to find a middle ground between typing everything up and book briefing.I used the briefs available on Lexis, and copied and pasted them into my notes. Then, I read the cases, highlighting and book briefing. If something struck me as very relevant or important, or a specific rule of law was announced or changed in the case, then I also typed that in my notes, below the lexis brief. I also added any key legal reasoning that wasn't included into the lexis brief.This way, I was able to adequately brief the case if called on using both my notes on my laptop, and could also quickly find and reference something from the case itself using looking for specific highlight colors and reading my notes in the margins. I already had key info from the cases in my laptop, so I ended up not taking a ton of notes in class, and would just supplement here and there, and focus on specific things the professor stressed or disagreed with.I wouldn't recommend solely book briefing right out of the gate. I actually briefed cases for the first couple months, and had way too much info in my notes. The benefit of doing that is you'll almost always get the info you need down. It's easier to cut down and slowly hone your skills, and realize what you don't need then it is to get called on in class and have no idea what's going on because you didn't take the right notes the night before. It does take time to learn to read the cases and figure out what's important and what's not.Everyone goes into law school thinking they'll just know what the relevant facts are, and almost everyone gets a snide comment from a professor at some point because you're reciting ALL the facts, and not the relevant ones.
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