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Re: Are study groups worth the trouble?
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2009, 01:55:51 AM »
The best study groups are those made up of people who generally don't need a study group.  Those same people tend to get frustrated in groups that actually do need the study group, and so leave after the first time.  Which means that you usually have a good study group that's unnecessary for its members, or a bad study group that doesn't have the members necessary to make it good. 

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Re: Are study groups worth the trouble?
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2009, 03:13:23 AM »
Study groups are very good . . . in bed.

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Re: Are study groups worth the trouble?
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2009, 10:47:34 PM »
The good lawyer is not the man who has an eye to every side and angle of contingency, and qualifies all his qualifications, but who throws himself on your part so heartily, that he can get you out of a scrape.


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Re: Are study groups worth the trouble?
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2009, 10:57:07 PM »
The only study group I was a part of was one where we discussed practice exam questions.  Our discussions and the motivation to complete the practice tests were very helpful.

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Re: Are study groups worth the trouble?
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2009, 09:30:25 AM »
I think study GROUPS are a waste of time (often), though I think getting a study partner can be helpful.

For first year, a study partner and I drafted an outline for each class together, based on our briefs and class notes. We'd develop a skeleton outline from the table of contents, then discuss each case--coming to a consensus on a clear simple rule of law (if possible). This process would take one to two days for each substantive class.

Then, we'd read a practice exam or two to make certain we could spot the issues.

The above works if you find someone with a personality that complements yours and a similar level of brainpower. You MAY be able to add a third, though a fourth or a fifth would really muck up the process. The two of us ended the first year with similar, respectable GPAs.

The above is also good b/c one need not get super-intense about studying for exams until about 10 days before the first one to pull it off.