Law School Discussion

In Defense of Briefing

Re: In Defense of Briefing
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2009, 11:05:19 PM »
I've done well in classes I've briefed thoroughly, and done not-so-well in classes I've briefed thoroughly.  I've done well in classes that I obsessively look up the citations mentioned in the notes, and not-so-well in such classes.  (I'm having sentence structure problems, sorry.) And so forth.  I have one of my best grades in a class where I learned the class in three nights--commercially--and for all intents and purposes never opened the casebook.

Law school exams aren't luck, but they're also not dependent on some process.  You can learn the same *&^% a dozen different ways.  Do whichever you hate least.  I guess that's probably what Wally's getting at, so, yeah Walls, alright.

Re: In Defense of Briefing
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2009, 10:00:40 AM »
I can agree with that.

The trick is to find what you hate least, and do that.

Also, long outlines = universally useless, unless you're a Ctrl + F nut like I was with PIL yesterday.

Re: In Defense of Briefing
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2009, 03:09:20 PM »
Also, long outlines = universally useless, unless you're a Ctrl + F nut like I was with PIL yesterday.

Funny to say "universally useless" following "I can agree with that."

Re: In Defense of Briefing
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2009, 10:56:21 PM »
Internal contradictions keep life interesting.

Re: In Defense of Briefing
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2009, 07:56:16 PM »
Nice post, Wally.