I've heard a lot about the outlines for law school and several books have mentioned them but I have yet to see one or to understand how they differ from more traditional outlines. Also, could someone explain and perhaps post a link to a sample outline for say Torts, Civ Pro, Contracts or Property?
Commercial outlines are helpful as a guide, but the biggest benefit is the actual process of doing it yourself. Start as early as you can because your time becomes increasingly limited as the semester goes on. It may help to use your syllabus to start outlining the key concepts, and try not to go over 50 pages or it will become too cumbersome to actually use. I agree about the 1 - 2 page summery - that's very helpful. But in the end, do whatever works best for you. There's no single magical formula that works for everyone.
That means doing the reading before class every single time, showing up to class and NEVER screwing around on the internet in class, which is just retarded and I can't understand how people do that.
Quote from: bigs5068 on June 03, 2010, 03:15:45 PMThat means doing the reading before class every single time, showing up to class and NEVER screwing around on the internet in class, which is just retarded and I can't understand how people do that. So true about the internet. After a while, you'll think you really can surf the net and pay attention at the same time. Trust me, you can't. I thought I could, only to realize later that I couldn't remember anything that was discussed. Thank god the prof didn't call on me. Don't even allow yourself to get tempted.Another thing I love are the Sum & Substance podcasts. I listen to them constantly - during commutes, the gym, whatever. Before you know it, you'll start having dreams about the law. Fun stuff.