CE2JD wrote:jawsthegreat wrote:CE2JD wrote:jawsthegreat wrote:So there is not enough important information being said in class to leave you at a disadvantage for using pen and paper?
It really depends on the class.
My CivPro prof was a didactic machine gun. He spoke very quickly in bullet points and, while he occasionally repeated the important points, he rarely (if ever) got sidetracked into something that wasn't a core concept of the material.
My Torts prof was a joke. I'd say about 20% of class time was useful, and only 5% was absolutely essential. Others in my section might say even less than 5% was essential. He basically told jokes and random stories during class.
Lol, did you find it easier to prepare for the exam in Civpro or torts based on the class style?
I found it harder to study for Torts for several reasons.
1) My Torts professor completely left out several major topics like product liability and only briefly touched on other topics like damages.
2) The topics which we DID spend a lot of class time were sometimes treated similiarly to how the casebook treated them, but often my professor would emphasize and analyzes certain concepts in a... unique way. I found that the material we spent time on in class was covered almost exclusively on the final exam.
3) For the above reasons I found it ultimately useful and necessary to spend more time correlating what we read in the casebook with what he emphasized in class. But this took much more time than what I did for CivPro because my CivPro prof basically gave us everything we needed to know on a silver platter via our class notes.
Cool thanks, so wait your torts prof didn't even touch on Products liability? I was under the impression that PL was a major part of any 1L torts class.