What if somebody just made an outline of Getting to Maybe?

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Re: What if somebody just made an outline of Getting to Maybe?

Postby mmmadeli » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:54 pm

corporatelaw87 wrote:I am reading GTM right now, I am only through a couple of chapters, but in terms of their examples, I am not really sure what they are talking about. I guess because i haven't sat in a Law School class yet. Is this normal?


As a 0L I'm not sweating the examples too hard. Or to put it another way...each example seems to sort of be structured so that it says, "Here's the example. As you know from law school, (I don't know this from law school) Rule A says this, and Rule B says this contradictory thing. Here's how we would write about each of them in our analysis." Since I don't know Rules A or B from Adam since I haven't been to law school yet, I'm just taking that at face value and assuming that by test day I will. In other words, I'm not worrying to much about the specific examples so much as getting a general feeling of what they're doing with them.

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Re: What if somebody just made an outline of Getting to Maybe?

Postby Other25BeforeYou » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:27 pm

mmmadeli wrote:
corporatelaw87 wrote:I am reading GTM right now, I am only through a couple of chapters, but in terms of their examples, I am not really sure what they are talking about. I guess because i haven't sat in a Law School class yet. Is this normal?


As a 0L I'm not sweating the examples too hard. Or to put it another way...each example seems to sort of be structured so that it says, "Here's the example. As you know from law school, (I don't know this from law school) Rule A says this, and Rule B says this contradictory thing. Here's how we would write about each of them in our analysis." Since I don't know Rules A or B from Adam since I haven't been to law school yet, I'm just taking that at face value and assuming that by test day I will. In other words, I'm not worrying to much about the specific examples so much as getting a general feeling of what they're doing with them.

Isn't this why reading Getting to Maybe before law school is super pointless? I never read it, but people I know who did said that it didn't mean a damn thing to them until most of the way through first semester.

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Re: What if somebody just made an outline of Getting to Maybe?

Postby fixer » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:47 pm

Not everyone entering law school is totally clueless in regard to the law and/or arguments in general. Even with a simple underrstanding of argument, the book is helpful and useful in terms of expectations for essay content and structure.

After reading the book cover to cover the summer before 1L, I think an outline would be a great way to review prior to exams.

I'd certainly take a look at other's outlines as well.

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Re: What if somebody just made an outline of Getting to Maybe?

Postby Fast_Fingers » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:49 pm

One major point missed (not relating to forks):
1. Do old exams. Early and often.

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Re: What if somebody just made an outline of Getting to Maybe?

Postby Cosmo Kramer » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:54 pm

mmmadeli wrote:
corporatelaw87 wrote:I am reading GTM right now, I am only through a couple of chapters, but in terms of their examples, I am not really sure what they are talking about. I guess because i haven't sat in a Law School class yet. Is this normal?


As a 0L I'm not sweating the examples too hard. Or to put it another way...each example seems to sort of be structured so that it says, "Here's the example. As you know from law school, (I don't know this from law school) Rule A says this, and Rule B says this contradictory thing. Here's how we would write about each of them in our analysis." Since I don't know Rules A or B from Adam since I haven't been to law school yet, I'm just taking that at face value and assuming that by test day I will. In other words, I'm not worrying to much about the specific examples so much as getting a general feeling of what they're doing with them.



This is the same approach I've had. Also placed a post it in the one part that has a few bullet points on outlines

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Re: What if somebody just made an outline of Getting to Maybe?

Postby dbt » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:56 pm

Let me outline it too!

Getting to Maybe = There is generally no answer in law school. There is only a process. Do it! Do it!!!

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Re: What if somebody just made an outline of Getting to Maybe?

Postby 06132010 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:56 pm

Kobe_Teeth wrote:Wouldn't that be good enough? Is it out there? Does it exist?


The title is an outline. Don't bother reading the book. HTH.

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Re: What if somebody just made an outline of Getting to Maybe?

Postby RP1983 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:50 pm

JOThompson wrote:
mmmadeli wrote:Is it weird that I actually think this book is really interesting and I'm enjoying reading it? I'm the biggest loser in the world.

I was pretty engrossed in it. You're not weird, or maybe we both are.



On an interest level I find it somewhat boring but I think it will be helpful. If you want to read something interesting, read some of the E&E's.

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Re: What if somebody just made an outline of Getting to Maybe?

Postby corporatelaw87 » Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:51 pm

So I'm about halfway done with GTM, but I don't feel like I am retaining anything the book is saying. Are you other 0L's making notes to remind yourself later on? I haven't made any and don't want to reread it yet. Just curious how are you guys preserving all this info in your mind for when school actually starts.

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Re: What if somebody just made an outline of Getting to Maybe?

Postby 2009 Prospective » Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:45 pm

corporatelaw87 wrote:So I'm about halfway done with GTM, but I don't feel like I am retaining anything the book is saying. Are you other 0L's making notes to remind yourself later on? I haven't made any and don't want to reread it yet. Just curious how are you guys preserving all this info in your mind for when school actually starts.


I wouldn't recommend retaining all the specific details of the book as much as remembering the importance of the overall idea of "legal forks" in general. You would be amazed how many people at my school often overlooked ambiguities and jumped straight to one rigid answer.

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Re: What if somebody just made an outline of Getting to Maybe?

Postby hi_im_josh » Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:50 pm

just sign up for Law Preview and quit your bitchin

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Re: What if somebody just made an outline of Getting to Maybe?

Postby corporatelaw87 » Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:10 pm

hi_im_josh wrote:just sign up for Law Preview and quit your bitchin


I heard law preview is bad.




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