Wavelet wrote:I actually did rely very heavily on online case briefs; instead of reading the casebook, I preferred to spend (a lot of) time reading hornbooks/supplements (i.e., something like this author suggests: http://www.top-law-schools.com/success- ... chool.html). Top 5% @ T20.
I just made this point in a bluebooking thread... its all about maximizing your ratio of effort to value returned. Droning through pages and pages of irrelevant fact and dicta just to glean the underlying concept is not the most efficient way to study. Go right to the concept, look at the briefs. If you don't understand the concept, then good to the book and hope the facts will be helpful.
I agree with you entirely, Wavelet: I did well by focusing my studies almost exclusively on supplements and hornbooks, while using the casebook as a resource. There's value in reading the cases, especially early on, but its not particularly efficient. If you can find a quicker way to learn the important substance, do it.