My Torts Outline

(Study Tips, Dealing With Stress, Maintaining a Social Life, Financial Aid, Internships, Bar Exam, Careers in Law . . . )
lawschoolgiant

Bronze
Posts: 208
Joined: Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:21 pm

My Torts Outline

Postby lawschoolgiant » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:40 am

It will be about 15-18 pages at the max. This includes brief summaries of all the cases we discussed. Does this maybe seem to short?

User avatar
kalvano

Diamond
Posts: 11952
Joined: Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:24 am

Re: My Torts Outline

Postby kalvano » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:51 am

Seems too long to me. Torts (intentional) is really easy to outline.

lawschoolgiant

Bronze
Posts: 208
Joined: Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:21 pm

Re: My Torts Outline

Postby lawschoolgiant » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:52 am

kalvano wrote:Seems too long to me. Torts (intentional) is really easy to outline.



did you take torts, grade?


BTW I will have a 2-3 page mini outline. basically for organization. and a half of a page of that will be intentional tort chart.

stayway

Silver
Posts: 1271
Joined: Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:38 am

Re: My Torts Outline

Postby stayway » Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:09 pm

I thought most tort exams were closed book(?)

User avatar
kalvano

Diamond
Posts: 11952
Joined: Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:24 am

Re: My Torts Outline

Postby kalvano » Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:13 pm

lawschoolgiant wrote:
kalvano wrote:Seems too long to me. Torts (intentional) is really easy to outline.



did you take torts, grade?


BTW I will have a 2-3 page mini outline. basically for organization. and a half of a page of that will be intentional tort chart.



I'm taking it right now.

lawschoolgiant

Bronze
Posts: 208
Joined: Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:21 pm

Re: My Torts Outline

Postby lawschoolgiant » Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:14 pm

nooyyllib wrote:I thought most tort exams were closed book(?)


even if all but 1 are, mine is open.

09042014

Diamond
Posts: 18204
Joined: Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:47 pm

Re: My Torts Outline

Postby 09042014 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:57 pm

kalvano wrote:Seems too long to me. Torts (intentional) is really easy to outline.


Intentional is easy, negligence is a fucking bitch.

User avatar
rdcws000

Bronze
Posts: 308
Joined: Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:41 pm

Re: My Torts Outline

Postby rdcws000 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:25 pm

My unfiltered running Torts outline is about 23 pages with 3 more class sessions to attend.

I know there is alot in there that I won't need in my final outline. I'm hoping to synthesize and trim down to about 7 pages.

This is just for reference. I have learned that the wisdom "different stuff works for different people" is very very true.

beach_terror

Platinum
Posts: 7920
Joined: Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:01 pm

Re: My Torts Outline

Postby beach_terror » Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:28 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
kalvano wrote:Seems too long to me. Torts (intentional) is really easy to outline.


Intentional is easy, negligence is a fucking bitch.

+1. I need to figure out a more formulaic way to attack negligence in my answers.

User avatar
kalvano

Diamond
Posts: 11952
Joined: Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:24 am

Re: My Torts Outline

Postby kalvano » Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:30 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
kalvano wrote:Seems too long to me. Torts (intentional) is really easy to outline.


Intentional is easy, negligence is a fucking bitch.


Yes. I think my intentional torts outline will be like 2 pages, and then 10 for negligence, if not more.

User avatar
20160810

Diamond
Posts: 18121
Joined: Fri May 02, 2008 1:18 pm

Re: My Torts Outline

Postby 20160810 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:35 pm

My torts outline was 6 pages.

User avatar
seespotrun

Gold
Posts: 2395
Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:36 am

Re: My Torts Outline

Postby seespotrun » Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:32 pm

beach_terror wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
kalvano wrote:Seems too long to me. Torts (intentional) is really easy to outline.


Intentional is easy, negligence is a fucking bitch.

+1. I need to figure out a more formulaic way to attack negligence in my answers.

Duty, breach, causation and damages. Your defenses will almost always come up in the proximate cause discussion.

User avatar
Cupidity

Gold
Posts: 2214
Joined: Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:21 pm

Re: My Torts Outline

Postby Cupidity » Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:44 pm

my torts outline is by far my longest, 38 pages (compared to 12 for civ pro and 18 for K's)

however, my prof expressed a deep desire for us to cite cases. So roughly 20 pages of the torts outline is just mini-briefs. If this weren't expected I imagine it would only be 20 pages.

keg411

Platinum
Posts: 5924
Joined: Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:10 pm

Re: My Torts Outline

Postby keg411 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:01 pm

nooyyllib wrote:I thought most tort exams were closed book(?)


Nope. Open book and half multiple choice for Torts (with a 5-hour take home issue spotter).

User avatar
IAFG

Platinum
Posts: 6641
Joined: Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:26 pm

Re: My Torts Outline

Postby IAFG » Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:03 pm

since my prof doesn't need case citations or fact-to-fact comparisons, i think mine will be in the 7-8 page range, all said and done.

User avatar
Cupidity

Gold
Posts: 2214
Joined: Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:21 pm

Re: My Torts Outline

Postby Cupidity » Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:05 pm

keg411 wrote:
nooyyllib wrote:I thought most tort exams were closed book(?)


Nope. Open book and half multiple choice for Torts (with a 5-hour take home issue spotter).

FYL.

User avatar
screwsandboalts

New
Posts: 49
Joined: Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:26 am

Re: My Torts Outline

Postby screwsandboalts » Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:05 pm

anybody using epstein?

User avatar
mths

Silver
Posts: 1098
Joined: Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:24 am

Re: My Torts Outline

Postby mths » Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:07 pm

betasteve wrote:
nooyyllib wrote:I thought most tort exams were closed book(?)

Why?

MIne is :( definitely not looking forward to that. Although, I think I prefer it over my 24 hour conlaw take home...

To above post: I have Epstein

User avatar
screwsandboalts

New
Posts: 49
Joined: Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:26 am

Re: My Torts Outline

Postby screwsandboalts » Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:18 pm

im making my outline today but looking for a previous students outline to check facts and stuff - problem is that no one had our prof last year and no one used epstein, and i cant find a good outline - do you (or anyone) happen to have a decent one that i could check mine with?

User avatar
mths

Silver
Posts: 1098
Joined: Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:24 am

Re: My Torts Outline

Postby mths » Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:23 pm

screwsandboalts wrote:im making my outline today but looking for a previous students outline to check facts and stuff - problem is that no one had our prof last year and no one used epstein, and i cant find a good outline - do you (or anyone) happen to have a decent one that i could check mine with?

Sure PM me your email

beach_terror

Platinum
Posts: 7920
Joined: Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:01 pm

Re: My Torts Outline

Postby beach_terror » Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:25 pm

seespotrun wrote:
beach_terror wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
kalvano wrote:Seems too long to me. Torts (intentional) is really easy to outline.


Intentional is easy, negligence is a fucking bitch.

+1. I need to figure out a more formulaic way to attack negligence in my answers.

Duty, breach, causation and damages. Your defenses will almost always come up in the proximate cause discussion.


I always feel like I'm just using circular logic to justify that a duty exists.

Irish2013

New
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:21 am

Re: My Torts Outline

Postby Irish2013 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:37 pm

screwsandboalts wrote:anybody using epstein?


I am,

User avatar
Grizz

Diamond
Posts: 10566
Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:31 pm

Re: My Torts Outline

Postby Grizz » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:41 pm

IAFG wrote:since my prof doesn't need case citations or fact-to-fact comparisons, i think mine will be in the 7-8 page range, all said and done.


Mine's looking to be about this long.

User avatar
motedust

Bronze
Posts: 147
Joined: Sun Aug 16, 2009 2:27 pm

Re: My Torts Outline

Postby motedust » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:45 pm

Mines about 7 pages right now, 3 weeks left. Open book though, straight issue spotter. Aiming for about 10-12.

MTC87

New
Posts: 98
Joined: Thu Jun 19, 2008 2:07 pm

Re: My Torts Outline

Postby MTC87 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:36 pm

To those who used Epstein's casebook - did you also try Epstein's hornbook? Is it any good? How about Emanuel's?



Return to “Forum for Law School Students�

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 12 guests