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When should we have all our outlines memorized by

Postby zeth006 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:24 pm

Hey all,

Just have a question. I'm halfway through memorizing my crim outline and just finished my contracts outline. I'm planning to start on my civ pro outline either later today or tomorrow morning.

I'm just curious. Should I already be done with 2nd outline, or will I realistically still have a lot of time by early December to memorize mt outlines and do a few practice tests?

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Re: When should we have all our outlines memorized by

Postby JazzOne » Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:27 pm

zeth006 wrote:Hey all,

Just have a question. I'm halfway through memorizing my crim outline and just finished my contracts outline. I'm planning to start on my civ pro outline either later today or tomorrow morning.

I'm just curious. Should I already be done with 2nd outline, or will I realistically still have a lot of time by early December to memorize mt outlines and do a few practice tests?

Oh God I don't miss 1L. The earlier the better, I guess. Keep going over them until the exam.

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Re: When should we have all our outlines memorized by

Postby zeth006 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:43 pm

JazzOne wrote:
zeth006 wrote:Hey all,

Just have a question. I'm halfway through memorizing my crim outline and just finished my contracts outline. I'm planning to start on my civ pro outline either later today or tomorrow morning.

I'm just curious. Should I already be done with 2nd outline, or will I realistically still have a lot of time by early December to memorize mt outlines and do a few practice tests?

Oh God I don't miss 1L. The earlier the better, I guess. Keep going over them until the exam.


Just keep going, I guess?

BTW, isn't 2L and 3L year equally time-consuming if not more so? I know that by 2L, everyone's figured out how to read cases quickly, read canned briefs, and all in all just economize time. Aren't you guys still under pressure to meet deadlines and such? One 2L I've been talking to hasn't gone out in a long time. She TAs, does journal, and works i think.

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Re: When should we have all our outlines memorized by

Postby DoubleChecks » Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:44 pm

zeth006 wrote:
JazzOne wrote:
zeth006 wrote:Hey all,

Just have a question. I'm halfway through memorizing my crim outline and just finished my contracts outline. I'm planning to start on my civ pro outline either later today or tomorrow morning.

I'm just curious. Should I already be done with 2nd outline, or will I realistically still have a lot of time by early December to memorize mt outlines and do a few practice tests?

Oh God I don't miss 1L. The earlier the better, I guess. Keep going over them until the exam.


Just keep going, I guess?

BTW, isn't 2L and 3L year equally time-consuming if not more so? I know that by 2L, everyone's figured out how to read cases quickly, read canned briefs, and all in all just economize time. Aren't you guys still under pressure to meet deadlines and such? One 2L I've been talking to hasn't gone out in a long time. She TAs, does journal, and works i think.


thats prob why. id imagine most dont do all 3.

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Re: When should we have all our outlines memorized by

Postby Borhas » Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:45 pm

zeth006 wrote:Hey all,

Just have a question. I'm halfway through memorizing my crim outline and just finished my contracts outline. I'm planning to start on my civ pro outline either later today or tomorrow morning.

I'm just curious. Should I already be done with 2nd outline, or will I realistically still have a lot of time by early December to memorize mt outlines and do a few practice tests?

dude wtf are you doing memorizing shit now

memorization should only be down the day or two days before, at least the sort of memorization I'm thinking of (mneumonics)
Last edited by Borhas on Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:49 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: When should we have all our outlines memorized by

Postby JazzOne » Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:47 pm

zeth006 wrote:
JazzOne wrote:
zeth006 wrote:Hey all,

Just have a question. I'm halfway through memorizing my crim outline and just finished my contracts outline. I'm planning to start on my civ pro outline either later today or tomorrow morning.

I'm just curious. Should I already be done with 2nd outline, or will I realistically still have a lot of time by early December to memorize mt outlines and do a few practice tests?

Oh God I don't miss 1L. The earlier the better, I guess. Keep going over them until the exam.


Just keep going, I guess?

BTW, isn't 2L and 3L year equally time-consuming if not more so? I know that by 2L, everyone's figured out how to read cases quickly, read canned briefs, and all in all just economize time. Aren't you guys still under pressure to meet deadlines and such? One 2L I've been talking to hasn't gone out in a long time. She TAs, does journal, and works i think.

Before I got my job offer, I was too stressed to worry about school. Now that I have a job offer, I'm too happy to worry about school.

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Re: When should we have all our outlines memorized by

Postby zeth006 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:52 pm

Borhas wrote:
zeth006 wrote:Hey all,

Just have a question. I'm halfway through memorizing my crim outline and just finished my contracts outline. I'm planning to start on my civ pro outline either later today or tomorrow morning.

I'm just curious. Should I already be done with 2nd outline, or will I realistically still have a lot of time by early December to memorize mt outlines and do a few practice tests?

dude wtf are you doing memorizing shit now

memorization should only be down the day or two days before, at least the sort of memorization I'm thinking of (mneumonics)


Gotta know the elements of the criminal offenses before I can spot the issues. I was (somewhat) proud of myself for spotting most of the issues on a sample crim exam, but I fumbled around a lot to pick out the elements. My goal is to be able to walk into the exam without having to glance at my outline more than a couple of times.

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Re: When should we have all our outlines memorized by

Postby jdubb990 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:02 pm

My exams start December 1, I am trying to memorize stuff for Torts right now and slowly work through practice exams w/ my outline by my side. I think my teacher expects us to recite the Restatement word for word. Which means I have to memorize factors for standard of care and stuff like that. Also, I don't get to use my outline on any of my exams, FML.

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Re: When should we have all our outlines memorized by

Postby JazzOne » Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:05 pm

betasteve wrote:There's a lot of shit to do... but there isn't the pressure on it.

TBF, I felt more pressure at OCI than I did during 1L. It's just that big firm hiring is mostly over, so the stressful part of the year is pretty much over. There is a lot less pressure on grades this year since I have little interest in clerking.

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Re: When should we have all our outlines memorized by

Postby Borhas » Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:07 pm

zeth006 wrote:
Borhas wrote:
zeth006 wrote:Hey all,

Just have a question. I'm halfway through memorizing my crim outline and just finished my contracts outline. I'm planning to start on my civ pro outline either later today or tomorrow morning.

I'm just curious. Should I already be done with 2nd outline, or will I realistically still have a lot of time by early December to memorize mt outlines and do a few practice tests?

dude wtf are you doing memorizing shit now

memorization should only be down the day or two days before, at least the sort of memorization I'm thinking of (mneumonics)


Gotta know the elements of the criminal offenses before I can spot the issues. I was (somewhat) proud of myself for spotting most of the issues on a sample crim exam, but I fumbled around a lot to pick out the elements. My goal is to be able to walk into the exam without having to glance at my outline more than a couple of times.


ahh I see... I was thinking of all out memorization as distinct from just knowing the stuff (if that makes sense)

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Re: When should we have all our outlines memorized by

Postby Aqualibrium » Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:09 pm

Memorize when you have a closed book exam, or a race horse exam that has a lot of elements to recite (generally crim law, torts). Otherwise, have a one page checklist, tab your outline, and read it a few times through.

That's my strategy...

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Re: When should we have all our outlines memorized by

Postby zeth006 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:12 pm

Aqualibrium wrote:Memorize when you have a closed book exam, or a race horse exam that has a lot of elements to recite (generally crim law, torts). Otherwise, have a one page checklist, tab your outline, and read it a few times through.

That's my strategy...


Yeah. Sounds about right. My crim exam's going to be one long horse race.

But no way on Earth I'm memorizing everything for contracts and Civ Pro, especially when the prof for the contracts class crammed two semester's worth of cases and rules into one.

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Re: When should we have all our outlines memorized by

Postby zeth006 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:14 pm

Borhas wrote:
zeth006 wrote:
Borhas wrote:
zeth006 wrote:Hey all,

Just have a question. I'm halfway through memorizing my crim outline and just finished my contracts outline. I'm planning to start on my civ pro outline either later today or tomorrow morning.

I'm just curious. Should I already be done with 2nd outline, or will I realistically still have a lot of time by early December to memorize mt outlines and do a few practice tests?

dude wtf are you doing memorizing shit now

memorization should only be down the day or two days before, at least the sort of memorization I'm thinking of (mneumonics)


Gotta know the elements of the criminal offenses before I can spot the issues. I was (somewhat) proud of myself for spotting most of the issues on a sample crim exam, but I fumbled around a lot to pick out the elements. My goal is to be able to walk into the exam without having to glance at my outline more than a couple of times.


ahh I see... I was thinking of all out memorization as distinct from just knowing the stuff (if that makes sense)


I see what you mean. I'm going to have a hell of a time reviewing and going over an entire semester's worth of Civ Pro stuff this week. Probably make my own mini-check list by Thanksgiving. Even thinking about memorization is going to be a total joke.

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Re: When should we have all our outlines memorized by

Postby Big Shrimpin » Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:14 pm

JazzOne wrote:
zeth006 wrote:
JazzOne wrote:
zeth006 wrote:Hey all,

Just have a question. I'm halfway through memorizing my crim outline and just finished my contracts outline. I'm planning to start on my civ pro outline either later today or tomorrow morning.

I'm just curious. Should I already be done with 2nd outline, or will I realistically still have a lot of time by early December to memorize mt outlines and do a few practice tests?

Oh God I don't miss 1L. The earlier the better, I guess. Keep going over them until the exam.


Just keep going, I guess?

BTW, isn't 2L and 3L year equally time-consuming if not more so? I know that by 2L, everyone's figured out how to read cases quickly, read canned briefs, and all in all just economize time. Aren't you guys still under pressure to meet deadlines and such? One 2L I've been talking to hasn't gone out in a long time. She TAs, does journal, and works i think.

Before I got my job offer, I was too stressed to worry about school. Now that I have a job offer, I'm too happy to worry about school.



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Re: When should we have all our outlines memorized by

Postby savagedm » Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:21 pm

I have my entire 2L year outlined and memorized already. Working on 3L pretty soon, had 1L done like 6 months ago...

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Re: When should we have all our outlines memorized by

Postby Allitigator » Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:13 am

You should be memorizing and outlining all the way through the semester until you are 1.5 months from finals. At around the 1.5 or 2 month mark from finals, read ahead, and begin memorizing so that you apply the law effortlessly during finals.

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Re: When should we have all our outlines memorized by

Postby mths » Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:28 am

This thread gave me a panic attack.

/starts outlining

;)

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Re: When should we have all our outlines memorized by

Postby mths » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:26 am

betasteve wrote:
mths wrote:This thread gave me a panic attack.

/starts outlining

;)

You feel special being about to post in this forum now, don't you?

I have no idea what you're talking about....but while we're on the subject, let me impart the infinite wisdom that I feel I've gained in the last 2.5 months of law school (which is clearly more than adequate)....

no good?

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Re: When should we have all our outlines memorized by

Postby dudnaito » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:34 am

like.. memorize memorize? i dunno... a week max before your exams?

Just going through the process of making an outline then whittling it down means that you're already memorizing the parts you whittled out, no?

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Re: When should we have all our outlines memorized by

Postby beach_terror » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:52 am

dudnaito wrote:like.. memorize memorize? i dunno... a week max before your exams?

No, like not memorize memorize :?:




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