Con Law Outline Structure tips

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Con Law Outline Structure tips

Postby rowlf » Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:45 pm

Any tips as to how to structure a conlaw outline for optimal usefulness during the exam (and edification while writing it)? There aren't clear elements a lot of the time, and going case by case would miss the connections between them. Thanks for any suggestions!

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Re: Con Law Outline Structure tips

Postby quiver » Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:58 pm

Idk if there's one correct answer here. IMO it should be structured according to how your professor specified. Usually for con law this will be frameworks with factors.

eg: commerce clause - Lopez 3 categories (channels, instrumentalities, substantial affect). then what would constitute a substantial affect according to your professor (my professor gave us certain factors to consider under that category).

eg: spending power - SD v. Dole framework

eg: executive action - Jackson concurrence framework (according to my professor)

I think you get the idea. That's my opinion. Basically tailor it to your professor. HTH

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