High court case summary question

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High court case summary question

Postby ap1987 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:55 pm

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Re: High court case summary question

Postby evilxs » Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:55 pm

I believe you are asking two questions:

Should you use commercial briefs?
Everyone approaches this differently. Some only retain the material well if they brief it themselves. Others swear by them. You'll figure out your learning style soon enough.


Should you buy the newest version?
I wouldn't. A few cases will be different and for those brief them the old fashioned way. Save your money for a better property supplement. I HIGHLY recommend:

http://www.amazon.com/Estates-Land-Futu ... d_sim_b_19

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Re: High court case summary question

Postby ap1987 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:16 pm

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Re: High court case summary question

Postby thecilent » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:18 pm

ap1987 wrote:Couple more questions about this.

1) Is it necessary in your opinion to include case briefs in the outline you make for the course?

2) On law school exams do you need to cite specific cases?

Ask your professors this. For real

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Re: High court case summary question

Postby ap1987 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:19 pm

thecilent wrote:
ap1987 wrote:Couple more questions about this.

1) Is it necessary in your opinion to include case briefs in the outline you make for the course?

2) On law school exams do you need to cite specific cases?

Ask your professors this. For real


I will. In your classes were you required to cite cases?

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Re: High court case summary question

Postby thecilent » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:26 pm

ap1987 wrote:
thecilent wrote:
ap1987 wrote:Couple more questions about this.

1) Is it necessary in your opinion to include case briefs in the outline you make for the course?

2) On law school exams do you need to cite specific cases?

Ask your professors this. For real


I will. In your classes were you required to cite cases?

In some

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Re: High court case summary question

Postby evilxs » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:42 am

That question is VERY professor specific.

One of my exams requires the memorization of the holdings and case names of over 130 cases.

Others explicitly told us I do not care to read case names in your exams, I want to see you spot the issues and apply the law.

Ask the person who booked the exam for that professor last year for tips like that. It changes how you take notes entirely.

If in doubt I only add case names and the importance of the case (holding) into my outline. Never more than 2 sentences and often just 2 words to jog my memory. For Example: Daily: Chair Intent. Katko: Man Traps.




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