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For those that don't brief...

Postby aca0260 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:12 pm

For those who don't brief or for those who use a reduced/LEEWS method what are you doing that takes up study time?

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TTH
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Re: For those that don't brief...

Postby TTH » Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:29 pm

For one, you just spend less time studying. The time you do spend, you spend book briefing, organizing your notes, outlining (maybe), doing hypos, etc.

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Re: For those that don't brief...

Postby NYC Law » Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:30 pm

Dont know if you've read this yet, but this success in law school article author doesn't brief -
http://www.top-law-schools.com/success- ... chool.html

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Re: For those that don't brief...

Postby aca0260 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:52 pm

Seems like the author of that article says to not brief at all and to replace case briefing time with supplements. What else should one be doing if they elect not to spend time doing traditional case briefs? At some point I know outlining takes up a lot of time..

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Re: For those that don't brief...

Postby evilxs » Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:41 pm

You work through application. MC problems, essay exams, CALI, etc.

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Re: For those that don't brief...

Postby 5ky » Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:46 pm

Serious reply: Very few people replace briefing with other studying mechanisms when they stop briefing. And this is perfectly fine.

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Re: For those that don't brief...

Postby straxen » Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:54 pm

Don't need to replace it with anything. Doing the readings, going to class, outlining, and doing practice exams are the only essentials, anything extra is individual preference. It's not about filling up a certain amount of study time, it's studying efficiently.

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Re: For those that don't brief...

Postby BruceWayne » Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:01 pm

straxen wrote:Don't need to replace it with anything. Doing the readings, going to class, outlining, and doing practice examsare the only essentials, everything is individual preference. It's not about filling up a certain amount of study time, it's studying efficiently.

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Re: For those that don't brief...

Postby missinglink » Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:07 pm

aca0260 wrote:For those who don't brief or for those who use a reduced/LEEWS method what are you doing that takes up study time?

Looking for a jerb.

Canned briefs work fine.

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Re: For those that don't brief...

Postby TCScrutinizer » Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:36 am

missinglink wrote:
aca0260 wrote:For those who don't brief or for those who use a reduced/LEEWS method what are you doing that takes up study time?

Looking for a jerb.

Canned briefs work fine.


This. Remember, the enemy's base is down. You're not looking to score points by getting the CALI in every class. You're looking to get a damn job out of this experience. Law school is a series of hoops that you jump through in order to take the bar and build an impressive resume for your future employer. It is not an end unto itself. Do well, yes. But be aware of the goal and try to keep perspective.

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Re: For those that don't brief...

Postby Naked Dude » Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:13 pm

Regarding e&e's, I am about to do my first civ pro reading and refer to the e&e and professor recommended hornbook for guidance. I'm told it's way too early to outline, but should working through the models in the e&es be saved for later or done as you go?

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Re: For those that don't brief...

Postby roofles » Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:58 am

missinglink wrote:
aca0260 wrote:For those who don't brief or for those who use a reduced/LEEWS method what are you doing that takes up study time?

Looking for a jerb.

Canned briefs work fine.


this x1000

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Re: For those that don't brief...

Postby typ3 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:55 am

Why not go through the models now and then go over them again in November / December when it's close to finals. I would go over them now for sure to make sure you are learning the law correctly.




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