So, how long are your outlines?

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So, how long are your outlines?

Postby 23402385985 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:58 am

If they are not at least 75 pages so far, you are doing it wrong.

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Re: So, how long are your outlines?

Postby SilverE2 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:28 am

good post

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Re: So, how long are your outlines?

Postby 23402385985 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:47 pm

SilverE2 wrote:good post


The lack of comments in this thread clearly shows that people are taking my advice and furiously working on their outlines.

Gun hard or go home.

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Re: So, how long are your outlines?

Postby target » Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:27 pm

joncrooshal wrote:
SilverE2 wrote:good post


The lack of comments in this thread clearly shows that people are taking my advice and furiously working on their outlines.

Gun hard smart or go home.


FTFY

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Re: So, how long are your outlines?

Postby 23402385985 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:05 pm

target wrote:
joncrooshal wrote:
SilverE2 wrote:good post


The lack of comments in this thread clearly shows that people are taking my advice and furiously working on their outlines.

Gun hard smart or go home.


FTFY


True. It is an endurance race.

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Re: So, how long are your outlines?

Postby kapital98 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:31 pm

Serious Post:

~1 page per week of class. A little less depending on how natural the material comes to me. A little longer/detailed if I don't remember the statute or rule clearly (ex: civpro.)

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Re: So, how long are your outlines?

Postby 071816 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:00 pm

If your outlines are less than 200 pages per class, you done fucked up big time.

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Re: So, how long are your outlines?

Postby 23402385985 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:38 pm

chimp wrote:If your outlines are less than 200 pages per class, you done fucked up big time.


I thought that was just enough for the midterm I have in Contracts.

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Re: So, how long are your outlines?

Postby 23402385985 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:39 pm

G. T. L. Rev. wrote:Robot Pimp says longer than the casebook, if you really know what's what: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGPahA5WSCw

Seriously, there is no proper length. And no matter what people tell you, longer is by no means better.


Serious talk: That is why this thread was created, duh.

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Re: So, how long are your outlines?

Postby ahduth » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:27 pm

WTF is an outline.

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Re: So, how long are your outlines?

Postby target » Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:55 am

joncrooshal wrote:
G. T. L. Rev. wrote:Robot Pimp says longer than the casebook, if you really know what's what: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGPahA5WSCw

Seriously, there is no proper length. And no matter what people tell you, longer is by no means better.


Serious talk: That is why this thread was created, duh.


joncrooshal wrote:If they are not at least 75 pages so far, you are doing it wrong.


Serious talk: ask yourself How many open-/closed-note exams will you have? and what it the point of an outline in each case?

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Re: So, how long are your outlines?

Postby 23402385985 » Sat Sep 17, 2011 1:00 am

target wrote:
joncrooshal wrote:
G. T. L. Rev. wrote:Robot Pimp says longer than the casebook, if you really know what's what: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGPahA5WSCw

Seriously, there is no proper length. And no matter what people tell you, longer is by no means better.


Serious talk: That is why this thread was created, duh.


joncrooshal wrote:If they are not at least 75 pages so far, you are doing it wrong.


Serious talk: ask yourself How many open-/closed-note exams will you have? and what it the point of an outline in each case?


3 open, 1 semi-open.

I want to have every fact of every case available. It's extremely important to know about the hairy hand of Hawkins and about how his life was fucking miserable after the case. I know my K's professor will love it when I spend 3/4 of the question analyzing the facts of the case.

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Re: So, how long are your outlines?

Postby downing » Sat Sep 17, 2011 1:00 am

3 weeks into contracts, 3 pages.

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Re: So, how long are your outlines?

Postby 071816 » Sat Sep 17, 2011 1:03 am

You'll never come close to passing a law exam unless you give a detailed description of the facts of each case you reference along with its procedural history. The holding and the rule are not really that important I don't think.

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Re: So, how long are your outlines?

Postby mpj_3050 » Sat Sep 17, 2011 1:08 am

People have 20 page outlines for torts at my school. Yes you read that correctly.

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Re: So, how long are your outlines?

Postby shoeshine » Sat Sep 17, 2011 1:11 am

I never understood how someone could make a 100+ page outline until I came to law school. There is enough information to probably make a 150 page outline for each of my classes.

The key is to distill the bullshit, cases, and lectures down to a manageable size. I am hoping for about 35 pages per class. I am at about 5-8 for each right now.

Then I can hopefully reduce those down to mini-outlines during finals.

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Re: So, how long are your outlines?

Postby 23402385985 » Sat Sep 17, 2011 1:12 am

chimp wrote:You'll never come close to passing a law exam unless you give a detailed description of the facts of each case you reference along with its procedural history. The holding and the rule are not really that important I don't think.


Why would they be? Everyone knows law school exams are based on theory only. Fuck the facts of the case on the exam. Base everything off the facts of the cases in class. I also hear that making your own hypos in the exam hypos is the way to get an A++

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Re: So, how long are your outlines?

Postby BeenDidThat » Sat Sep 17, 2011 1:25 am

~10-25 pages, depending on the class.

It's worked well for me up 'til now.

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Re: So, how long are your outlines?

Postby 23402385985 » Sat Sep 17, 2011 1:47 am

BeenDidThat wrote:~10-25 pages, depending on the class.

It's worked well for me up 'til now.


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