OUTLINING QUESTION

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OUTLINING QUESTION

Postby nelaw2010 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:42 pm

Trying to outline for Criminal Law.

My Casebook sucks. I tried using the index in Dressler's Understanding Criminal Law to build the outline, way too detailed.

Any advice on a good approach or commercial outline from where I can model the outline structure?

I'm not looking to be lazy and simply cut and paste an outline, I just want a structure.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Re: OUTLINING QUESTION

Postby DocHawkeye » Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:46 pm

What casebook are you using? I totally feel lost at sea when it comes to starting an outline of crim law.

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Re: OUTLINING QUESTION

Postby nelaw2010 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:50 pm

DocHawkeye wrote:What casebook are you using? I totally feel lost at sea when it comes to starting an outline of crim law.



Criminal Law, 2nd edition, Bonnie, Coughlin, Low.

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Re: OUTLINING QUESTION

Postby Kronk » Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:58 pm

Outline directly from Dressler's understand criminal law, taking out only parts you don't go over in class. That would be my suggestion. Unless there are a lot of policy articles in your casebook so the subject matter is substantially skewed that was as opposed to regular criminal law issues.

It'll end up about a 40pg outline.

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Re: OUTLINING QUESTION

Postby nelaw2010 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:59 pm

Kronk wrote:Outline directly from Dressler's understand criminal law, taking out only parts you don't go over in class. That would be my suggestion. Unless there are a lot of policy articles in your casebook so the subject matter is substantially skewed that was as opposed to regular criminal law issues.

It'll end up about a 40pg outline.



Thank you!!!

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Re: OUTLINING QUESTION

Postby leobowski » Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:05 pm

The Lexis capsule summary for crim law is seriously good.

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Re: OUTLINING QUESTION

Postby nelaw2010 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:33 pm

leobowski wrote:The Lexis capsule summary for crim law is seriously good.



Thanks for this. I'll check this out too.

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Re: OUTLINING QUESTION

Postby nelaw2010 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:33 pm

leobowski wrote:The Lexis capsule summary for crim law is seriously good.



Are you talking about the free one that you can get on Lexis for law school students?

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Re: OUTLINING QUESTION

Postby sundance95 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:18 pm

nelaw2010 wrote:
DocHawkeye wrote:What casebook are you using? I totally feel lost at sea when it comes to starting an outline of crim law.



Criminal Law, 2nd edition, Bonnie, Coughlin, Low.

FYI, Low has written a hornbook that is essentially a parallel outline for CL and MPC offenses.

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Re: OUTLINING QUESTION

Postby leobowski » Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:42 pm

nelaw2010 wrote:
leobowski wrote:The Lexis capsule summary for crim law is seriously good.



Are you talking about the free one that you can get on Lexis for law school students?


Yessir.

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Re: OUTLINING QUESTION

Postby DocHawkeye » Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:46 pm

Does anyone use the Gardiner casebook?

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Re: OUTLINING QUESTION

Postby 5ky » Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:47 pm

sundance95 wrote:
nelaw2010 wrote:
DocHawkeye wrote:What casebook are you using? I totally feel lost at sea when it comes to starting an outline of crim law.



Criminal Law, 2nd edition, Bonnie, Coughlin, Low.

FYI, Low has written a hornbook that is essentially a parallel outline for CL and MPC offenses.


Yes, TITCR. I used nothing but that supplement as a companion for the casebook. The casebook is actually pretty good, though, I'm not sure what you don't like about it. The notes are particularly helpful for nuanced points of the law -- they are the only squibs and notes I studied extensively for a 1L course.

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Re: OUTLINING QUESTION

Postby nelaw2010 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:33 pm

5ky wrote:
sundance95 wrote:
nelaw2010 wrote:
DocHawkeye wrote:What casebook are you using? I totally feel lost at sea when it comes to starting an outline of crim law.



Criminal Law, 2nd edition, Bonnie, Coughlin, Low.

FYI, Low has written a hornbook that is essentially a parallel outline for CL and MPC offenses.


Yes, TITCR. I used nothing but that supplement as a companion for the casebook. The casebook is actually pretty good, though, I'm not sure what you don't like about it. The notes are particularly helpful for nuanced points of the law -- they are the only squibs and notes I studied extensively for a 1L course.



The casebook isn't bad, I just don't like the way it's organized. Maybe I'm being too picky. I find it helpful to pull the structure from an outline, and then fill in with my notes/cases/thoughts.

Thanks for the feedback.

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Re: OUTLINING QUESTION

Postby nelaw2010 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:34 pm

sundance95 wrote:
nelaw2010 wrote:
DocHawkeye wrote:What casebook are you using? I totally feel lost at sea when it comes to starting an outline of crim law.



Criminal Law, 2nd edition, Bonnie, Coughlin, Low.

FYI, Low has written a hornbook that is essentially a parallel outline for CL and MPC offenses.



Good to know. Thank you!

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Re: OUTLINING QUESTION

Postby kalvano » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:03 am

How is your class organized? Ours was organized by specific crimes, so it helped me a lot to do my outline that way. It also helped on the exam as sort of a checklist for everything. Some stuff is easy to see on an exam, but some things, like felony murder or conspiracy, may be more subtle.




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