Outlining and Case Books

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ryno8cubs5
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Outlining and Case Books

Postby ryno8cubs5 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:11 pm

I find myself using mostly my supplements for outlining purposes. Should I be using my casebook for any of it, or is the information in the supplements getting me what I need? (This is aside from the cases in the case book).

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Re: Outlining and Case Books

Postby shoeshine » Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:23 pm

ryno8cubs5 wrote:I find myself using mostly my supplements for outlining purposes. Should I be using my casebook for any of it, or is the information in the supplements getting me what I need? (This is aside from the cases in the case book).

Yeah you should only be outlining the information you covered in class and that largely depends on the cases your instructor decided to use.

mighttransfer
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Re: Outlining and Case Books

Postby mighttransfer » Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:26 pm

The above poster is correct. Pay particular attention to any of the notes/note cases that your professor highlights as those may be important for the final. But generally, I outline using a combination of class notes, supplements, and the casebook (though less emphasis on the casebook).

ryno8cubs5
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Re: Outlining and Case Books

Postby ryno8cubs5 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:54 pm

I go by my notes and pull the important information from the supplements is what I should have said.

But, thanks for the information. I will go through and add in the important information from the notes and note cases we have gone over in class.

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Re: Outlining and Case Books

Postby shock259 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:27 pm

I think we all have a preference for how to do orderwise. I usually use a commercial outline + E&E to get the basics down. I do this before the class on the topic. the casebook can be helpful, especially for working in some specific language. For example, I like to use specific words from opinions that are particularly articulate in a "test" or "factor" analysis.

Anyway, I then go to class and modify accordingly. Sometimes what I made is spot on. Like exactly. In a creepy sort of way. Sometimes I have to rework the whole thing. But it's usually just adding or emphasizing some points here and there with the same overall "gist"

I know everyone on TLS is huge about adapting to what your professor says... but most of my profs just teach the bll. My contracts guy jumps around all the time between the UCC, Rest, and common law, and that is one class where you really need to pay attention to what he teaches. But my Civ Pro teacher adores Glannon. And my torts teacher barely knows the BLL at all. So in those cases, they'll never deviate much or add their opinions.

My $.02. Will let you know it works out in like 2 months. :P




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