Outline for Civ Pro?

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Outline for Civ Pro?

Postby Extension_Cord » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:08 am

It seems like 90% of my Civ Pro class is based on the FRCP. Dumb question, but should I actually outline these rules by copying them into the outline or not outline and just flip through the FRCP book?

Just trying to figure out what worked for everyone else because I havent had a class like this yet.

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Re: Outline for Civ Pro?

Postby YourCaptain » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:12 am

no need to copy. if your class is that rules-based you should know what the rule basically means and how to apply.

include illustrative examples, etc., if you need. i can pm you a portion of my civpro outline to show you what i mean, but dont just c+p the rules.

diagrams for certain rules (13 comes to mind) can be helpful

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Re: Outline for Civ Pro?

Postby cinephile » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:21 am

Glannon's E&E and Glannon's multiple choice civ pro book are both really helpful for understanding the rules.

I know that wasn't your question, but it's my answer.

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Re: Outline for Civ Pro?

Postby ilovesf » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:18 am

are you doing jurisdiction?

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Re: Outline for Civ Pro?

Postby NeighborGuy » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:59 am

My CivPro prof. insists we memorize the relevant rules and their citations down to the third subsection. (And no, that is not an exaggeration.) So just paraphrasing and knowing the general idea of the rules wasn't an option. We also had a completely closed-book test, save for one page of notes. If your prof is like mine, my only advice is 1) find a dark corner to crawl into, then 2) proceed to weep in hopelessness.

In all seriousness, just gather intel and find out which kinds of hoops you're going to have to jump through on the exam. Tailor your outline to that.

Edit: generally speaking, I did put relevant rules in my outline with their citation. Typing them out and paraphrasing them into my own words helped me understand them better.

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