LetsGoLAW wrote:stillwater wrote:LetsGoLAW wrote:I'm bothered by the students who raise their hands, make a point, the professor says "interesting," and they think they're the next Atticus Finch. Meanwhile, they're behind on cases, did not start outlining, and think "the bump" is coming their way. The fuck...
Bro, reading/outlining is a farce. Many ways to the top...but I agree their insights are futile.
Spending countless hours reading is a waste, but completely blowing off the casebook? These folks rely on supplements, nothing else. Concerning outlining, it is helpful to synthesize and refresh the information. Forces organization and spot weaknesses. Completely relying on old outlines means relying on someone else's style.
Applying law to fact and arguing both sides is paramount. You can do that with a relatively small tool box of the law. It's applying basic doctrine in a sophisticated manner. No one needs an outline with 100 pages or 50 pages. It's about the big picture. Should you know the BLL? Yes. But most people outline and do all this shit because they feel like its the orthodoxy. I just disagree with the obsessive herd mentality you find in law school.