SportsFan wrote:Bronck wrote:You guys actually recited BLL on the test? I never did, it seems like a waste of time.
My civ pro professor specifically told us she would give points for it (and a few of my other professors have told us to to make sure we state the rules we're applying), and for case names in certain contexts, though she was more ambiguous on this. I'm a pretty quick typer (not super fast, but quick enough), so it didn't really cost me any time. I think the biggest gain was that as I typed it out, it made me see more forks in the law that I could apply to the fact pattern.
Interesting. I haven't actually had a prof tell us to recite BLL. I've had several tell us to NOT cite BLL or cases though.
I imagine you won't lose points for reciting BLL, which means that as long as you're a fast typer it's probably not a big deal. I can buy into the idea that it can help frame your thought process too.