All the possible ways to study for Finals

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941law
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All the possible ways to study for Finals

Postby 941law » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:41 pm

Looking for more of a condensed list, oppose to the 1l exam thread. What other ways are there (web sites, etc)?

1. studying/writing outline
2. reviewing class notes
3. Reviewing cases
4. doing old exams
5. reading supplements (E&E's, etc)
6. Cali.org
7. multiple choice questions from a bar review book
8. audio lectures - if found.
9. flash cards

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Scotusnerd
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Re: All the possible ways to study for Finals

Postby Scotusnerd » Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:14 pm

Writing exams for the topic to see where the ambiguities in the law are.

rishabhagny
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Re: All the possible ways to study for Finals

Postby rishabhagny » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:23 pm

Studyblue.com – awesome flash card website that also has an app that mirrors on your phone.

http://headmagnet.com/ - some free memorization website, haven't used it yet though.

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Re: All the possible ways to study for Finals

Postby TheGreatFish » Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:42 am

I never see anybody talk about studying organization. I remember during my first semester exams I knew the law pretty well, but I had some trouble getting my answers organized because I hadn't spend much time thinking about it before finals. After the first semester I started working out my organization for the exams beforehand and my grades improves substantially.

I would study organization by going over the possible topics on the exam and figuring out how I would answer a question on that topic step by step. Then I would reorganize my outlines to match up with my answer path.

For example, my Civ Pro outline for Personal Jurisdiction looked something like this:

Long Arm Statute
Constitutional Limits
Traditional Bases
Contacts Analysis
Fair play and Substantial Justice

If I saw a question on Personal Jurisdiction, I would start by looking at the Long Arm Statute. If it wasn't a state case or if the Long Arm Statute said it was in line with the Constitutional limits, then I would move on to the Constitutional Limits and give my rule. Then I would hit traditional bases. If one of the traditional bases was satisfied, then I was done. If not, I move on to contacts analysis, and then fairness.

Knowing exactly how I was going to organize my answer before I even saw the question was incredibly helpful. Just be ready to make changes to your plan if necessary.




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