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BrooklynLaw16
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criminal law modified open book exam

Postby BrooklynLaw16 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:27 pm

My prof for crim is only letting us use the casebook for the exam, no outlines. Anyone have a similar situation in their class and devise a useful alternative to the outline?

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941law
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Re: criminal law modified open book exam

Postby 941law » Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:06 am

well, ya, my entire outline is written in my casebook.

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Re: criminal law modified open book exam

Postby apollo2015 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:14 am

You don't refer to an outline all that often during an exam anyway. Just tab your cases, and highlight the rules in each case you covered, and presto you effectively have your outline in its semi-raw form.

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Re: criminal law modified open book exam

Postby kalvano » Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:14 am

Learn criminal law beforehand? Margin notes?

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Re: criminal law modified open book exam

Postby WHJTMG178 » Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:21 am

You can sticky the casebook and write notes in the margins. If your prof places a heavy emphasis on the MPC just tab all the sections you actually covered in class. (assuming the MPC is in the back of your textbook) You most likely will not need to refer to specific cases on your final, so just know the BLL and policy principals before the test and only use your casebook if you get desperate. I'm assuming your a 1l. I ended up using my outlines way less than I thought I would during my exams.

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Re: criminal law modified open book exam

Postby Gorki » Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:29 pm

use post-its on key pages. But for the most part? Its a closed book final IMHO. Do not waste any time gazing at that damn book, unless you REALLY get lost. Case books are just boomer sophistry for the most part, so unless the text actually spells out the BLL in charts or something, forget all pretenses you have on using this approach.

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Re: criminal law modified open book exam

Postby brotherdarkness » Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:19 pm

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