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corporatelaw87
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Canned Briefs

Postby corporatelaw87 » Sun May 09, 2010 7:41 pm

If you use canned briefs, or get briefs from Lexis Nexus, do you still skim the casebook, or would that defeat the purpose of using canned briefs?

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Re: Canned Briefs

Postby Aqualibrium » Sun May 09, 2010 7:44 pm

corporatelaw87 wrote:If you use canned briefs, or get briefs from Lexis Nexus, do you still skim the casebook, or would that defeat the purpose of using canned briefs?


Canned briefs aren't good in isolation. You should at least read the court's analysis too. So yes, skim the cases, pay closer attention to the way a court applies law to fact.

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Re: Canned Briefs

Postby Bosque » Sun May 09, 2010 7:52 pm

Where I find these sort of materials helpful is NOT for day to day class prep, but rather exam prep. At that point, you have already read the casebook, so you are really just rereading to try and remind yourself what each of the cases was about and what the black letter law. Canned briefs will do this quicker than the casebook will.

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Re: Canned Briefs

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Sun May 09, 2010 8:01 pm

Bosque wrote:Where I find these sort of materials helpful is NOT for day to day class prep, but rather exam prep. At that point, you have already read the casebook, so you are really just rereading to try and remind yourself what each of the cases was about and what the black letter law. Canned briefs will do this quicker than the casebook will.

Easier, faster, and more productive to just write one sentence summaries for each case. Then, you can quickly determine why each case is important and upon reading the 1 sentence summary you will remember the background for it [generally]

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Re: Canned Briefs

Postby Weez » Mon May 10, 2010 10:11 pm

Canned brief < Canned beef < Spam < Potted meat




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