Can you please explain a law school outline?

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SmellyVeinyMonster
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Can you please explain a law school outline?

Postby SmellyVeinyMonster » Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:08 pm

I'm a little confused as to what an outline actually is, and I believe my confusion stems from the fact that so many people have different ways of outlining. The confusion worsens when so many people have varying degrees of success with their outlines. So, is there a way to trim the fat so to speak and define an outline in an *objective* sense while providing clear easy-to-follow examples?
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deneuve39
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Re: Can you please explain a law school outline?

Postby deneuve39 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:17 pm

Everyone does their outlines slightly different, but basically they're a condensed version of what you learned over the semester. A lot of people make a long outline to aggregate anything useful that you could use on an exam and a shorter/checklist outline to actually look at while you're taking the exam (e.g., for property it would have the different elements of adverse posession and would delineate the jurisdictional differences for each element).
That said, look through some of the posts on "Success in law school" (viewtopic.php?f=3&t=123092). They have great advice on when and how to make outlines and what you should put in them.


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Re: Can you please explain a law school outline?

Postby SmellyVeinyMonster » Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:33 pm

deneuve39 wrote:Everyone does their outlines slightly different, but basically they're a condensed version of what you learned over the semester. A lot of people make a long outline to aggregate anything useful that you could use on an exam and a shorter/checklist outline to actually look at while you're taking the exam (e.g., for property it would have the different elements of adverse posession and would delineate the jurisdictional differences for each element).
That said, look through some of the posts on "Success in law school" (viewtopic.php?f=3&t=123092). They have great advice on when and how to make outlines and what you should put in them.



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