ITEDreamer wrote:Just out of curiosity, are a lot of old outlines floating around, or is it necessary to befriend some 2L/3L brass.
Outlines are out there, but you have to go search for them. Student groups have "outline banks" and sometimes upperclassman offer them to you. Usually though, you have to seek (not befriend) upperclassman out for outlines. I've asked total strangers for outlines in the past--it's not big deal.
A word of caution, however, if you're going to go this route instead of make your own outlines (which I wouldn't recommend, but works for others). Make sure the person whose outline you receive: (1) took the same class and and professor (or at least used the same casebook) or (2) is at least in the top 25% or else did very, very well in the class. Otherwise, you're taking a huge risk of missing sections or inarticulate statements of law.
ITEDreamer wrote:Also, do you use OneNote or other tools or just crank shit out in Word.
I used Word, exclusively. I had the 30-day test run of CircusPonies (mac version of 1Note) and couldn't justify spending them money on a few bells and whistles. Really, if you have adobe, Word, and Firefox, that's all you need (and use primarily).