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Title: THE LAW SCHOOL OUTLINE


1
THE LAW SCHOOL OUTLINE
2
  • WHY OUTLINE?
  • WHAT IS AN OUTLINE?
  • HOW SHOULD I DO IT?
  • What materials do I use?
  • What gets included?
  • AND WHEN?

3
What is an Outline?
  • Method of Organizing and Conceptualizing
    Information
  • Lots of Models
  • samples posted online
  • A Personal Translation/Learning Document
  • The course is your focus
  • An Analytical Process Document
  • The exam is your focus

4
How Should You Outline?
  • Organize
  • Conceptualize
  • Integrate
  • Condense
  • Alone or with others?
  • Divide up or do all of it?
  • Commercial Sources?

5
What materials should you use?
  • Course syllabus
  • Case book (TOC)
  • Class notes
  • Hypotheticals?!
  • Notes from readings/case briefs
  • Commercial outlines?
  • Emmanuel did NOT take your torts class.

6
Tips On What To Include
  • Organize around legal principles. Rule?
    Definition? Elements? Terms of Art?
  • Case examples (when was the rule violated? when
    not?)
  • Hypos from class to demonstrate how the rule is
    applied
  • Defenses? Remedies? Make sure your outline
    covers application of the legal principles from
    every side.
  • Consider the bigger picture too. Not just how
    to apply the law but are there any social,
    political, economic, moral etc. policy points
    that come into play?

7
When Should You Outline?
  • Time Management
  • Whats your style? Why it may be a good time to
    change!
  • Set a schedule
  • Which class do you want to tackle first?
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