Everybody tells you to make an outline from the casebook and from class discussion.
If you follow that advice, you will make a grave error.
If all you do is make an outline of what is gone over in class or from the case book, you will have only 60% of the law you need to know.
Profs will say they only test on what is gone over in class. If that is true, then ask to see the model answers prof wrote for all his or her exams. If there are none, then you fell for the biggest con in law school. Profs don’t grade from a model answer because they never write one (most can’t and most are afraid a little weenie like me or someone trained by us will immediately point out all the mistakes and missed issues). They grade each exam relative to all the answers submitted. The one that stands out the most is the one that gets an A.
Do you want your exam to have that 40% extra legal analysis?
Let’s face it. If you write about something that is on the exam, even if prof does make a model answer and it was not gone over in class, you will always get credit for it. How can a prof ignore a student who knows more? The whole idea of professing is to provoke independent thought and the sheeople who only spit back what was done in class certainly are not independent thinkers and learners.
In our products, we give you an outline that covers about 98% of what you need to know. It’s already done and all you need to do is memorize it and make minor modifications.