Do most exams let you use outlines?

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muscleboundlaw
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Do most exams let you use outlines?

Postby muscleboundlaw » Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:38 pm

Or are we supposed to commit to memory?

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Re: Do most exams let you use outlines?

Postby jacketyellow » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:21 pm

muscleboundlaw wrote:Or are we supposed to commit to memory?


Yes, most professors let you use outlines for the exam. You may have one picky professor who wants you to commit to memory (this is presumably to help you when it comes time to take the bar exam), but this is unusual. None of my professors required me to commit law to memory.

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Sprout
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Re: Do most exams let you use outlines?

Postby Sprout » Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:06 pm

I dk what law school above poster went to, but outlines/open book exams were NOT the norm where I went

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Re: Do most exams let you use outlines?

Postby cavalier1138 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:18 pm

Sprout wrote:I dk what law school above poster went to, but outlines/open book exams were NOT the norm where I went


...where did you go?

I've only had one exam where outlines weren't permitted, and it was for a class where everything was based on statute interpretation (so we were allowed to have our casebooks with the relevant statutes listed). It seems a little dumb to not allow outlines/books during an exam.

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Re: Do most exams let you use outlines?

Postby The_Lorax » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:56 pm

Sprout wrote:I dk what law school above poster went to, but outlines/open book exams were NOT the norm where I went

I think you're in the minority here, open book/outline (at least anecdotally) seems far more common. Only half of one of my seven 1L classes was closed book.

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Re: Do most exams let you use outlines?

Postby blueapple » Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:59 am

It's truly just professor-specific. Half of my 1L exams at my T14 were closed book. Other classmates with different professors had 0 or 1 closed book exams.

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Re: Do most exams let you use outlines?

Postby TheSpanishMain » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:39 am

At georgetown closed book exams were not unheard of but were definitely the exception.

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Re: Do most exams let you use outlines?

Postby RCSOB657 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:21 am

My torts class had notes on midterm, closed on final. My contracts 1 and 2 were closed. CivPro 1 and 2 were closed outline, but able to use last empty page in the FRCP to handwrite notes and we used same book. Property 1 and 2 were closed. My Pub law was closed. My Competitiveness and Corruption (llm) was open notes.

That's my 1L year at my TTT/TTTT.

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Re: Do most exams let you use outlines?

Postby RCSOB657 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:37 am

2L year


Unofficial Transcript
Term: 2016-17 Fall Semester
Business Organizations 1 (closed notes but allowed the statute book)
Constitutional Law 1 (closed)
Criminal Practice:Introduction (N/A-grades from assignments)
Evidence ( closed)
International Law (N/A-grades from assignments)
Public Law Issues Tran Dem (open-LLM,)

Term: 2016-17 Spring Semester
Legal Prob Solving/Analysis (N/A-grades from assignments)
Criminal Law (open but always closed in previous years)
Conflict of Laws (closed)
Constitutional Law 2 (closed)
Criminal Procedure (Honestly can't remember, think open)
Estates, Wills & Trusts (closed)
S/T- Rule of Law Program Design (N/A-grades from assignments)
ST-Jury Selection (N/A-grades from assignments)

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Re: Do most exams let you use outlines?

Postby pancakes3 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:57 am

1) just ask your prof.
2) RCSO, that's too many classes, bro.
3) I heard the reason TTTTs split up and/or defer traditional 1L classes is to deter transfers




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