Cases & Outlining: The Basics
This lesson will take you step-by-step through a method of representing the content from cases in an outline. The lesson is generally designed for students in their first semester of law school; however, pre-1L students may derive benefit as well. Practice questions use basic doctrines from first-year Contracts, Civil Procedure, Torts, and Criminal Law to give students practice with skill transfer.
On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:
- Construct outlines by topic and subtopic.
- Compose basic case explanations for course outlines, including (a) framing narrow and broad legal conclusions, and (b) incorporating relevant facts.
- Integrate case explanations into an outline according to topic and subtopic.