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Keep Up With Your Case Reading and Prepare for Cold Calls in Law School (Flipped Case Method)

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Get our Ultimate Guide to Cases & Briefs (FREE) here: https://legaleagleprepcourse.com/cases You’ll learn how to read cases in five minutes and summarize them in 3 lines. It will change the way you read your casebook. If there is one law school complaint I hear more than any other is that it is impossible to do all the reading. When one professor assigns 30 pages of reading a night, it doesn't sound like much. But you have to realize that EVERY professor is assigning the same amount. If three professors assign 30 pages each, those 90 pages start to add up. Here is the worst part: the average reading speed for cases is 10 pages per hour. Using the standard method of reading cases (diving head first into the case, reading the case three times, picking out the most important facts of the case, writing a case brief that is almost as long as the case itself, and then blindly heading to class), could take an entire day. That’s time you don’t have in law school. So we came up with a better way. I got tired of trying to "stir cement with my eyelashes." I realized that the way I was reading my cases was backwards. I also realized that the single worst way to read a case was to dive head first into the opinion with no context. The trick is to read the supplements and commercial outlines first. Read several of them. Then, once you have an idea of what is important about the case, and only then, read the text of the case itself. This “Flipped Case Method” will save you hours of time and make you far more prepared for class discussion. Boom. Videos mentioned: Should You Case Brief in Law School? - https://youtu.be/qO_vHZi8Boo The 6 Best Free Resources in Law School - https://youtu.be/urDWY5TXFa0 =================================================== If you want to learn to THINK LIKE A LAWYER and ACE YOUR NEXT EXAM, check out our LAW SCHOOL MASTERCLASS at https://www.legaleagleprep.com/masterclass =================================================== ★ Got law school questions? Ask in the comments! ★ Say hi on Facebook: ➜ https://www.facebook.com/legaleagleprep ★ Tweet at us on Twitter @LegalEagleDJ
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LegalEagle (7 months ago)
Got questions about law school? Ask in the comments!
Jamie Adams (3 months ago)
I just emailed you about finding it hard to memorise cases. Thank you for sending me this video, it's helped calm my anxiety about cold calls a bit.
Kaizen (4 months ago)
how can i start preparing for law school before it starts?
simianinc (2 months ago)
Hey James, I know nothing about law but love your videos. As an aside, you need to raise your lights. You're getting ghost lighting because your shadows are running slightly upwards
EaterOfBirds (2 months ago)
This sounds sensible even though I've no idea about law. Like reading scientific journal papers but the abstract is right at the beginning with those. I'm curious what 'procedural posture means', though maybe that's super obvious to anyone interested in law
Anirudh Viswanathan (1 month ago)
Yeah. I usually just read the abstract for reading research papers, then I read the methodology(if well segmented and explained) results&discussion and conclusion. I almost never read the introduction section beyond the frist two sentences.
Mallory Allan (2 months ago)
You mentioned Quimby as a resource for case briefs in this video - is there any resources for Canadian law case briefs you are aware of (preferably cheap, or free for students)?
Rebecca De Leon (3 months ago)
You are doing God's work here, lol. THANK YOU!
Matheus Minto (4 months ago)
Do you know the differences between USA law schools and other countries law schools? like brazil?
vanessawilliamstnt (6 months ago)
another great video! people check out his 2 ways to Ace exams, time waster video and this one
LegalEagle (6 months ago)
Glad you liked them!
A. N Khan (7 months ago)
Any advice for UK law students wishing to practice in USA? Ie way of obtaining certification to practice in USA
A. N Khan (7 months ago)
LegalEagle ahh sweet Harvard it is!, Thank you for your help :)
LegalEagle (7 months ago)
I think it's pretty easy. You just have to get an LLM from a US law school and pass the bar of the state you want to practice in.
GottaLuvLee (7 months ago)
Thanks for the tips! I will definitely use these this fall.
LegalEagle (7 months ago)
Cool. It should really help.
Sculpin (7 months ago)
Random question but what law school did you go to?
LegalEagle (7 months ago)
I'm a proud UCLA Bruin!
vicnicandlipstick (7 months ago)
Thank you! So helpful!
LegalEagle (7 months ago)
Thanks for watching.
Christine Pia Gerzon (7 months ago)
Thank you for this tip! It will save me a lot of time in law school indeed!
LegalEagle (7 months ago)
You're very welcome!
ilove makeup2613 (7 months ago)
What books do you recommend to prepare me for law school? I need to work on getting my bachelors degree 1st (its been 14+ years since I’ve been out of high school) due to having kids, falling sick etc I’ve been binge watching your videos, they’re very helpful. Thanks, keep up the great work 👍
LegalEagle (7 months ago)
My opinion is that Getting to Maybe and Law School Confidential do a disservice to law students. GTM is nothing more than a taxonomy of different tests without any real method to writing or attacking essays. LSC is nothing but platitudes.
Bill McGovern (7 months ago)
1L, Paper Chase, and Getting to Maybe are all good books for anyone thinking about law school. My personal favorite is Law School Confidential, especially for adult students. My two cents.
LegalEagle (7 months ago)
Don't try to learn the law before law school. This far out, read some books about lawyers and law school to make sure that is the career you want to take (even pulp fiction like John Grisham is good). For learning about the law school experience, read OneL and the Paper Chase.
Lukas Eitel (7 months ago)
Well, I'm pretty happy that I will attend to law school in Germany after graduation. Cold calls are not a thing there. It is not mandatory to visit the lectures. In fact, nobody cares whether you come or not, in most cares the professor does not even know your name.
Anne Reilley (2 months ago)
What is the point of classes if they aren't useful?
Lukas Eitel (7 months ago)
+LegalEagle I'd rather read the law than look through thousands of cases on WestLaw ;-)
LegalEagle (7 months ago)
Damn you civil law countries! Common law or GTFO!
t p (7 months ago)
LEGALEAGLE and Learn Law Better i would love to see both of them in the same video
t p (7 months ago)
Dani Gaming sorry sir to copy your copyrighted comment..
Dani Gaming (7 months ago)
t p man thats what I Said srsly?
t p (7 months ago)
LegalEagle on what are types of answers that are expected from students in the exams. Or on doing LLB hons at university vs going to law school, on how is it different.
LegalEagle (7 months ago)
Cool! What would you want us to talk about?
Dani Gaming (7 months ago)
Umm hello sooo i talked to another lawyer youtuber and i was wondering if you want to make a video with him you guys are the best lawyers youtubers :) Hi name is "Learn Law Better" i talked to him and he wants to make a video with you :) So you should contact him . I really want to see a video with you two in it :)) Soooo do you want to make e video with him or not ??
Dani Gaming (7 months ago)
LegalEagle I dont really know but he wants too so just contact him and make a video .... I dont know whats hard in law school you guys know so put some ideas and put the two communities to chose the best idea :)
LegalEagle (7 months ago)
What would you want us to do a video on?
LegalEagle (7 months ago)
Interesting idea!

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