Thursday, April 19, 2007

Notes for Easy Reference, Space Travel

For anyone ever wondering what law students take into an exam, here's the answer to the question you actually never asked. These documents were my own personal Rosetta Stone for Secured Transactions Law, which I took in December of second year. I'm a big fan of flowcharts, so I spent a few days whittling 50+ pages of class notes into 4 labyrinthine diagrams, sort of in the same way med students make their flowcharts: Leg Bone > connected to the > Hip Bone > connected to the > Red Thing.




Anyone remember that scene in Contact where they get all the alien schematics and Jodie Foster discovers that they piece together in 3D? Yeah, these flowcharts don't do that, but don't think the possibility never crossed my mind.

4 comments:

Mike said...

Red Thing> connected to> My wrist watch

oanababy said...

Gah I hated that course ... those flowcharts are making my eyes melt into my brain! The funniest part was an assignment I got last summer from one of my mentors: summarize BC law on secured transactions into a 3 page memo addressed to a client. Needless to say, the version that went out to the client contained ONE single sentence I had written - the lawyer rewrote the entire thing.

Benjamin Quinn said...

Hmm! Seems like a good system. I'm going to use this method to study for my business law exam tomorrow. (It seems reading blogs instead of studying is already paying off for me.)

Cappy said...

ahhhh flow charts! I love flow charts! It creates a common sense of relationships even though it may not exist.