How to Prepare for Class

12 Pages Posted: 26 Jul 2014

Date Written: July 24, 2014


This document was prepared as a handout for first year law students in a Civil Procedure class, but it could be useful for students in any class where both cases and statutes are read. In addition to providing general advice on study habits, it suggests formats for students to use in summarizing (or briefing) both case law and statutes. Since fewer resources exist to guide students in reading statutes, the handout devotes more space to that topic, including examples and problems.

Suggested Citation

Caplan, Aaron H., How to Prepare for Class (July 24, 2014). Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2014-33, Available at SSRN: or

Aaron H. Caplan (Contact Author)

Loyola Law School Los Angeles ( email )

919 Albany Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015-1211
United States

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