An outline typically provides a concise and direct statement of legal issues in a particular area of law, organized according to the typical law school curriculum.
In some cases, outlines are organized according to specific professors or courses.
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They frequently come with copyright notices and may often be outdated.
Many such sites also warn their users that relying on these outlines alone will not be sufficient to prepare for an exam and they should only be used as a supplement to the studying process.
A typical example in the law of contracts is Hadley v Baxendale (1854), a case that is still routinely tested on bar examinations today.
Treatises designed for practicing lawyers as well as textbooks for students earning non-legal degrees (i.e., business law courses for business administration students) concisely state the famous rules announced in that case that (1) consequential damages are limited to those foreseen by the parties at the time of contracting, thus implying that (2) a party must notify the other up front of its specific needs in order to expand what is mutually foreseeable and thereby recover consequential damages if the other breaches.