Welcome to Wiki Law School
What is This Website? This wiki is intended to be a knowledge base primarily for law students, but also for anybody interested in learning about the law. Don't know what a wiki is? Find out!
The main purpose of this wiki is to provide outlines for every legal topic covered in law school. All are invited and encouraged to participate in the editing process, which will result in the most complete outlines around.
This site is a great resource for law students preparing for final exams. There is more than one way that the legal outlines will help you:
- As you go through your class notes, you can compare them to the outlines to fill in the gaps in your notes. You will be able to discuss with fellow students around the country about what the law is. You can scrutinize the current Wiki Law School outline, correcting any mistakes or adding to any topics. By actively working on the outlines, you will be able to improve your own understanding of the legal topics.
- As you study and memorize the outlines that others have posted and edited, you will learn the material.
We are pleased to announce the beta version of the Wiki Law School Forums. We hope they will be a place for students to talk about legal issues, help each other study, and to chat about anything else. Everyone may read the message board, but only registered users can post. (Registration is free!)
Here is a list of the major undertakings here at Wiki Law School. Each project needs additional help, so please volunteer.
- Outlines Project
- our aim is to create legal outlines covering every topic taught in law school, including specific outlines for each professor. Many outlines are currently blank; please help your fellow students fill them in!
- Wiki Law School:Law Schools Project
- articles describing each law school with information of interest to prospective, current, and former law students
- Cases Project
- case briefs for every case important enough to be talked about in law school
- Law Professors Project
- pages about law professors
- Wiki Law School:MPEP Outline Project
- outline of the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure aimed at helping people pass the patent bar
How to Use this Site
New to Wiki Law School? It is built upon the MediaWiki Wiki Engine, so the mechanics of searching and editing our content are very similar to a large number of other wikis out there on the internet. Here is a primer to get you started:
For information on the search box functions, please see Wiki Law School:Searching.
If you want to learn how to create a new outline or article, please see Help:Starting a new page.
For editing how-to information, please see the editing help page.
We invite you to join in our editing process. Go ahead and find an outline in a topic you enjoy or did well in, and start editing. If you cannot find such an article on the wiki, please feel free to start it from scratch (but please search under similar terms first to determine if an outline for the subject exists under a different title).
Please note: Due to excessive spamming, we have restricted the ability to create and edit pages to logged-in users. Please create a (free!) account to create or edit a page.
Help Wiki Law School Grow!
As the Wiki Law School community grows, we will get better and better! Once we reach a critical mass, each outline will receive more attention from many individuals, which will help all of us. You can help us grow by telling your fellow law students about us. Spread the word!
One thing you can easily do to help us grow is: liking us on facebook, +1'ing us on Google Plus, or using the "Share this Page" links--all on the left side bar. Click away!