Here I am, sitting in an Evidence review, and I'm all of a sudden realizing that the hearsay rules aren't as bad or as long as I originally thought they were.
Memorization is a funny thing. It's a bit like a mental block issue. The more you think there is to memorize, the harder it is to memorize. This is why I'm such a believer in tables of contents. If nothing else, they take a LONG, LONG set of facts and condense them into manageable parts. Each part is short and easy, and easily memorized.
It's a bit like acting in a play. When you first get your 70 page script, you feel overwhelmed, not believing you'll ever be able to memorize it all.
And then, inexplicably, it gets smaller, until the whole thing seems to fit in your head.