I’m a law student from Poland. In Poland, as in any country of continental Europe, law is codified in books called codes. There’s a criminal code, a civil code, a trade code and so on. The smallest sensible unit of information in code is an article (alternatively: section). Every article is marked by a number. It goes without saying that to pass an exam one needs to memorize the whole code. In order to do it I use a little bit modified version of Major System.
Here’s an example based on German Criminal Code.
Persons who have not attained the age of fourteen at the time of the commission of the offence shall be deemed to act without guilt.
Number 19 – tube (cylinder)
I imagine a judge hitting a child (it wears a t-shirt with number 14 printed on it) with a tube. The judge screams: ‘Not guilty’.
Whosoever contracts a marriage although he is already married, or whosoever contracts a marriage with a married person, shall be liable to imprisonment not exceeding three years or a fine.
72 + 100 – gun + dancing (Explanation: numbers from 100-900 are actions)
A big gun with hands and legs is dancing and shooting at two brides. First bride carries with her a number three and the second one holds a pouch with money.
Of course, section 172 appears not only in criminal code but also in civil code, etc. For these reason I imagine events and objects in different colors. Example: criminal code – red, civil code – green.
Although this technique works quite well, it consumes a lot of time and mental energy.
Do you have any other ideas which can help avoid the abovementioned repetitions? Better, faster, sexier?