Aeroplane wrote:When do we find out what classes we have/what section we're in? The book pricing thread makes me wanna get started.
trust me, it shouldn't.
also, all 0Ls, speaking of book pricing: DON'T BUY YOUR BOOKS. DON'T BUY SUPPLEMENTS. JUST DON'T DO IT.
wait until you are added to the [lawopen] listserv - this is the schoolwide discussion/buying&selling/whining about sandwiches listserv. you will be added during orientation. the beginning of the year is flooded with 1L casebooks and supplements. casebooks go for between 20 and 80 dollars, whereas they retail as much as 170. supplements 5-20 instead of 30-50. trust me.
oh, and as far as supplements... imo you need:
for every class: an emanuel's/gilbert's. because they do outline better than you. it's not changing.
torts: abraham's book, glannon's E&E
con law: chemerinsky
contracts: the one guy. in the same series as abraham. CHIRELSTEIN. buy that.
civ pro: glannon E&E and glannon guide. this is the best supplement for any class.
property: ExamPro(if you have a prof. that does multiple choice - every prof but Schneider.) and Sprankling.
I would STRONGLY agree about waiting until you're added to the listserv to buy books. They are cheap and you will save a ton of money.
Torts: CRUNCHTIME & ABRAHAMS. Nothing else.
CRIM: Dressler. Though if anybody ends up with West next semester, PM me, because he is the only one that uses the Kaplan book, which is worthless. I never read for class, and I ONLY used an outline from Fall 2000, and got a great grade. I can send it to you.
Con Law: Chemerinsky. If you don't do anything else this semester, read Chemerinsky. I swear most Con Law teachers teach DIRECTLY from this book. My Con Law professor would quote this Chemerinsky verbatim in class, and I didn't realize it until the end of the semester. Crunchtime is also helpful for learning the actual rules and reviewing at the end of the semester.
Contracts: Crunchtime & Chirelstein.
Civ Pro: Glannon E&E and Glannon Guide. Get them both.
Property: Depends on the Professor, but if you use that Dukeminier book, which you probably will, then Gilberts is worth its weight in gold.