mango2281 wrote:I don't know if this has been covered here before, but any ideas on the best way to buy new/relatively new textbooks?
Is it ok to buy previous editions? Are the recommended books necessary? Would it be inconvenient to just check em out at the library instead?
I've heard previous editions are not recommended because pertinent recent cases can be left out (although you can locate unedited versions on Westlaw/Lexis). Not sure if there is a good way to save on money here, but textbooks are such a minimal expense relative to the total cost of school, I woudln't skimp if it means added headaches during finals. /unsolicited advice from uninformed fellow 1L