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Con Law Sullivan Textbook 17th or 18th

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:24 pm
by UndecidedMN
Hello,

I was wondering if anyone has taken Con Law II (Bill of Rights basically) with Sullivan's Textbook 18th edition? I don't want to spend the money on the 18th and was hoping to get by on the 17th. Anyone know of any differences?

Re: Con Law Sullivan Textbook 17th or 18th

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:28 pm
by UnderrateOverachieve
UndecidedMN wrote:Hello,

I was wondering if anyone has taken Con Law II (Bill of Rights basically) with Sullivan's Textbook 18th edition? I don't want to spend the money on the 18th and was hoping to get by on the 17th. Anyone know of any differences?


My Con Law professor just switched to the 18th after going as long as he could with the 17th. He didn't say what switched, but he was pretty adamant to the students this year that the 18th was needed.


Shame. The 17th is like 5 bucks on amazon.

Re: Con Law Sullivan Textbook 17th or 18th

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:53 pm
by NonTradHealthLaw
I've scanned the Sullivan 18th Table of Contents. Send me a PM and I can email it to you. Differences are not significant depending on how detailed your prof's syllabus gets. Last 2 SCOTUS terms were a fairly big deal, of course, but, it's SCOTUS - not too hard to find the opinions for the cases that are not included in Sullivan 17.

Re: Con Law Sullivan Textbook 17th or 18th

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:20 pm
by UnderrateOverachieve
NonTradHealthLaw wrote:I've scanned the Sullivan 18th Table of Contents. Send me a PM and I can email it to you. Differences are not significant depending on how detailed your prof's syllabus gets. Last 2 SCOTUS terms were a fairly big deal, of course, but, it's SCOTUS - not too hard to find the opinions for the cases that are not included in Sullivan 17.


The only major issue is that the casebook will have condensed the case into 4 pages highlighting the important parts. We read a takings case (Koontz I believe) that was a fucking nuisance. 20 pages when it would be 4 in a casebook. But the savings justify the price difference. Shoot me a message and I can send you a case chart of all the 17th ed. 18th amen., 5th amen., 2nd amen., cases.