Best Supplement for Constitutional Law?

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Best Supplement for Constitutional Law?

Postby jedgarhooter » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:01 am

I have been assigned the Sullivan & Gunther casebook. There seem to be two E&Es for this class - individual liberties and national power/federalism. Suggestions?

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mbw
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Re: Best Supplement for Constitutional Law?

Postby mbw » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:38 am

Chemerinsky.

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Re: Best Supplement for Constitutional Law?

Postby orangeswarm » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:52 am

mbw wrote:Chemerinsky.


^^^^ Seconded.

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Re: Best Supplement for Constitutional Law?

Postby dkelch317 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:41 am

which chemerinsky? our prof. uses his Casebook, but there is also one called Principles and Policies......

Is this the supplement you guys are referring to?

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Re: Best Supplement for Constitutional Law?

Postby ak362 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:51 am

dkelch317 wrote:which chemerinsky? our prof. uses his Casebook, but there is also one called Principles and Policies......

Is this the supplement you guys are referring to?


This. Though, I don't know how useful it'll be in my case, given that we're also using the Chemerinsky CB. Thoughts?

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Re: Best Supplement for Constitutional Law?

Postby orangeswarm » Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:15 am

Chemerinsky's (i.e., Priniciples and Policies) is generally the best con law supplement available no matter what casebook you are using.

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Re: Best Supplement for Constitutional Law?

Postby ChattelCat » Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:13 pm

orangeswarm wrote:Chemerinsky's (i.e., Priniciples and Policies) is generally the best con law supplement available no matter what casebook you are using.


^ This.
General consensus amongst my friends was that the Chemerinsky Conlaw hornbook was one of the best supplements anyone used 1L year (along with the Glannon E/E of course) he explains the cases in crystal clear fashion and it corresponds swimmingly with his casebook. It's huge and even used can be kind of costly, but it's really worth it. Don't let the size of it intimidate you - you'll only end up reading parts of it.

(for future reference for all of you 1L's Chemerinsky also wrote a hornbook on Federal Jurisdiction which was just as clear and well written as the ConLaw one and made Federal Courts much more 'enjoyable'...or at least less confusing)

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Re: Best Supplement for Constitutional Law?

Postby voyagerfan » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:00 am

When people say Cheremenisky they mean "Constitutional Law; Principles and Policies" correct? So the 'supplement' is actually a textbook?

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Re: Best Supplement for Constitutional Law?

Postby XxSpyKEx » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:46 am

voyagerfan wrote:When people say Cheremenisky they mean "Constitutional Law; Principles and Policies" correct? So the 'supplement' is actually a textbook?


Yeah, it's a really long one as well (around 1500 pages I think). Emanuel's capsule summary (either crunchtime or the capsule summary in the full outline -- they are the same) is probably the most helpful thing you can you use towards the exam. Chemerinsky isn't bad if you are using it to replace your casebook though (almost all of the cases from your casebook will be in chemerinsky).

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Re: Best Supplement for Constitutional Law?

Postby XxSpyKEx » Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:06 am

amyLAchemist wrote:Anyone use Gilbert's? My prof wrote it, if that matters...


No, but if your prof wrote it, definitely buy it (because it will probably be the same thing that he will be teaching)!

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Re: Best Supplement for Constitutional Law?

Postby Gatorade » Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:39 am

orangeswarm wrote:Chemerinsky's (i.e., Priniciples and Policies) is generally the best con law supplement available no matter what casebook you are using.



can i read ^^ as case book and use Chemerinsky's case as supplement? lol....seriously. This book is so much better, from the 20ish pages I have read so far........but i don't wanna shoot myself in the foot neither.

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Re: Best Supplement for Constitutional Law?

Postby apper123 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:50 am

I've heard nothing but bad things about the Con. Law EE... if it's even slightly worth it I don't mind paying the price. Anyone?

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Re: Best Supplement for Constitutional Law?

Postby Matlock31 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:39 am

Both of my Con Law Prof's recommended the Nowak hornbook...

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Re: Best Supplement for Constitutional Law?

Postby deadatheist » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:44 am

Not to sound like a dick, but there's really a lot of discussion on this topic here already that should help answer your q if you just do a search or two (then again, this is tls and everything repeats itself over and over).
Fwiw, chem's p and p is long, but you won't notice bc it's a breeze to read... I read relevant sections alongside what's assigned in our casebook, and it just clarifies and rounds out what's in the casebook. And I swear it's always on topic with my professor's discussion and questions/analysis. Despite its size, it hardly adds any time to my studying bc it is such an easy (dare I say enjoyable) read. Don't sweat its mass, it's recommended here for good reason.




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