Criminal Law.

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rbgrocio
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Criminal Law.

Postby rbgrocio » Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:09 pm

Guys!!! I bought the Emanuel for Crim. Law. Any other good study aid out there. My professor said his job was to raise questions rather than tell us the law... so I'm on my own for this class. I need as many good sources of crim law as possible

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Re: Criminal Law.

Postby 2009 Prospective » Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:12 pm

Dressler was gold in my class

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Re: Criminal Law.

Postby Snooker » Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:19 pm

I have been recommended LaFave. I have heard good things about Dressler, but my professor doesn't like it. I'm not sure if that means it might lead me astray.

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Re: Criminal Law.

Postby rbgrocio » Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:26 pm

Snooker wrote:I have been recommended LaFave. I have heard good things about Dressler, but my professor doesn't like it. I'm not sure if that means it might lead me astray.



My casebook is by LaFave, and let me tell you that the book sucks!!! It is sooo vague and unclear! The book sucks and the professor does too... I hope the supplement or hornbook does not.

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Re: Criminal Law.

Postby presh » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:31 am

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Re: Criminal Law.

Postby underdawg » Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:06 am

dressler is the tits. glannon for civpro is the tits. chemrinksy for conlaw is the tits.

those are the only tits supps out there so far IMO

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Re: Criminal Law.

Postby Grad_Student » Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:13 am

Q&A: Payment Systems by Tim Zinnecker is tits.

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Re: Criminal Law.

Postby seespotrun » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:41 pm

underdawg wrote:dressler is the tits. glannon for civpro is the tits. chemrinksy for conlaw is the tits.

those are the only tits supps out there so far IMO


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Re: Criminal Law.

Postby Esc » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:26 pm

Dressler is good, but remember to focus on the issues your professor talks about. Also remember that Dressler can be highly opinionated and rants angrily against certain things, IE transferred intent.

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Re: Criminal Law.

Postby underdawg » Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:48 am

i don't think that's opinionated, that stuff just doesn't make sense. also felony murder. but yeah if your prof thinks felony murder is tits, then be careful with that section in dressler. kinda obvious advice, even for tits supps

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Re: Criminal Law.

Postby Bosque » Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:17 am

underdawg wrote:dressler is the tits. glannon for civpro is the tits. chemrinksy for conlaw is the tits.

those are the only tits supps out there so far IMO


I like your list, but I would add the boat book for contracts. Frickin love that thing.

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Re: Criminal Law.

Postby vanwinkle » Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:33 am

Bosque wrote:
underdawg wrote:dressler is the tits. glannon for civpro is the tits. chemrinksy for conlaw is the tits.

those are the only tits supps out there so far IMO


I like your list, but I would add the boat book for contracts. Frickin love that thing.

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That book is A+ :mrgreen:

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Re: Criminal Law.

Postby RVP11 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:41 pm

rbgrocio wrote:Guys!!! I bought the Emanuel for Crim. Law. Any other good study aid out there. My professor said his job was to raise questions rather than tell us the law... so I'm on my own for this class. I need as many good sources of crim law as possible


Dressler = gold

E&E = meh, ambiguous in many places, has some major holes

Emanuel = pick up, place in trash can

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Re: Criminal Law.

Postby agibson6 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:22 pm

From general to more specific: Sum and Substance, Black Letter Outline, Understanding Crim law...Dressler really breaks it down. If Dressler ever publishes a lecture series to his casebook, there would be no point in making crim law anything but an internet class. Soo, big thumbs up from me.

I haven't looked at E&E or Emanuels, but if your casebook isn't Dressler, then you might ask your professor what he thinks about Dressler...if he likes him, 80% of your work is done for you.




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