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Best CrimLaw Study Guide

Postby scoobyman » Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:47 pm

Does anyone have an opinion on the best Crim study guide? Has anyone checked out Understanding Criminal Law?

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Re: Best CrimLaw Study Guide

Postby ryguy » Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:50 pm

scoobyman wrote:Does anyone have an opinion on the best Crim study guide? Has anyone checked out Understanding Criminal Law?

Not yet, but it's on my to do list.

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Re: Best CrimLaw Study Guide

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Re: Best CrimLaw Study Guide

Postby 98234872348 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:53 pm

Dressler and La Fave worked well for me - I thought the E&E was substandard, but the questions were somewhat helpful for practice. Crunchtime is okay. Cali Lessons were pretty good. That's all I know.

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Re: Best CrimLaw Study Guide

Postby underdawg » Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:38 pm

dressler

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Re: Best CrimLaw Study Guide

Postby patrickd139 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:46 pm

underdawg wrote:dressler

This. Understanding Criminal Law is my only shot at passing crim law this semester.

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Re: Best CrimLaw Study Guide

Postby Renzo » Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:48 pm

I have no other crim supplements to compare it to, but that's because the Understanding Crim is so good I haven't looked at another

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Re: Best CrimLaw Study Guide

Postby lostmymojo » Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:22 am

Another vote for the understanding series.

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Re: Best CrimLaw Study Guide

Postby Thirteen » Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:40 am

underdawg wrote:dressler

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Re: Best CrimLaw Study Guide

Postby Danteshek » Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:34 am

Learning Criminal Law Through Advocacy Argument, by John Delaney.

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Re: Best CrimLaw Study Guide

Postby sayan » Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:43 am

Danteshek wrote:Learning Criminal Law Through Advocacy Argument, by John Delaney.


i heard about that one, but nobody ever mentions it on here. can you compare it to dressler?

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Re: Best CrimLaw Study Guide

Postby Danteshek » Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:06 pm

sayan wrote:
Danteshek wrote:Learning Criminal Law Through Advocacy Argument, by John Delaney.


i heard about that one, but nobody ever mentions it on here. can you compare it to dressler?


Sure. Dressler will tell you what the law is in detail. Delaney will tell you what the elements are of each crime, and show you how to apply the elements to the fact patterns (basically what you need to get a good grade). You should get both books and work primarily from the Delaney. Do the Delaney chapter in addition to your regular reading as you cover each topic in the class. Then refer to Dressler when you want further detail on any particular doctrine.

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Re: Best CrimLaw Study Guide

Postby sayan » Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:32 pm

Danteshek wrote:
sayan wrote:
Danteshek wrote:Learning Criminal Law Through Advocacy Argument, by John Delaney.


i heard about that one, but nobody ever mentions it on here. can you compare it to dressler?


Sure. Dressler will tell you what the law is in detail. Delaney will tell you what the elements are of each crime, and show you how to apply the elements to the fact patterns (basically what you need to get a good grade). You should get both books and work primarily from the Delaney. Do the Delaney chapter in addition to your regular reading as you cover each topic in the class. Then refer to Dressler when you want further detail on any particular doctrine.


Great answer. Thanks!

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Re: Best CrimLaw Study Guide

Postby Me-a Culpa » Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:19 pm

Danteshek wrote:
sayan wrote:
Danteshek wrote:Learning Criminal Law Through Advocacy Argument, by John Delaney.


i heard about that one, but nobody ever mentions it on here. can you compare it to dressler?


Sure. Dressler will tell you what the law is in detail. Delaney will tell you what the elements are of each crime, and show you how to apply the elements to the fact patterns (basically what you need to get a good grade). You should get both books and work primarily from the Delaney. Do the Delaney chapter in addition to your regular reading as you cover each topic in the class. Then refer to Dressler when you want further detail on any particular doctrine.


It's not available at Amazon, other than a 3rd party seller, so I went to his site, and he has two other books - "How To Do Your Best On Law School Exams" and "Learning Legal Reasoning". Since the Crim law is $40 w/ shipping and the set of three is $99 shipping included, I figured I'd get all three. Any experience with the other two?

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Re: Best CrimLaw Study Guide

Postby Danteshek » Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:54 pm

I have the exams one but never used it. Some people say it's a good read for the summer before law school to get a sense for how to write exams. I got lucky and had a contracts professor who did a great job of explaining the various forms of legal reasoning and when to use each one. Maybe you should wait until after your first set of exams to see if you need extra help on basic reasoning/exam writing concepts. Many people learn it naturally without resorting to books on exam writing/legal reasoning.

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Re: Best CrimLaw Study Guide

Postby Me-a Culpa » Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:54 pm

Thanks, I have "Getting to Maybe" and was thinking about LEEWS, so it's probably not necessary. I just figured what the hell since it's only a few bucks more after shipping.

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Re: Best CrimLaw Study Guide

Postby patrickd139 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:58 pm

Me-a Culpa wrote:Thanks, I have "Getting to Maybe" and was thinking about LEEWS, so it's probably not necessary. I just figured what the hell since it's only a few bucks more after shipping.

Obligatory 'don't read [strike]crim law[/strike] supplements before you start law school' comment.

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Re: Best CrimLaw Study Guide

Postby Me-a Culpa » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:25 pm

patrickd139 wrote:
Me-a Culpa wrote:Thanks, I have "Getting to Maybe" and was thinking about LEEWS, so it's probably not necessary. I just figured what the hell since it's only a few bucks more after shipping.

Obligatory 'don't read [strike]crim law[/strike] supplements before you start law school' comment.


Wonderful! Thanks for the advice, I'm not sure I've read that anywhere....

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Re: Best CrimLaw Study Guide

Postby Danteshek » Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:52 am

Agreed. Do not read any substantive supplements before school starts.

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Re: Best CrimLaw Study Guide

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