Get new E & E or buy older one?

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ericng314
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Get new E & E or buy older one?

Postby ericng314 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:37 am

Hello,

My question is that I was planning to purchase the Criminal Law E & E. I already purchased the Dressler Understanding Criminal Law book, but I'm purchasing the E & E mainly for the questions components. I noticed that Amazon has a new edition for the book - released in Jan 2010.

Fifth edition (new one) - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/073558 ... 1270929441
/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&qid=1270929441&sr=8-2&seller=

Fourth edition (older one) - http://www.amazon.com/Criminal-Law-Exam ... 045&sr=1-1

Do you suggest I get the newer one or the older one? Is there a big difference?

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Cavalier
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Re: Get new E & E or buy older one?

Postby Cavalier » Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:25 am

I didn't pay much attention in criminal law, but I don't there have been any major changes since 2007, so I would get the old one.

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Re: Get new E & E or buy older one?

Postby GrapeApe » Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:11 pm

Get the older ones. I actually compared some of the new editions to the older editions, and virtually NOTHING has changed, other than the fact that they slapped a new cover on the thing.

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Re: Get new E & E or buy older one?

Postby pany1985 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:12 pm

I thought the Dressler book was great and didn't need anything else... so I'd advise you to take the cheaper option.

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General Tso
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Re: Get new E & E or buy older one?

Postby General Tso » Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:12 pm

old one

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Re: Get new E & E or buy older one?

Postby dakatz » Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:16 pm

How about for the Torts one? My friend is graduating and wants to get rid of his old books. He has the 2nd edition, and was willing to give it to me for like 5 bucks. Worth it? Or should I wait and just get the newest one right before school starts?

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Re: Get new E & E or buy older one?

Postby General Tso » Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:24 pm

dakatz wrote:How about for the Torts one? My friend is graduating and wants to get rid of his old books. He has the 2nd edition, and was willing to give it to me for like 5 bucks. Worth it? Or should I wait and just get the newest one right before school starts?


yes worth it. although most people think the E & E for Torts is kinda weak. I haven't used it yet, but plan to in the next week or so.




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