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Bailarina08
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Advice on Books and Supplements

Postby Bailarina08 » Fri May 07, 2010 10:23 am

Can anyone tell me the West-Thomson books that might be most universally used/most universally useful? I'm going to be a 1L in the fall and someone has offered to get me a few books now. Any advice would be great! I'm thinking the Law Dictionary and the Pocket Law Dictionary, but other suggestions would be appreciated!

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Re: Advice on Books and Supplements

Postby 270910 » Fri May 07, 2010 11:23 am

Bailarina08 wrote:Can anyone tell me the West-Thomson books that might be most universally used/most universally useful? I'm going to be a 1L in the fall and someone has offered to get me a few books now. Any advice would be great! I'm thinking the Law Dictionary and the Pocket Law Dictionary, but other suggestions would be appreciated!


eh, none are really especially necessary. A lot of the reference stuff is so easy to pull up on wiki or via westlaw/lexis that a legal dictionary is sort of the height of unnecessary

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Re: Advice on Books and Supplements

Postby tbrewing » Fri May 07, 2010 12:54 pm

spend the time taking a speed reading course. it'll help in all of your classes.

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Re: Advice on Books and Supplements

Postby jp0094 » Fri May 07, 2010 1:17 pm

If you want to get ahead you need to spend this summer learning as much substantive law as possible.

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Re: Advice on Books and Supplements

Postby apper123 » Fri May 07, 2010 2:42 pm

memorize FRCP #1 and you'll be fine

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Re: Advice on Books and Supplements

Postby 270910 » Fri May 07, 2010 2:43 pm

apper123 wrote:memorize FRCP #1 and you'll be fine


How many forms of action are there again? fuck fuck fuck I bet this is going to be on the test...

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Re: Advice on Books and Supplements

Postby apper123 » Fri May 07, 2010 2:53 pm

I MEANT RULE 2 CRAP

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Re: Advice on Books and Supplements

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Fri May 07, 2010 3:15 pm

apper123 wrote:I MEANT RULE 2 CRAP

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169

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Re: Advice on Books and Supplements

Postby 270910 » Fri May 07, 2010 3:28 pm

mikeytwoshoes wrote:
apper123 wrote:I MEANT RULE 2 CRAP

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169


Dude, not even a solid GPA would get that meme into the T14. More like a 162. Good enough to know you did great compared to the population, bad enough that you realize how mediocre the population truly is.

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Re: Advice on Books and Supplements

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Fri May 07, 2010 3:30 pm

disco_barred wrote:
mikeytwoshoes wrote:
apper123 wrote:I MEANT RULE 2 CRAP

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169


Dude, not even a solid GPA would get that meme into the T14. More like a 162. Good enough to know you did great compared to the population, bad enough that you realize how mediocre the population truly is.

I was being civil because he's not a 0L.

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Re: Advice on Books and Supplements

Postby apper123 » Fri May 07, 2010 3:45 pm

disco_barred wrote:
mikeytwoshoes wrote:
apper123 wrote:I MEANT RULE 2 CRAP

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169


Dude, not even a solid GPA would get that meme into the T14. More like a 162. Good enough to know you did great compared to the population, bad enough that you realize how mediocre the population truly is.

lol i actually got a ~162

and i'm T14 bound next year

suckaaaas

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Re: Advice on Books and Supplements

Postby 270910 » Fri May 07, 2010 3:55 pm

apper123 wrote:
disco_barred wrote:
mikeytwoshoes wrote:
apper123 wrote:I MEANT RULE 2 CRAP

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169


Dude, not even a solid GPA would get that meme into the T14. More like a 162. Good enough to know you did great compared to the population, bad enough that you realize how mediocre the population truly is.

lol i actually got a ~162

and i'm T14 bound next year

suckaaaas


Epic :lol:

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Re: Advice on Books and Supplements

Postby thuggishruggishbone » Fri May 07, 2010 4:26 pm

If you know what casebook you will be using, check to see if there are case briefs tied to the casebook. High Court Case Summaries is a good case brief to use. Also, get yourself the Crunchtime series and Acing series for your class (they are quick reads and tell you the law that you will need to know on the exam). Lastly, get yourself a good commercial outline--Sum and Substance is very good (especially for contracts), Black Letter Law Outlines are good too.

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Re: Advice on Books and Supplements

Postby Netopalis » Sat May 08, 2010 3:08 am

I have a Black's Law Dictionary. It serves as a fantastic paperweight. Also handy as a doorstop!

Seriously, as far as reference books go, you'll be covered by what they have in the library.

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Re: Advice on Books and Supplements

Postby macattaq » Sat May 08, 2010 3:11 am

Erm...Google is your best friend. No, seriously.

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Re: Advice on Books and Supplements

Postby thuggishruggishbone » Sat May 08, 2010 12:29 pm

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These outlines are by lexis and are great to use for your first year exams.




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