Emanuel or Gilbert Outline for Torts?

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Emanuel or Gilbert Outline for Torts?

Postby chicagolaw2013 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:24 pm

Have heard that Emanuel is the way to go for Contracts and Civ Pro, but have heard arguments on both the Emanuel and Gilbert side of things for Torts. What's worked out best for you folks?

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Re: Emanuel or Gilbert Outline for Torts?

Postby 270910 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:22 pm

Whichever one works best with your professor's style, casebok, and syllabus. (And it might be neither Emanuel nor Gilbert). Buying supplements blind is rarely TCR.

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Re: Emanuel or Gilbert Outline for Torts?

Postby chicagolaw2013 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:29 pm

disco_barred wrote:Whichever one works best with your professor's style, casebok, and syllabus. (And it might be neither Emanuel nor Gilbert). Buying supplements blind is rarely TCR.


Good to know. I'll hold off. Thanks, dude.

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Re: Emanuel or Gilbert Outline for Torts?

Postby jayn3 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:30 pm

disco_barred wrote:Whichever one works best with your professor's style, casebok, and syllabus. (And it might be neither Emanuel nor Gilbert). Buying supplements blind is rarely TCR.

i'm assuming profs won't necessarily recommend a particular supplement. if this is the case, what's the best way to figure it out? kindly 2Ls?

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Re: Emanuel or Gilbert Outline for Torts?

Postby Other25BeforeYou » Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:36 pm

jayn3 wrote:
disco_barred wrote:Whichever one works best with your professor's style, casebok, and syllabus. (And it might be neither Emanuel nor Gilbert). Buying supplements blind is rarely TCR.

i'm assuming profs won't necessarily recommend a particular supplement. if this is the case, what's the best way to figure it out? kindly 2Ls?

Probably, but most likely 2Ls who had the same professor will have differing opinions. It depends on the professor and their course, but it also depends on how the particular student using the supplement best learns material.

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Re: Emanuel or Gilbert Outline for Torts?

Postby Aeroplane » Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:43 pm

jayn3 wrote:
disco_barred wrote:Whichever one works best with your professor's style, casebok, and syllabus. (And it might be neither Emanuel nor Gilbert). Buying supplements blind is rarely TCR.

i'm assuming profs won't necessarily recommend a particular supplement. if this is the case, what's the best way to figure it out? kindly 2Ls?
Wait until at least October, then go to the bookstore and flip through what's there and see what seems most "like" your professor's style.

Honestly though, buying a commercial outline for torts seems pretty silly to me. There's just not much to learn in that subject. Negligence: duty, breach, cause (in-fact & proximate), harm. Intentional torts are pretty easy. Product liability is a small separate thing I guess. And there's some different ways to assign damages. The end.

Granted, I'm biased against commercial outlines generally, but I think they're especially useless in torts.

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Re: Emanuel or Gilbert Outline for Torts?

Postby BeautifulSW » Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:22 pm

Gilbert's was written on papyrus (in Aramaic) when I was in law school but I'll bet that what was true then is still true. Think hard before you buy ANY of these course outlines. Think even harder before you buy any hornbooks. You probably don't need them.

Through the progress of your course, your professor will assign the readings in the text that s/he wants to emphasize. By reading the assigned materials and preparing for and attending the class sessions, you will gradually create your OWN tailored course outline and in doing so commit far more of the arcane detail to memory than you can ever do by using someone else's standardized outline.

Besides, the amount of reading actually assigned to a 1L is already daunting. Just reading the casebook assignments will make your vision blurry. You really don't NEED yet more reading; what you will need is time to digest what's being taught.

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Re: Emanuel or Gilbert Outline for Torts?

Postby 98234872348 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:24 pm

Neither?

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Re: Emanuel or Gilbert Outline for Torts?

Postby chicagolaw2013 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:18 pm

I ended up just getting the E&E...my professor actually recommended it in his syllabus. Figuring that will prove the most useful if the dude is recommending it for his own class.

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Re: Emanuel or Gilbert Outline for Torts?

Postby 98234872348 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:31 pm

chicagolaw2013 wrote:I ended up just getting the E&E...my professor actually recommended it in his syllabus. Figuring that will prove the most useful if the dude is recommending it for his own class.

I would also recommend checking out (read: not buying) some of the hornbooks when you get a chance, I thought Dobbs was good, Prosser was great but is a bit antiquated for some aspects of the law.




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