SwollenMonkey wrote:So how are you guys handling the reading.
I will brief cases for sure.
For now, I'm looking at reading the an EE, then a hornbook, and finally the casebook.
What are some of your approaches to the reading?
I want to go from a basic to complex understanding of a concept.
Also, what about legal dictionaries? I don't want to lug Black's Law Dictionary around campus. Anyone have alternatives to Black's?
I had a pre-class with a professor who basically gave all the advice that everyone on here gives... I just put it in bullet format to tape to my wall for use when reading cases. I'm not going to brief them unless the professor asks us to. I'll just write in the margins so I can find the important stuff for class. Like Talon says. viewtopic.php?f=22&t=123699
As for order of reading... I haven't even bought any supplements yet. I'm not going to for any particular class until it's clear I'm at a disadvantage for not (eg. the book expects me to know things that I'll be taught in a course next semester)... or until the professor recommends one in his syllabus, which one has done already. I had class with these girls who read the cases but didn't even try to understand on their own... always just googled it. Bad to not try first.
Black's: Buy the iphone version. http://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/2009/ ... phone.html. Or just do what I've been doing... type it into google and skim the results. ...I'll probably get a dictionary too.