Policy Focused Property Course

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Eruannon
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Policy Focused Property Course

Postby Eruannon » Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:13 pm

I am taking property this semester and we are using the Dukeminier book. In addition to this, the professor seems to focus a lot on policy questions during lecture. Can anyone recommend a good supplement/hornbook for a policy oriented property course?

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Re: Policy Focused Property Course

Postby zeth006 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:35 pm

Eruannon wrote:I am taking property this semester and we are using the Dukeminier book. In addition to this, the professor seems to focus a lot on policy questions during lecture. Can anyone recommend a good supplement/hornbook for a policy oriented property course?


Try seeing the prof's older exams to see whether he his policy orientation is really that important.

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Re: Policy Focused Property Course

Postby patrickd139 » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:04 am

zeth006 wrote:
Eruannon wrote:I am taking property this semester and we are using the Dukeminier book. In addition to this, the professor seems to focus a lot on policy questions during lecture. Can anyone recommend a good supplement/hornbook for a policy oriented property course?


Try seeing the prof's older exams to see whether he his policy orientation is really that important.

This. My professor (who co-authored our textbook, also policy-heavy, though not Dukeminier-style) focused a lot on policy during lectures, told us it was on the exam, and then failed to put one even tangentally-related policy question on the final.

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Re: Policy Focused Property Course

Postby A'nold » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:34 am

These responses are credited. My professor was all policy, all the time, but tested black letter and application. I threw in a lot of policy for good measure, but I know one student that got the highest grade in the class that I'm almost certain did not use policy the way I did.

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Re: Policy Focused Property Course

Postby zeth006 » Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:12 am

A'nold wrote:These responses are credited. My professor was all policy, all the time, but tested black letter and application. I threw in a lot of policy for good measure, but I know one student that got the highest grade in the class that I'm almost certain did not use policy the way I did.


That's what's biting at me. So tempted to look at my Crim prof's and K prof's exams as both keep stressing what sounds to me like policy. I'm 80% sure the crim prof's going to bust out at least 1/2 BLL and I'm told the k prof tends to mix/match.

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Re: Policy Focused Property Course

Postby solidsnake » Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:13 pm

just know policy and bll. that way, whatever comes up, you will be ready. Don't try and game anything -- just learn everything. Start by reading your prof's LR articles, and then the articles that influenced those articles. Ask your profs what, if any, supps they recommend. 1L is all about taking in as much material as possible, synthesizing it all, and spitting it out as appropriate on the exam. It's easy. Now go.

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Re: Policy Focused Property Course

Postby 270910 » Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:16 pm

Legal rules are nothing but policy writ specific. Never forget that.

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Re: Policy Focused Property Course

Postby A'nold » Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:21 pm

disco_barred wrote:Legal rules are nothing but policy writ specific. Never forget that.


Hey, us dumbs don't need to hear wisdom from the all mighty disco. Let us fester in our tttness o.k.? We must think in black and white! 8)

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Re: Policy Focused Property Course

Postby 270910 » Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:48 pm

A'nold wrote:
disco_barred wrote:Legal rules are nothing but policy writ specific. Never forget that.


Hey, us dumbs don't need to hear wisdom from the all mighty disco. Let us fester in our tttness o.k.? We must think in black and white! 8)


d00d, wentworth miller said it, not me :P I make my living repeating things other people have said better than I and hoping nobody notices.




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