Best hornbooks for Property, Contracts, and Civ. Pro?

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Best hornbooks for Property, Contracts, and Civ. Pro?

Postby BCLS » Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:48 pm

Hi Everyone,


I recently bought the Prosser for Torts and I'm wondering what other hornbooks are recommended for the above classes. I have the E&E's, Gilberts property outline, and Chirlstein for contracts. Thanks a ton.

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Re: Best hornbooks for Property, Contracts, and Civ. Pro?

Postby Grizz » Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:49 pm

Better to ask the 2Ls who go to your school. The only hard and fast rule is to use the hornbook your teacher wrote if he/she did in fact write one.

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Re: Best hornbooks for Property, Contracts, and Civ. Pro?

Postby TCScrutinizer » Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:31 pm

The best thing you can do is ask your teachers what they recommend for their class. There are a lot of mediocre hornbooks out there, and some that actually include factual errors regarding the law.

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Re: Best hornbooks for Property, Contracts, and Civ. Pro?

Postby BCLS » Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:39 pm

Sounds great I'll hold off on the other hornbooks until I talk to them. Prosser should be pretty universal though right?

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Re: Best hornbooks for Property, Contracts, and Civ. Pro?

Postby TCScrutinizer » Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:11 pm

BCLS wrote:Sounds great I'll hold off on the other hornbooks until I talk to them. Prosser should be pretty universal though right?


Yeah. Prosser has been the standby for Torts forever. I'd wait on the others for sure, though. Different strokes. Not all courses are taught with the same pedagogical sequence in mind.

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Re: Best hornbooks for Property, Contracts, and Civ. Pro?

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Re: Best hornbooks for Property, Contracts, and Civ. Pro?

Postby Grizz » Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:23 pm

TCScrutinizer wrote:The best thing you can do is ask your teachers what they recommend for their class. There are a lot of mediocre hornbooks out there, and some that actually include factual errors regarding the law.


Some of my professors hinted that they would prefer students not use supplements, but the 2Ls I talked to said to use them. Then again my Ks prof. recommended the hornbook she likes. So yeah, ask around.

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Re: Best hornbooks for Property, Contracts, and Civ. Pro?

Postby BCLS » Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:56 pm

Thanks for the help friends. I only didn't ask about con law since I have that next semester. I'll google my professors and see if they have any hornbooks.

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Re: Best hornbooks for Property, Contracts, and Civ. Pro?

Postby tram988 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:03 pm

So is chemer on con law considered a hornbook?

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Re: Best hornbooks for Property, Contracts, and Civ. Pro?

Postby DeSimone » Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:58 pm

Chirelstein for Contracts is brief and on point.

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Re: Best hornbooks for Property, Contracts, and Civ. Pro?

Postby tram988 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:48 pm

DeSimone wrote:Chirelstein for Contracts is brief and on point.

Is Chirelstein on contracts considered a hornbook?

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Re: Best hornbooks for Property, Contracts, and Civ. Pro?

Postby DeSimone » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:53 pm

tram988 wrote:
DeSimone wrote:Chirelstein for Contracts is brief and on point.

Is Chirelstein on contracts considered a hornbook?

The term is used pretty loosely from what I understand. Chirelstein is one of many commercial outlines.

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Re: Best hornbooks for Property, Contracts, and Civ. Pro?

Postby BCLS » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:01 pm

DeSimone wrote:
tram988 wrote:
DeSimone wrote:Chirelstein for Contracts is brief and on point.

Is Chirelstein on contracts considered a hornbook?

The term is used pretty loosely from what I understand. Chirelstein is one of many commercial outlines.

Oh ok I see! Thanks again for the help.

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Re: Best hornbooks for Property, Contracts, and Civ. Pro?

Postby Duralex » Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:42 am

Freer on civ pro, for me.




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