Decided to totally stop reading the Kadish Crim Law casebook

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ogurty
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Decided to totally stop reading the Kadish Crim Law casebook

Postby ogurty » Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:17 pm

Anyone else using this book? It's tons of policy with little practicality. My professor teaches in the exact same order and method as the Dressler Understanding Criminal Law supplement. The closed-book final has been described to me as "racehorse issue-spotter".

Anyone think of a good reason I should keep reading my casebook?

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Re: Decided to totally stop reading the Kadish Crim Law casebook

Postby Amy wineBerry » Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:54 pm

The only reason I'm still reading my crim law book is because it has the most interesting cases. Other than that, I'm not putting too much stock in them. She could give two clucks about case names and distinguishing cases from fact patterns. I'm sticking to what she goes over in class and how it parallels with Dressler's Understanding Crim Law

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Re: Decided to totally stop reading the Kadish Crim Law casebook

Postby IAFG » Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:31 pm

Does your final include a policy question?

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Re: Decided to totally stop reading the Kadish Crim Law casebook

Postby Amy wineBerry » Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:50 pm

IAFG wrote:Does your final include a policy question?


Mine will...but that's why I make it a point to attend class...she stresses policy in her lectures.

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Re: Decided to totally stop reading the Kadish Crim Law casebook

Postby ogurty » Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:18 pm

IAFG wrote:Does your final include a policy question?


Nope! there's a multiple choice component, which (past exams show) touches briefly on certain policy issues. But it's multiple choice, so I really doubt it can delve deeper into policy than Dressler does.




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