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Supplements for the following torts/con law casebooks

Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:13 pm
by chicoalto0649
For con law the casebook is Leading Cases in Constitutional Law, Choper, Fallon, Kamisar & Shiffrin

For torts were assigned 2 books:

1. M.A. Franklin, R.L. Rabin, & M.D. Green, Tort Law and Alternatives (2006)

2. J.L. Diamond, L.C. Levine, & A. Bernstein, Understanding Torts (2010)


Any suggestions for civ pro even though we haven't been assigned our casebook.

Re: Supplements for the following torts/con law casebooks

Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:39 pm
by beach_terror
Unless your torts teacher smokes crack, the torts E&E. Same for Civ Pro (but if you get the Freer book, his hornbook is win).

Re: Supplements for the following torts/con law casebooks

Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:48 pm
by chicoalto0649
beach_terror wrote:Unless your torts teacher smokes crack, the torts E&E. Same for Civ Pro (but if you get the Freer book, his hornbook is win).


naw shes not a doper. her CV is 34 pages long :shock:

Re: Supplements for the following torts/con law casebooks

Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:54 pm
by mikeytwoshoes
chicoalto0649 wrote:
beach_terror wrote:Unless your torts teacher smokes crack, the torts E&E. Same for Civ Pro (but if you get the Freer book, his hornbook is win).


naw shes not a doper. her CV is 34 pages long :shock:

What about a thirty-four page CV suggests your prof doesn't smoke crack?

Re: Supplements for the following torts/con law casebooks

Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:56 pm
by chicoalto0649
mikeytwoshoes wrote:
chicoalto0649 wrote:
beach_terror wrote:Unless your torts teacher smokes crack, the torts E&E. Same for Civ Pro (but if you get the Freer book, his hornbook is win).


naw shes not a doper. her CV is 34 pages long :shock:

What about a thirty-four page CV suggests your prof doesn't smoke crack?


can crackheads even count to 34?

Re: Supplements for the following torts/con law casebooks

Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:58 pm
by Teoeo
the Chemerinsky treatise is accepted as the best con law supplement. I've heard Emanuels is good also.

Re: Supplements for the following torts/con law casebooks

Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:40 pm
by traehekat
torts e&e is great. i hear chemerinsky is practically necessary for con law.

Re: Supplements for the following torts/con law casebooks

Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:16 pm
by Amy wineBerry
I had the same casebook for torts first semester. Get the torts E&E for sure. That and Understanding Torts should get you through. Start working on the E&E early and revisit the sections often.

Re: Supplements for the following torts/con law casebooks

Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:02 pm
by mikeytwoshoes
chicoalto0649 wrote:
mikeytwoshoes wrote:
chicoalto0649 wrote:
beach_terror wrote:Unless your torts teacher smokes crack, the torts E&E. Same for Civ Pro (but if you get the Freer book, his hornbook is win).


naw shes not a doper. her CV is 34 pages long :shock:

What about a thirty-four page CV suggests your prof doesn't smoke crack?


can crackheads even count to 34?

She could have been successful before turning to crack.

Re: Supplements for the following torts/con law casebooks

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:27 pm
by placencia
Just to help a little, the Gilbert's for Torts was written by the same authors as the Torts book you're using. Sort of.

The main author of the Gilbert's is Cardi, and Green doesn't really do much for the book because he spends his time on the textbook and the Restatements, among other things. But Cardi is a former pupil of Green, and they are best friends.

I used the E & E, for what it's worth, but just because I don't particularly like the style of the Gilbert's book. Also, Green was my prof. So if you are looking for a little closer insight into how the authors think, you may consider Gilbert's.

(just in case you're wondering, Franklin was the original author of both which is why he keeps his name first)

Re: Supplements for the following torts/con law casebooks

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:40 pm
by PirateCap'n
placencia wrote:Just to help a little, the Gilbert's for Torts was written by the same authors as the Torts book you're using. Sort of.

The main author of the Gilbert's is Cardi, and Green doesn't really do much for the book because he spends his time on the textbook and the Restatements, among other things. But Cardi is a former pupil of Green, and they are best friends.

I used the E & E, for what it's worth, but just because I don't particularly like the style of the Gilbert's book. Also, Green was my prof. So if you are looking for a little closer insight into how the authors think, you may consider Gilbert's.

(just in case you're wondering, Franklin was the original author of both which is why he keeps his name first)


Agreed. I had Cardi and though that Gilbert's was pretty good. Didn't particularly care for some aspects of the book, but it was pretty effective overall. I liked it significantly more than the E&E FWIW. I thought the E&E spent too much time rambling and not enough time explaining things succinctly, but that's just my personal opinion.