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Eco
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Con law supplements...

Postby Eco » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:08 am

Hey, just a quick Q, I have the Chemerisnky supplement, its great, read through most of it. I'm just wondering, is there any supplement that is less dense that you would recommended? One that would be good to use in addition to Chemerisnky in the leadup to the exams?

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Re: Con law supplements...

Postby somewhatwayward » Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:48 am

i don't know, but did you really read most of chemerinsky? that thing is almost bigger than my 1800-page casebook.

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Paichka
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Re: Con law supplements...

Postby Paichka » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:38 am

All you need is Chemerinsky. All other supplements pale in comparison.

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Re: Con law supplements...

Postby Amy wineBerry » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:33 pm

If you want to quickly go through topics, I'm finding the E&E to not be all that terrible. But if you read Chemerinsky like that, another supplement may be unnecessary.

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Re: Con law supplements...

Postby Eco » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:24 pm

Well our course only covers about the first 450-500 pages of what is covered under the Chemerisnky supplement. Definitely haven't read all of it, will probably be useful for Con Law II. I'm like at page 350 so.

Is the E & E any good? It didn't seem to cover anything we're covering in our Con Law I course. We're not really on individual rights etc... we're more on justiciability and the commerce clause etc...

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Re: Con law supplements...

Postby Amy wineBerry » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:40 am

Eco wrote:Well our course only covers about the first 450-500 pages of what is covered under the Chemerisnky supplement. Definitely haven't read all of it, will probably be useful for Con Law II. I'm like at page 350 so.

Is the E & E any good? It didn't seem to cover anything we're covering in our Con Law I course. We're not really on individual rights etc... we're more on justiciability and the commerce clause etc...


Then you'll want this one. http://www.amazon.com/Examples-Explanat ... 535&sr=1-1

I don't find the examples and explanations all that useful, but I do read through them. Some reference cases covered in the casebook. Overall, I'm finding the supplement is condensing the main principles pretty well. The chapters include: judicial review, congressional limits to supreme court jurisdiction, justiciability, limitations on judicial review of state laws, powers of the national government (commerce clause), the supremacy clause, separations of powers, dormant commerce clause, privileges and immunities.

Also, a friend has the Emanuel commercial outline. It's pretty helpful as well. http://www.amazon.com/Emanuel-Law-Outli ... 029&sr=1-1

Nothing beats the breadth of explanation provided by the Chemerinsky supplement, though.

Oh, I'm using the Sullivan casebook by the way. Which casebook are you using? The con law sections at my school are have either Sullivan or Chemerinsky, and the supplements are pretty much spot all. But, I mean, it's con law. How much variation could there really be, other than the amount of attention given to certain topics or that some professors are touching on individual rights?




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