Struggling in Torts

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clint4law
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Struggling in Torts

Postby clint4law » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:06 pm

I'm struggling in torts. My professor is super boring. Any "golden" supplements out there? Thanks guys.

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Re: Struggling in Torts

Postby dakatz » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:07 pm

Just grab the E&E

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Re: Struggling in Torts

Postby kalvano » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:15 pm

dakatz wrote:Just grab the E&E

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Re: Struggling in Torts

Postby BarbellDreams » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:30 pm

The E&E is pretty terrible IMO. Get Understanding Torts by Diamond, but honestly just read the casebook, torts likely is the easiest 1L class. Which casebook are you using?

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Re: Struggling in Torts

Postby Amy wineBerry » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:10 pm

E&E...only regret about it was that I didn't use it sooner. Also, "Acing Tort Law" was a quick and easy read/refresher the night before the exam.

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Re: Struggling in Torts

Postby TCScrutinizer » Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:28 pm

What casebook are you using, and how is your curriculum structured?

Torts is one of those classes that can be taught in completely different ways, despite the subject matter being fairly consistent.

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Re: Struggling in Torts

Postby Younger Abstention » Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:43 pm

If you happen to be using the Epstein casebook, the Glannon Guide to Torts (not the E&E) is a great supplement, as its keyed to that casebook.

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Re: Struggling in Torts

Postby traehekat » Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:03 pm

dakatz wrote:Just grab the E&E


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Younger Abstention wrote:If you happen to be using the Epstein casebook, the Glannon Guide to Torts (not the E&E) is a great supplement, as its keyed to that casebook.

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Re: Struggling in Torts

Postby lawschooliseasy » Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:11 pm

E&E

But honestly for torts just do the Berkeley practice tests like ten times and you'll ace the exam.

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Re: Struggling in Torts

Postby Kobe_Teeth » Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:35 pm

I liked the E&E for that class. I also found that practice tests in that class were a help. It was nice to see how it all fit together by just going through the motions.

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Re: Struggling in Torts

Postby dailygrind » Sat Mar 19, 2011 7:16 pm

The Forms and Functions of Tort Law, by Abraham. Short and oh so sweet.

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Postby APimpNamedSlickback » Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:38 am

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Re: Struggling in Torts

Postby Fast_Fingers » Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:06 pm

APimpNamedSlickback wrote:also, think creatively. dont be afraid to draw connections across doctrines. this is common law derived from the same basic principles. but still use good judgment.

torts is relatively easy. go through the e&e and take practice exams and you'll be fine. good luck.


Very true, but be careful, if you're using cases as reference points, to stick only intentional tort cases to intentional torts, and negligence to negligence. I'd also recommend gauging what the professor's pet peeves are in office hours (mine liked emphasizing procedural posture, for example).




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