Naked Dude wrote:Shit now I might actually try to get some E&E's to avoid feeling guilty. I draw the line at hornbooks though. Come on.
Speaking of which, has anyone had any experience with those "nutshell" books? My aunt has suggested that I read the Contracts one to get some background. But with all the other pleasure reading I have planned, I think I'll be lucky to finish LEEWS and GTM. See. This is what law school does to you, I'm sure. Truth be told, I don't give a flying fuck. No wait, I do, I really really do. It sounds absurd to me to read hornbooks and E&E's over the summer. I've crossed the rubicon though-I've begun reading the 0L worrying about preparation. I'm looking at what everyone else is doing and comparing myself to them and feeling guilty. And I don't know if it's logic or laziness telling me that I'll be more than fine with LEEWS and GTM. I feel I've discovered some sort of law student reality distortion field. Oh god make it stop...I can feel myself...becoming...type a...
Believe it or not, but the teachers teach you what you need to know in law school
. Teaching it to yourself 3 months before isn't going to put you at any advantage. Learn how to take LS exams and write LS answers, that's far more important. Otherwise chill out and enjoy your freedom.
Unfortunately the bold is not always true. Many professors, and most all of mine, did in fact teach the law in a way that was decipherable, but some are known to teach very abstractly and then test on the black letter law. In those situations, get an old student's (that did well in the class) outline. Those are going to be far more helpful than any hornbook or E&E because the professor will have covered, generally, the same topics from year to year.
Having said that, don't read that kind of stuff before you are in law school or before you are at least most of the way through your class, it is a waste of time that early on.