Hornbooks for 1L?

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Hornbooks for 1L?

Postby goldeneagle » Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:23 pm

Title is pretty self explanatory.

Should I (a 1L) buy hornbooks? If so, when? Additionally which hornbooks are seen as "best" for each 1L subject?


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Re: Hornbooks for 1L?

Postby hawkeye22 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:27 pm

Yes you should probably buy supplements of some sort. Use the search function.

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Re: Hornbooks for 1L?

Postby Naked Dude » Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:57 pm


It can be difficult because there's no one place where every single thing you need to know is collected/summarized/indexed, but that's the nature of a message board. I think the general wisdom w/r/t supplements is to ask yourself a few basic questions. I should provide a disclaimer that I am just beginning 1L as well, but I don't claim this as my own knowledge, I'm paraphrasing what I can remember (1) Has your professor written a supplement? If so, always get it (2) Has your casebook author written a supplement (e.g.-Dressler wrote a Criminal Law supplement in addition to the casebook) (3) Are there any supplements keyed to your casebook? (4) Does your professor recommend any supplements--in reading my syllabi I notice some recommend a certain hornbook. (5) If none of the above, ask your professor or a former student of theirs. (6) If you feel like you need more supplements, ask, search TLS, Google. I get the impression from some people that supplements are not as important for Torts and maybe Contracts, but I don't know firsthand.

Questions 1-4 do not apply for my Contracts course, so I might just ask around

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