3rd or 4th edition of Chemerinsky's treatise on Con Law

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onthecusp
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3rd or 4th edition of Chemerinsky's treatise on Con Law

Postby onthecusp » Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:55 pm

Wondering if there is any significant difference between the two editions, other than the 48.00 difference in price between the two on Amazon. The advertised updates of the fourth edition don't seem great enough to justify the expense.

3rd edition - 9.00 used
4th edition 57.00 used

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Re: 3rd or 4th edition of Chemerinsky's treatise on Con Law

Postby typ3 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:26 am

onthecusp wrote:Wondering if there is any significant difference between the two editions, other than the 48.00 difference in price between the two on Amazon. The advertised updates of the fourth edition don't seem great enough to justify the expense.

3rd edition - 9.00 used
4th edition 57.00 used


Slightly updated case law. Nothing grade breaking. I would always opt for the most recent version, but it's not going to make a huge difference. Splitting hairs really.

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Re: 3rd or 4th edition of Chemerinsky's treatise on Con Law

Postby roofles » Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:53 am

I'm guessing your prof isn't obsessing over buying the new version, why should you? If they present a different view in class, use that for the exam. If you have a question about a borderline difference just email them imo.

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Re: 3rd or 4th edition of Chemerinsky's treatise on Con Law

Postby zeth006 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:49 pm

roofles wrote:I'm guessing your prof isn't obsessing over buying the new version, why should you? If they present a different view in class, use that for the exam. If you have a question about a borderline difference just email them imo.


I don't think the professor cares about whether his students are buying the most recent supplement...

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Re: 3rd or 4th edition of Chemerinsky's treatise on Con Law

Postby barrydukakis » Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:46 pm

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Re: 3rd or 4th edition of Chemerinsky's treatise on Con Law

Postby HWS08 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:17 am

Bumping because I am looking at getting this book for Con Law next semester. Now that the 4th edition has been out for a little longer I thought more people might have had an opportunity to compare them and formulate opinions on whether it is worth paying the extra $$ for the newer edition. Thanks!

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Re: 3rd or 4th edition of Chemerinsky's treatise on Con Law

Postby I.P. Daly » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:29 pm

HWS08 wrote:Bumping because I am looking at getting this book for Con Law next semester. Now that the 4th edition has been out for a little longer I thought more people might have had an opportunity to compare them and formulate opinions on whether it is worth paying the extra $$ for the newer edition. Thanks!


Last semester, my Con Law class covered multiple cases not cited in the older edition. However, the vast majority of the subject matter has not changed.

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Re: 3rd or 4th edition of Chemerinsky's treatise on Con Law

Postby Army2Law » Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:53 am

Most recent edition has more of the executive power stuff and the GWOT Detainee line of cases. I think maybe some newer commerce clause stuff, too. I bought the 3rd edition originally and ended up buying the 4th because there was a gap for my class. Do with that as you will.




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