Farnsworth or or Perillo for Contracts Hornbook?

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Farnsworth or or Perillo for Contracts Hornbook?

Postby Naked Dude » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:42 pm

Professor has no recommendation that I can ascertain, I have Dawson's casebook.

As a general rule, is it better to get a hornbook written by your casebook author even if it's not considered the "best" one?

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Re: Farnsworth or or Perillo for Contracts Hornbook?

Postby vamedic03 » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:50 pm

Naked Dude wrote:Professor has no recommendation that I can ascertain, I have Dawson's casebook.

As a general rule, is it better to get a hornbook written by your casebook author even if it's not considered the "best" one?


It's better to not buy a hornbook unless you determine that you absolutely need one. If you do, try starting with something light like Chirelstein.

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Re: Farnsworth or or Perillo for Contracts Hornbook?

Postby beach_terror » Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:45 pm

Chirelstein sucked, get Acing Contracts. I recommend starting with a light supp as well, plus your library probably has Farnsworth on reserve anyway.

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Re: Farnsworth or or Perillo for Contracts Hornbook?

Postby Naked Dude » Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:07 pm

vamedic03 wrote:
Naked Dude wrote:Professor has no recommendation that I can ascertain, I have Dawson's casebook.

As a general rule, is it better to get a hornbook written by your casebook author even if it's not considered the "best" one?


It's better to not buy a hornbook unless you determine that you absolutely need one. If you do, try starting with something light like Chirelstein.


Yeah so far it doesn't seem too bad (knocking on wood). I'll probably just get Chirelstein and borrow the E&E but I was just wondering.

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Re: Farnsworth or or Perillo for Contracts Hornbook?

Postby smokyroom26 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:39 am

I loved Perillo. Convinced it is the reason I did well in the class. My prof was heavy on economic analysis.

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Re: Farnsworth or or Perillo for Contracts Hornbook?

Postby TTH » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:48 am

I cannot imagine any reason why a law student would want to buy an honest-to-god hornbook.

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Re: Farnsworth or or Perillo for Contracts Hornbook?

Postby Naked Dude » Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:50 am

TTH wrote:I cannot imagine any reason why a law student would want to buy an honest-to-god hornbook.


well to state the obvious I want to maximize my chances of doing well. I'm told by most IRL people that hornbooks are not needed unless you are lost (i.e. probably a good idea for Civil Procedure, usually not necessary for something more straightforward like Torts), but was just asking.

I probably won't *buy* as in spend actual money on one (library ftw), but in terms of actually *using* a hornbook. I already have Freer and Dressler for other classes and most of the E&Es. My Contracts professor is actually really good, so I might not need it. I'll check it out for myself, but if there is little utility to it for it maybe not.

A lot of it is just my compulsion for a single one size fits all answer. I look at advice threads of people who did really well, and one person recommends buying a hornbook and E&E for every single class, while other people say just the E&E and maybe another minor non-hornbook supplement suffice. It's me trying to minimize regret-I'd rather regret spending so much time on hornbooks after doing well than the obverse. But then I have a finite amount of time and I'll go crazy giving myself extra work. Some TLS threads have caused me to doubt my work ethic despite, for example, reading and understanding mostly everything in Torts without outside material. I guess I just have to get into the swing of things and find out.

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Re: Farnsworth or or Perillo for Contracts Hornbook?

Postby Naked Dude » Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:02 pm

Do you guys think the nutshell series is good?

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Re: Farnsworth or or Perillo for Contracts Hornbook?

Postby Veyron » Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:11 pm

I've got two words for you bro - Farns worth.

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Re: Farnsworth or or Perillo for Contracts Hornbook?

Postby Naked Dude » Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:31 pm

2004 is the latest publication if I'm looking at this right? I'll check it out.

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Re: Farnsworth or or Perillo for Contracts Hornbook?

Postby Veyron » Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:29 pm

Naked Dude wrote:2004 is the latest publication if I'm looking at this right? I'll check it out.


That because heeeeee beeeeeeeee read, yo?

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Re: Farnsworth or or Perillo for Contracts Hornbook?

Postby Naked Dude » Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:41 pm

Veyron wrote:
Naked Dude wrote:2004 is the latest publication if I'm looking at this right? I'll check it out.


That because heeeeee beeeeeeeee read, yo?


I know he's...dead...I assume that a lot of the foundational common law stuff that is mostly covered first semester hasn't changed much in 7 years?

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Re: Farnsworth or or Perillo for Contracts Hornbook?

Postby missinglink » Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:40 pm

In terms of hornbooks, Perillo is more readable and up-to-date.

Farnsworth is a class, but I think it's getting dated, and a little more of a slog.

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Re: Farnsworth or or Perillo for Contracts Hornbook?

Postby Veyron » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:42 pm

Naked Dude wrote:
Veyron wrote:
Naked Dude wrote:2004 is the latest publication if I'm looking at this right? I'll check it out.


That because heeeeee beeeeeeeee read, yo?


I know he's...dead...I assume that a lot of the foundational common law stuff that is mostly covered first semester hasn't changed much in 70 years?

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Re: Farnsworth or or Perillo for Contracts Hornbook?

Postby Naked Dude » Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:58 pm

Veyron wrote:
Naked Dude wrote:
Veyron wrote:
Naked Dude wrote:2004 is the latest publication if I'm looking at this right? I'll check it out.


That because heeeeee beeeeeeeee read, yo?


I know he's...dead...I assume that a lot of the foundational common law stuff that is mostly covered first semester hasn't changed much in 70 years?


ha just checking

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Re: Farnsworth or or Perillo for Contracts Hornbook?

Postby Gefuehlsecht » Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:09 pm

Go visit your library and ask them if they have any of those books available for you to check out for a while. Then take a look at them and see if any of them seem helpful to you. Choose accordingly.

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Re: Farnsworth or or Perillo for Contracts Hornbook?

Postby 20160810 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:31 pm

I used Farnsworth exclusively (didn't even read casebook) and got an A+ in Ks, but YMMV

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Re: Farnsworth or or Perillo for Contracts Hornbook?

Postby shock259 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:40 pm

Farnsworth is really dense and his wording is annoying. Our prof put this on our required materials, but I don't think I'll be using it very much. I'll probably be using:

Casebook = E&E >>>>>>>> Farnsworth hornbook for any remaining ambiguities

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Re: Farnsworth or or Perillo for Contracts Hornbook?

Postby Naked Dude » Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:09 pm

Yeah my prof seems to like economic analysis too and calamari and perillo seem slightly more readable. But the Farnsworth name...don't want to use a TTT supplement




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