Help - Need a Contracts Supplement

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Help - Need a Contracts Supplement

Postby clint4law » Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:25 pm

So after 1 week of contracts, I realized that it's going to be a long semester. Any ideas on supplements?
We are using the casebookCases And Comment (University Casebook) [Hardcover]
John P. Dawson (Author), William Burnett Harvey (Author), Stanley D. Henderson (Author), Douglas G. Baird (Author)

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Re: Help - Need a Contracts Supplement

Postby 071816 » Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:30 pm

My contracts class uses that book and my professor highly recommends the following:

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Re: Help - Need a Contracts Supplement

Postby clint4law » Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:49 pm

chimp wrote:My contracts class uses that book and my professor highly recommends the following:

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you recommend getting the 6th edition?

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Re: Help - Need a Contracts Supplement

Postby beach_terror » Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:52 pm

Had Dawson's book and bought Chirelstein. It fucking sucked. I'd recommend Acing Contracts instead. Chirelstein rambles way too much to learn anything from it. I used Acing Contracts and the Legalines for Ks and got an A.

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Re: Help - Need a Contracts Supplement

Postby 071816 » Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:57 pm

clint4law wrote:you recommend getting the 6th edition?


I got the 5th edition for cheap. I don't think the 6th edition would be necessary, but it's your call.

I just started reading this yesterday and so far it has been fairly helpful for solidifying basic concepts.

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Re: Help - Need a Contracts Supplement

Postby jacketman03 » Fri Aug 26, 2011 6:22 pm

My prof recommended Calamari and Perrillo.

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Re: Help - Need a Contracts Supplement

Postby forty-two » Fri Aug 26, 2011 6:29 pm

I really liked the Law in a Flash cards for k's. It's basically a bunch of mini hypos, and I think they really help solidify concepts. As for books, I liked the Chirelstein for basic concepts and Farnsworth for specific questions.

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Re: Help - Need a Contracts Supplement

Postby morris248 » Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:49 pm

You can get a used Siegle's Contracts for 12.00 at Amazon. It has multiple choice and essay so it is better for test prep

Siegles Contracts

For the basic concepts I agree with the Acing Contracts


ACING CONTRACTS

Here is a very good site with contracts flowcharts, mailbox rule etc.

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Re: Help - Need a Contracts Supplement

Postby clint4law » Sun Aug 28, 2011 4:27 pm

Do you guys recommend paying extra $ to get the updated E&E? Any other supplement tips?

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Re: Help - Need a Contracts Supplement

Postby Naked Dude » Sun Aug 28, 2011 5:33 pm

I have the Dawson book this semester as well and went with the Farnsworth hornbook.

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Re: Help - Need a Contracts Supplement

Postby Tar Baby » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:00 am

What the hell am I supposed to do with Hornbooks?

I have them for both Torts and Contracts... and while they give nice generalizations... we're grilled on specifics in class.

The hornbooks I have cite shit tons of cases.... Am I supposed to look up these cases?... Should I care about these cases?

Just an ignorant first year student here wondering...

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Re: Help - Need a Contracts Supplement

Postby jaydizzle » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:05 am

Tar Baby wrote:What the hell am I supposed to do with Hornbooks?

I have them for both Torts and Contracts... and while they give nice generalizations... we're grilled on specifics in class.

The hornbooks I have cite shit tons of cases.... Am I supposed to look up these cases?... Should I care about these cases?

Just an ignorant first year student here wondering...

KH, DDS, MBA



You are not alone. I wonder the same.

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Re: Help - Need a Contracts Supplement

Postby clint4law » Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:18 pm

what do you guys think of the E&E?

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Re: Help - Need a Contracts Supplement

Postby marmot8 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:47 pm

clint4law wrote:what do you guys think of the E&E?

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Re: Help - Need a Contracts Supplement

Postby dailygrind » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:50 pm

beach_terror wrote:Had Dawson's book and bought Chirelstein. It fucking sucked. I'd recommend Acing Contracts instead. Chirelstein rambles way too much to learn anything from it. I used Acing Contracts and the Legalines for Ks and got an A.


I used Chirelstein a lot, and Farnsworth a little. Also got an A. No real right answer here, though I'd recommend asking the professor what his recommendations are.

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Re: Help - Need a Contracts Supplement

Postby interalia504 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:07 pm

Nothing beats practice, IMO. That is why I strongly recommend the E & E and CALI lessons.

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Re: Help - Need a Contracts Supplement

Postby 5ky » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:01 pm

Chirelstein is TCR, but only if you have a competent professor.

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Re: Help - Need a Contracts Supplement

Postby gothamm » Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:51 pm

marmot8 wrote:
clint4law wrote:what do you guys think of the E&E?


The E&E for K's is excellent, imo. some find it a bit too detailed but detail counts. may not be as universally adored as glannon but still solid.

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Re: Help - Need a Contracts Supplement

Postby clint4law » Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:00 pm

yea...the E&E is way too detailed

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Re: Help - Need a Contracts Supplement

Postby wildhaggis » Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:22 am

Since Contracts isn't like Con Law or Crim and doesn't have a universally agreed-upon supplement, the correct answer will depend largely on your professor and class materials. My professor taught contracts in a fairly nuanced way, so I went with the E&E for practice purposes. If your professor is more hide-the-ball, I'd go with what everyone else is saying and pick up a copy of Chirelstein to make sure you understand the core concepts.




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