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Glannon Guide

Postby lawyerwannabe » Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:42 pm

I have both the Glannon Guide and the E&E for CivPro.

I have only gone through the Guide for my midterm coming up this week but have glanced through the E&E. It seems like the E&E would not add much to my understanding. Can anyone comment on the difference in substance between the two (am I overlooking something)?

Thanks. The midterm is 5 - 10 MC questions and 1 essay question to be completed in the 80 minutes of class time. The class is taught from the Yeazell book and has NOT covered jurisdiction yet. It has been focused on pleadings, discovery, failure to state a claim, summary judgment, choosing a jury and judge recusal, judgment notwithstanding the law, and granting new trials.

Also, anyone's comments on the Freer CivPro supplement would be appreciated (I am thinking about getting it if it will substantially add to my understanding).

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Re: Glannon Guide

Postby kalvano » Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:10 pm

E&E is best for class, as it goes deeper into the concepts.

Guide is best for review and exam prep.

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Re: Glannon Guide

Postby lawyerwannabe » Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:12 pm

Can you explain what you mean by best for class? The Glannon Guide seems to make things very understandable. Going deeper into the concepts seems like it may be redundant.

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Re: Glannon Guide

Postby LegalEagle2014 » Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:44 pm

lawyerwannabe wrote:Can you explain what you mean by best for class?

lawyerwannabe wrote: best for class

lawyerwannabe wrote: for class

lawyerwannabe wrote: class

Read it to get an overview of the topic before class so you'll understand whats going on better/use class to fill in your gaps of understanding of the subject instead of using it to understand the material for the first time. Class shouldn't be enlightening to the concept presented, but to the nuances of the subject.

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Re: Glannon Guide

Postby kalvano » Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:01 pm

lawyerwannabe wrote:Going deeper into the concepts seems like it may be redundant.



You haven't taken an exam yet, have you?

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Re: Glannon Guide

Postby law777 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:13 pm

LegalEagle2014 wrote:
lawyerwannabe wrote:Can you explain what you mean by best for class?

lawyerwannabe wrote: best for class

lawyerwannabe wrote: for class

lawyerwannabe wrote: class

Read it to get an overview of the topic before class so you'll understand whats going on better/use class to fill in your gaps of understanding of the subject instead of using it to understand the material for the first time. Class shouldn't be enlightening to the concept presented, but to the nuances of the subject.



I have the Glannon Guide, but not the E&E. I haven't been paying too much attention in class, but have perfect attendance nonetheless. With regard to exam performace, it worth investing in the E&E to learn the "nuances" or will the Guide suffice?

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Re: Glannon Guide

Postby law777 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:00 pm

bump

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Re: Glannon Guide

Postby morris248 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:47 pm

I would recommend Acing Civil Procedure over the E&E

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Re: Glannon Guide

Postby cinephile » Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:01 pm

I'm liking my Glannon multiple choice book. But I haven't taken an exam yet and don't know what your class is like (this does cover a number of the rules if that's what you've covered).

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Re: Glannon Guide

Postby Iceman389 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:13 am

morris248 wrote:I would recommend Acing Civil Procedure over the E&E


I'm not sure I would recommend Acing over the E&E for substance but I picked up Acing from the library yesterday and it has been tremendous for making an attack outline with the checklists and concise overviews of the topics and some sample hypos with answers. Excellent exam prep.

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Re: Glannon Guide

Postby morris248 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:57 am

Iceman389 wrote:
morris248 wrote:I would recommend Acing Civil Procedure over the E&E


I'm not sure I would recommend Acing over the E&E for substance but I picked up Acing from the library yesterday and it has been tremendous for making an attack outline with the checklists and concise overviews of the topics and some sample hypos with answers. Excellent exam prep.


I agree but with Glannon for substance and Acing for exam prep the OP should be fine. You can get the Acing on Amazon for around
30.00 which is a little high but worth it if you are having problems. Otherwise at least check it out from the library and copy the checklists.

Acing Civil Procedure

Acing Contracts is the other good one out of that series.

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Re: Glannon Guide

Postby dabomb75 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:10 am

I use the GG to explain a concept, and then if I still don't get something I go to the E+E.

Right now I'm in post-outlining, pre-full-exam-taking mode, so the E+E is more helpful now because it has more problems and they're more detailed, and in general seem tougher than the GG questions.

Looked at acing civ pro in the library yesterday, and will use it as another source of practice problems.




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