Gilberts or Understanding Property?

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Gettingstarted1928
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Gilberts or Understanding Property?

Postby Gettingstarted1928 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:14 pm

After searching through the forums, I've narrowed it down to two supplements: Gilberts and Understanding Property. I'm on the fence right now, and I was hoping for some advice. Thank you.

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Re: Gilberts or Understanding Property?

Postby gdane » Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:40 pm

Use both.

understanding was great for takings and landlord tenant.

Gilberts was good for adverse possession and most everything else.

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Re: Gilberts or Understanding Property?

Postby NeighborGuy » Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:43 pm

If you're using Dukeminier's textbook, use Gilbert's. It makes your life so much easier.

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Re: Gilberts or Understanding Property?

Postby morris248 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:42 am

I would also pick up Estates in Land & Future Interests. You can get it used for about 30 or either be sure to check it out from the library.

Estates in Land & Future Interests

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Re: Gilberts or Understanding Property?

Postby Gettingstarted1928 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:06 pm

gdane wrote:Use both.

understanding was great for takings and landlord tenant.

Gilberts was good for adverse possession and most everything else.


I was thinking about it, but I had trouble last semester keeping up when I only had one supplement for each class. I did, however, go through each with a fine-tooth comb.

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Re: Gilberts or Understanding Property?

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:12 pm

I think we have been searching the same threads. Ultimately the best thing you can do is talk to 2Ls and 3Ls who had your professor and either A) Snag their outlines and/or B) ask them if they used either supplement.

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Re: Gilberts or Understanding Property?

Postby memo2partner » Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:52 pm

I liked Understanding Property. It's an easy read and it covers a lot of substance (really good to study from). I'd also get the Makdisi (sp?) workbook for future interests.

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Re: Gilberts or Understanding Property?

Postby marmot8 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:54 pm

NeighborGuy wrote:If you're using Dukeminier's textbook, use Gilbert's. It makes your life so much easier.

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Re: Gilberts or Understanding Property?

Postby jd20132013 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:59 pm

MrPapagiorgio wrote:I think we have been searching the same threads. Ultimately the best thing you can do is talk to 2Ls and 3Ls who had your professor and either A) Snag their outlines and/or B) ask them if they used either supplement.



This is what I'm ultimately going to have to do I guess...

I'm also very doubtful I'll be able to use more than one supplement. I'm leaning towards using Understanding property and doing E and E hypos...




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