Property Book is poor -> Making outline from supplement?

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Sirius
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Property Book is poor -> Making outline from supplement?

Postby Sirius » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:47 pm

We are using the Property CaseBook written by LexisNexis and it is terrible. I have been doing a lot of my outlining from the supplement "understand property" and have been updating it throughout the semester.

I did not do this for any classes last fall but is doing this completely out of the norm?

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Re: Property Book is poor -> Making outline from supplement?

Postby jessuf » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:46 pm

I used the Dressler supplement (really similar to format of Sprankling supplement) for my outline in Crim Law last semester because my casebook sucked and class discussion was a joke. I turned out fine. I think what's more valuable is what you learn from the supplement while outlining and not what the finished product is like anyway.

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Re: Property Book is poor -> Making outline from supplement?

Postby Villanova3 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:43 am

Sirius wrote:We are using the Property CaseBook written by LexisNexis and it is terrible. I have been doing a lot of my outlining from the supplement "understand property" and have been updating it throughout the semester.

I did not do this for any classes last fall but is doing this completely out of the norm?



What book is this..?

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Re: Property Book is poor -> Making outline from supplement?

Postby skw » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:47 am

I am doing exactly the same thing with UP, but my prof is using the Wolters Kluwer/Dukeminier casebook. It is AWFUL (but then, property is awful in general). I did the same thing for my Crim Law last semester with Understanding Crim Law and got an A, so I'm hoping it works for Property too. I couldn't come up with any other way to wrap my head around the material and UP is in-line with everything my Prof says and what we're pulling from the cases.

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Re: Property Book is poor -> Making outline from supplement?

Postby ak362 » Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:50 am

Sirius wrote:We are using the Property CaseBook written by LexisNexis and it is terrible. I have been doing a lot of my outlining from the supplement "understand property" and have been updating it throughout the semester.

I did not do this for any classes last fall but is doing this completely out of the norm?


Is this the book by Burke et al.? You might want to consider using the Property E&E and the Real Estate E&E, depending on what your professor covers. (Burke wrote both, though the Property E&E had a co-author. I only suggest the Real Estate E&E because it will cover things like race/notice jurisdictions, covenants and warranties, etc. much better than the Property E&E does -- if it does at all) The Property E&E will distill what you need to know in more simple terms, while generally covering the same material.

Unless you have one of the authors for your property class, I can see how the textbook might not make much sense. I had Burke for Property -- and the way he taught the class and utilized the casebook made sense, though we did a lot of jumping around.




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