Good Torts supplement?

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Good Torts supplement?

Postby LAWYER2 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:06 pm

Um . . . yea, I've heard the TLS logic that Torts is easy enough that no supplement is needed, but I'm not doing so well after bombing my midterm. Any recommendations for a good Torts supplement that lays it out in an easy-to-follow format? Do they make a good E&E for torts?

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Re: Good Torts supplement?

Postby hawkeye22 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:12 pm

E&E is fantastic

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Re: Good Torts supplement?

Postby kalvano » Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:27 pm

Second the E&E. All I used for Torts, got an A- both semesters.

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Re: Good Torts supplement?

Postby Sapientia » Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:38 pm

The E&E was thoroughly inadequate for my torts class last semester. Not saying it's a bad supplement, just make sure it's in line with your class (obviously)

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Re: Good Torts supplement?

Postby LS-boundNYC » Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:44 pm

What about the E&E makes it so good? BLL explanation? Hypos? I have Understanding Torts, and it seems to track decently with the course material, but I don't know if it's enough ... does E&E add anything different?

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Re: Good Torts supplement?

Postby reformed calvinist » Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:52 pm

Go with the E&E first. If you find it inadequate, try the Dobbs hornbook (but for god's sake don't buy it, read it in the library)/

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Re: Good Torts supplement?

Postby kapital98 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:08 pm

hawkeye22 wrote:E&E is fantastic

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Re: Good Torts supplement?

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Re: Good Torts supplement?

Postby HWS08 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:55 pm

E & E.
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Re: Good Torts supplement?

Postby morris248 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:26 pm

I agree with the E&E. You can also get Siegel's Torts fairly cheap. You might want to go to the library and copy the checklists out of
the Acing Torts. The best way to prepare is to start doing essay questions and comparing with model answers.

Siegel's Torts: Essay and Multiple-Choice Questions and Answers

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Re: Good Torts supplement?

Postby NYC2014 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:47 pm

I only read the cases (read:I read the cases like 4x each) and got an A+ in Torts.

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Re: Good Torts supplement?

Postby gdane » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:39 pm

E&E, Glannon's Guide, Crunchtime, and Siegels for practicing questions.

Good luck!

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Re: Good Torts supplement?

Postby adonai » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:47 pm

NYC2014 wrote:I only read the cases (read:I read the cases like 4x each) and got an A+ in Torts.

I've never understood how cases help you on exams. People always speak of how fact patterns parallel cases, but I've never found that to be true.

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Re: Good Torts supplement?

Postby gdane » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:49 pm

adonai wrote:
NYC2014 wrote:I only read the cases (read:I read the cases like 4x each) and got an A+ in Torts.

I've never understood how cases help you on exams. People always speak of how fact patterns parallel cases, but I've never found that to be true.

My torts final had a Palsgraf type of foreseeable plaintiff proximate cause issue. There were people trying to stampede out of a movie theater which then caused the popcorn machines to tip over and shoot hot oil at people. Something like that.

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Re: Good Torts supplement?

Postby adonai » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:55 pm

gdane wrote:E&E, Glannon's Guide, Crunchtime, and Siegels for practicing questions.

Good luck!

How did you like the glannon's guide? I've heard it was horrible, but I found the crim one to be really helpful.

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Re: Good Torts supplement?

Postby gdane » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:19 pm

adonai wrote:
gdane wrote:E&E, Glannon's Guide, Crunchtime, and Siegels for practicing questions.

Good luck!

How did you like the glannon's guide? I've heard it was horrible, but I found the crim one to be really helpful.

I liked it a lot. I didnt use it to "learn" like I did with the E&E. I used it mainly to practice. However, it was still helpful for learning purposes because the more I read the same crap, the better I can recall it.




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