HELP! 1L Contracts casebook impossible

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HELP! 1L Contracts casebook impossible

Postby muddup » Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:50 pm

1L at lower T-14

--would love some urgent help.

Torts and civ pro casebooks are lined up with my supplements. However, I got this contracts casebook "Contract and Related Obligation 6th ed by Summers & Hillman" which begins with a ton of pages on the 'theory of obligation'. To make things worse, this book seems to have no intro to cases, no endnotes, and is just a bunch of excerpts put together.

I've seen much warning against wasting too much time on briefing cases. How do I even study for this course? Is there a good supplement book that would go well with this casebook? The course is organized into this order:
1. theories of obligation
2. remedies
3. agreements and promises

Thank you so much!
Muddup

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northwestgirl
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Re: HELP! 1L Contracts casebook impossible

Postby northwestgirl » Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:58 pm

You need Hillman's hornbook. That casebook is not impossible - you'll be fine. Enjoy 1L!

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Re: HELP! 1L Contracts casebook impossible

Postby thomas7669 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:58 pm

Im confused as hell right now as well, in contracts.

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Re: HELP! 1L Contracts casebook impossible

Postby top30man » Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:10 pm

Hillman wrote a hornbook for his casebook. http://www.amazon.com/Principles-Contra ... n+hornbook

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Re: HELP! 1L Contracts casebook impossible

Postby muddup » Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:25 pm

Ok, thanks for your help! Before I pay for the order, I'm wondering if I need anything else for contracts? (I have EE already)

Also, I should probably stick mainly to Hornbook and EE, and not waste too much time on the text book right?

THanks!

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Re: HELP! 1L Contracts casebook impossible

Postby eandy » Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:28 pm

I had that casebook, too. If you want something in addition to the hornbook, buy the chirelstein supplement. It has a boat on it.

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Re: HELP! 1L Contracts casebook impossible

Postby I.P. Daly » Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:44 pm

I'd try to find an upper level student who had your prof that's willing to lend their outline.

If that does not work, you might want to checkout outlinedepot.com. Outline Depot provides previews of outlines, and most of the introductory stuff that you're studying right now can probably be previewed for free without having to purchase the outline.

This is an old school outline someone posted online (http://www.4lawnotes.com) that's keyed to your book. Not sure if it contains any helpful info, but:
http://www.ibiblio.org/jwsnyder/outlines/contf92.txt

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Re: HELP! 1L Contracts casebook impossible

Postby muddup » Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:54 pm

I.P. Daly wrote:I'd try to find an upper level student who had your prof that's willing to lend their outline.

If that does not work, you might want to checkout outlinedepot.com. Outline Depot provides previews of outlines, and most of the introductory stuff that you're studying right now can probably be previewed for free without having to purchase the outline.

This is an old school outline someone posted online (http://www.4lawnotes.com) that's keyed to your book. Not sure if it contains any helpful info, but:
http://www.ibiblio.org/jwsnyder/outlines/contf92.txt


Fantastic notes. Thanks. It works.

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Re: HELP! 1L Contracts casebook impossible

Postby homestyle28 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:57 pm

The Chirlstein supplement was one of my favorites, not keyed to any particular casebook, but a very simple, grounding take on all the major K issues (and most major cases):

http://www.amazon.com/Chirelsteins-Conc ... B0041T61UE




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