Case summary book for my Con. Law class?

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Case summary book for my Con. Law class?

Postby youknowryan » Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:11 pm

This is the book I will be using:
http://www.amazon.com/Constitutional-La ... law+curtis

I have not been able to find a keyed case summary or case brief book. Does anyone know of one? Or will there be enough overlap with other con. law textbooks to validate buying just any case summary book?

Also, is con. law standardized enough that i might be able to just use the Cherminerinksy treatise?

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Re: Case summary book for my Con. Law class?

Postby jessuf » Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:48 pm

If you want briefs, just google them. You'll be reading really popular/famous cases, so there will be multiple free briefs online on sites like http://www.casebriefs.com. You could also split a Quimbee account with some people because their con law briefs are decent.

And yes, you can use Chemerinsky treatise for any con law class. Beware that the treatise is insanely long, and you'll never read the whole thing. I personally don't think con law is the kind of class you need a treatise for, but the treatise also has summaries of cases in it.

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Re: Case summary book for my Con. Law class?

Postby youknowryan » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:25 pm

Jessuf wrote:If you want briefs, just google them. You'll be reading really popular/famous cases, so there will be multiple free briefs online on sites like http://www.casebriefs.com. You could also split a Quimbee account with some people because their con law briefs are decent.

And yes, you can use Chemerinsky treatise for any con law class. Beware that the treatise is insanely long, and you'll never read the whole thing. I personally don't think con law is the kind of class you need a treatise for, but the treatise also has summaries of cases in it.


Would you just use case summaries, E and Es and the textbook?

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Re: Case summary book for my Con. Law class?

Postby jessuf » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:19 am

youknowryan wrote:
Jessuf wrote:If you want briefs, just google them. You'll be reading really popular/famous cases, so there will be multiple free briefs online on sites like http://www.casebriefs.com. You could also split a Quimbee account with some people because their con law briefs are decent.

And yes, you can use Chemerinsky treatise for any con law class. Beware that the treatise is insanely long, and you'll never read the whole thing. I personally don't think con law is the kind of class you need a treatise for, but the treatise also has summaries of cases in it.


Would you just use case summaries, E and Es and the textbook?

I did case briefs. I had the Chenerinsky textbook and treatise but didn't really crack either. I had a great professor who gave us lots of old exam questions, so I mostly worked on making a good outline and looking over the old questions. I don't know anything about the E and Es for con law.

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Re: Case summary book for my Con. Law class?

Postby youknowryan » Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:07 pm

Jessuf wrote:
youknowryan wrote:
Jessuf wrote:If you want briefs, just google them. You'll be reading really popular/famous cases, so there will be multiple free briefs online on sites like http://www.casebriefs.com. You could also split a Quimbee account with some people because their con law briefs are decent.

And yes, you can use Chemerinsky treatise for any con law class. Beware that the treatise is insanely long, and you'll never read the whole thing. I personally don't think con law is the kind of class you need a treatise for, but the treatise also has summaries of cases in it.


Would you just use case summaries, E and Es and the textbook?

I did case briefs. I had the Chenerinsky textbook and treatise but didn't really crack either. I had a great professor who gave us lots of old exam questions, so I mostly worked on making a good outline and looking over the old questions. I don't know anything about the E and Es for con law.


You lucky dog.
My professor is the author of the book and he is known for being very sharp, teaching his heart out, and being an all-around decent person. Every person I know thinks well of him. I am amped about being in his class for those reasons. Sadly, I have also heard that his class is quite confusing due to rather opaque teaching methods. Sadly, he's never written a supplement to help figure out his thinking.
Thanks for the 411.




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