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stavand
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Commercial Outlines

Postby stavand » Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:34 pm

What Commercial Outlines would you recommend.

I'll just throw Gilbert's Law Vs. Emanuel's out there. In fact, are these both commercial outlines, or do they serve different supplementary purposes.

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Postby Dania » Sun Jan 06, 2008 12:46 am

if you sign up for BarBri, you will get a book of outlines for each year that you are in school. It's like a gift with purchase. I would definitely advise it. The outlines are good and you need to reserve the bar class early to get the discount. If you end up getting a job that pays for your prep class, you will get your deposit back. BarBri also has review lectures on the major subjects. The Civil Procedure lecture is really helpful. You can listen to them on your computer or you can watch them at your school on video.

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Postby orangeswarm » Sun Jan 06, 2008 12:52 pm

Here's what I used [cut and pasted from a PM I sent Ataraxia]:


All courses
- Barbri first year review - one big book that has outlines for all your first year classes. You can get it if you put a deposit down for you bar exam prep (or you can find an older edition on amazon). It has plenty of T/F questions, M/C, and essay examples to help quiz your knowledge of each course.
- http://www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool/study/outlines/ - Lexis provides an outline for pretty much every first year course. I found them very helpful to look at in conjunction with my other suppliments (every resource I used seemed to have something helpful that wasn't in another, so quantity matters! ).

Contracts
- Examples and Explanations - good textbook style learning aid. Has a lot of, you guessed it, examples and explanations at the end of the chapter which really help you look at problems from different angles. I used it quite a bit at the beginning of the semester, but my prof began to stray from what the book taught toward the end.
- Emanuel law outlines - Excellent source to get the rules of law for a particular subject. Most of these are keyed to particular textbooks, but it wasn't for mine (It still followed pretty well). The outlines are a lot longer than the barbri ones (and more in depth too). I probably used these more than anything.
- Crunchtime - this is a condensed version of Emanuel's law outlines. It is focused solely on the exam. Has flowcharts, outlines, and a exam tip section. At the end of the book, there are numerous questions taken from Emanuel's law outlines to test your knowledge. [because the crunchtime series is shorter than some of the other supplements, I would make sure I didn't rely solely on it. It was, however, my most useful resource]

Civil Procedure
[url]- http://lawschool.mikeshecket.com/[/url] - if the author of your book is Yeazell, this site will get you a 3.5 in that class . . . .MINIMUM.
- Emanuel's and crunchtime - used them both for this class. I thought they were more helpful for contracts and torts. I would still recommend getting one of them.
- Glannon Guide to Civil Procedure - This is the same guy who wrote E&E. My civ pro exam had a lot of M&C in addition to the essay so I knew I needed to find some M/C examples somewhere. This book was the perfect solution. Had a sample M/C problem on nearly every page. It was, by far, the best supplement (next to mike shecket's site).

Torts
- Just used the lexis outline, emanuel's and crunchtime. I paid attention in most of my other classes but this on was really boring. However, I felt the supplements had me very well prepared for the final.

Criminal Law
- didn't use a single suppliment because my teacher taught state law. No suppliment helped.

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Law Study Aids

Postby lwpat » Sun Jan 06, 2008 3:30 pm

I like the Seigel's Series for practicing essay exams. You can find a list at the bottom of



http://www.fsu-lawbooks.com

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Postby Fly » Sun Jan 06, 2008 3:34 pm

Paul, how much did all of that cost you?

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Postby orangeswarm » Sun Jan 06, 2008 3:38 pm

A few of the books I just checked out in my schools library (some of the E&Es, Glannon guide to civ pro). As for the rest, amazon and half.com made it surprisingly inexpensive. I spent less than $100 on all of them.

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Postby kritiosboy » Tue Jan 08, 2008 5:06 am

nvm

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Re: Commercial Outlines

Postby lawisfun22 » Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:05 pm

I have a contract professor not using a book, but making us print his own materials which is cases I guess from random books. What are the best supplements in this situation?

I bought the emanuel crunch time for contracts, law in a flash (flashcards), and I was wondering what everyone thought of contracts in a nutshell. http://www.amazon.com/Contracts-Nutshel ... 280&sr=8-1

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Re: Commercial Outlines

Postby Christian1993 » Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:18 pm

If you consider yourself an audio learner, check out AudioOutlines
http://audiooutlines.com

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Re: Commercial Outlines

Postby rcharter1978 » Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:58 am

lawisfun22 wrote:I have a contract professor not using a book, but making us print his own materials which is cases I guess from random books. What are the best supplements in this situation?

I bought the emanuel crunch time for contracts, law in a flash (flashcards), and I was wondering what everyone thought of contracts in a nutshell. http://www.amazon.com/Contracts-Nutshel ... 280&sr=8-1


I hated that sort of special snowflake professor, especially for a first year class. Try the E&E since, as someone mentioned it more in a textbook style format, and is easy to read and understand.

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Re: Commercial Outlines

Postby lymenheimer » Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:46 am

rcharter1978 wrote:
I hated that sort of special snowflake professor, especially for a first year class. Try the E&E since, as someone mentioned it more in a textbook style format, and is easy to read and understand.


Not sure if you intended that advice for the quoted poster, or for future generations, but I just wanted to point out that you're 7 years late on the advice to the quoted poster (in case you missed it).

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Re: Commercial Outlines

Postby rcharter1978 » Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:40 am

lymenheimer wrote:
rcharter1978 wrote:
I hated that sort of special snowflake professor, especially for a first year class. Try the E&E since, as someone mentioned it more in a textbook style format, and is easy to read and understand.


Not sure if you intended that advice for the quoted poster, or for future generations, but I just wanted to point out that you're 7 years late on the advice to the quoted poster (in case you missed it).


LMAO -- I sure did miss that!




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