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SKlei wrote:For Con Law II my professor switched case books from a different author and is asking us to get the 4th edition of Chemerinsky, which is expensive. Does anyone know if the editions are very similar?
Probably a little late here, but from my experience, there is no real difference between the editions (say between 2 and 3). But you do run the chance that they make a bunch of changes, but generally, the difference is that they will cut out a few cases here and there, and add a few here and there.
I've used the older editions for probably 4 or 5 classes and the biggest issue was the page numbers (if your syllabus lays out your assignments by page numbers). But you can definitely use the older edition and be perfectly fine. But, again, there is the chance that they could make some big changes, but I would imagine that huge changes are pretty rare. If there is a case that you're assigned to read that's not in edition 3, just look it up on westlaw and read the headnotes.