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Re: Books you should use for Civ Pro, Crim Law, and Torts

Postby BigRob » Sun Dec 22, 2013 4:31 am

BrooklynLaw16 wrote:TLS has been so good to me, giving great advice from back in the LSAT days through today. Here's my chance to give back. If your prof is using the Yeazell casebook for civ pro, buy the Emanuel outline keyed to Yeazell, by John Cross. This was the most valuable book that I had all semester, even better than the Civ Pro E & E.
For crim law, Dressler's hornbook is good. However, I found his black letter law 2d to be even more helpful. It hits the main points and leaves out the minor points. It also has very useful multiple choice questions at the end of each chapter, for reviewing close to finals time. You can find it on Westlaw, under e-products subscription. This subscription is also invaluable, for only $30 a month you get complete access to hundreds of law books. Not everything is on there, but enough that you will save a substantial amount of money using that rather than buying the books in print.
For torts, my professor assigned Dobbs. Dobbs is good, but it's very long-winded and time consuming. I found that the best method of utilizing Dobbs was to access the online version through westlaw (secondary sources --> treatises --> torts --> the law of torts by Dobbs) then use the search box at the top, along with advanced search modifiers, to search for the topic that I wanted to understand. This is better than paging through the book, because although it is very thorough, it can be hard to find things and you may get caught up in the trees. My Torts prof was also very heavy on policy, I found that the outlines posted on http://www.outlinedepot.com were the best resource to learn his policies.
In general, the BARBRI 1L outlines are a good starting point for black letter law questions. They come in a big green book, sold by BARBRI.



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Re: Books you should use for Civ Pro, Crim Law, and Torts

Postby Virindi » Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:27 pm

paragraphs? organization? holy shit the rambling.

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Re: Books you should use for Civ Pro, Crim Law, and Torts

Postby 3|ink » Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:53 pm

It's times like this I feel bad that my professors have to read and grade shit like this over and over again.

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Re: Books you should use for Civ Pro, Crim Law, and Torts

Postby Black Hat » Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:55 pm

I think the aid that is best strongly depends on the class, professor, author of the text, and the way one learns.

With that said, the "case note legal briefs" was pretty awesome for me. Having the brief for each case saved a lot of time.

Perhaps promoted some laziness as well.

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Re: Books you should use for Civ Pro, Crim Law, and Torts

Postby BrooklynLaw16 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:55 am

3|ink wrote:It's times like this I feel bad that my professors have to read and grade shit like this over and over again.


Dude I'm not writing a freaking essay here it's a forum post. Obviously I write more concisely for law school. Moreover, nobody is holding a gun to your head and forcing you to read it.
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Re: Books you should use for Civ Pro, Crim Law, and Torts

Postby Mal Reynolds » Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:59 am

Do you go to Brooklyn law?

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Re: Books you should use for Civ Pro, Crim Law, and Torts

Postby BrooklynLaw16 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 2:01 am

No, my screen name only says that because I envy their law school and wish that they had accepted me.

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Re: Books you should use for Civ Pro, Crim Law, and Torts

Postby Hipster but Athletic » Tue Dec 31, 2013 2:03 am

Actually, as a guy whose job it is on this website to ensure that 1Ls get the best information as possible, I do make it a priority to read all advice list this, and it was torture.

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Postby BrooklynLaw16 » Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:58 am

Sorry for hurting your precious little eyes. Maybe I should illustrate my posts like a picture book, to make it easier for you to understand.

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Re: Books you should use for Civ Pro, Crim Law, and Torts

Postby Mal Reynolds » Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:07 am

BigRob wrote:
BrooklynLaw16 wrote:TLS has been so good to me, giving great advice from back in the LSAT days through today. Here's my chance to give back. If your prof is using the Yeazell casebook for civ pro, buy the Emanuel outline keyed to Yeazell, by John Cross. This was the most valuable book that I had all semester, even better than the Civ Pro E & E.
For crim law, Dressler's hornbook is good. However, I found his black letter law 2d to be even more helpful. It hits the main points and leaves out the minor points. It also has very useful multiple choice questions at the end of each chapter, for reviewing close to finals time. You can find it on Westlaw, under e-products subscription. This subscription is also invaluable, for only $30 a month you get complete access to hundreds of law books. Not everything is on there, but enough that you will save a substantial amount of money using that rather than buying the books in print.
For torts, my professor assigned Dobbs. Dobbs is good, but it's very long-winded and time consuming. I found that the best method of utilizing Dobbs was to access the online version through westlaw (secondary sources --> treatises --> torts --> the law of torts by Dobbs) then use the search box at the top, along with advanced search modifiers, to search for the topic that I wanted to understand. This is better than paging through the book, because although it is very thorough, it can be hard to find things and you may get caught up in the trees. My Torts prof was also very heavy on policy, I found that the outlines posted on http://www.outlinedepot.com were the best resource to learn his policies.
In general, the BARBRI 1L outlines are a good starting point for black letter law questions. They come in a big green book, sold by BARBRI.



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