Stevoman wrote:I wouldn't buy any supplements, recommended books, or statutory books until after your first day of class. Just buy the casebook. All the statutes (Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Uniform Commercial Code, Restatement of Torts, etc.) are available free online. Unless there's a good reason to need them, there's no reason to pay an extra $50-75/class on them.
Some professors will only allow you to bring the statutory supplement into the exam. I'll spend the $50 for that, but the rest I'll just get what I need on WestLaw.
There are three supplements that I would get before the class even starts: Chemerinsky for con law, Acing Property, and (only if you have Butler) the nutshell for Torts. Otherwise, wait until after your first few weeks and then go to either whatever your prof is referencing or go to the bookstore and read through a few of them to see which one gels best for you.