Georges_Valere_Roux wrote:Incoming 1L here :O
Could recent 1Ls share roughly how much they spent on books, outlines, study guides, etc. for the past year? I would appreciate the insight for budgeting purposes.
Depends on what editions your professor assigns and if you go new or used.
Brand New versions of the newest coursebooks in your big 6 (Torts, property, Civ Pro, Contracts, Con Law, Crim) are about $180- $200 each to buy, older editions and used can get as cheap as under $50.
supplements that are required tend to be $25-$40 new.
Trade-back value varies a ton, I've gotten anything from $40 to $150 for New editions, old editions tend to have no trade value.
Only other thing I bought was a couple E&Es that I never used. Those were like $30 each.
LRW and LP have cheap $25 books each plus the bluebook which is under $40 new.
Personally I bought all brand new, and all but one professor required the new edition, I probably spent around $1200 an got about $500 of that back in Amazon credit.
You can rent also which I didn't do, prices are lower, but I'm not sure you save all that much over buying and trading back.