neptunian wrote:Just got section assignment! What are your thoughts on Seligman,Greiner,Okediji, Sustein, and Donahue?
I think if you search this thread I've probably posted my thoughts on Donahue before:
He is very old, ridiculously brilliant, and hilarious. However, he is so smart that it's just unfathomable to him how little 1Ls know about law, so he doesn't do a great job of breaking things down. He goes off on bizarre tangents and assumes all sorts of baseline knowledge that's not there -- I remember he spent like a half hour talking about estoppel, which was the first time any of us had heard the word. Somebody finally asked, "what's estoppel?" He paused, looked confused, and said, "well, it's where one party is estopped from something" and kept on talking.
I think there's a particular outline he recommends, and this is one of the few classes where it makes sense to buy it and follow along.
You can also get all of his class discussion questions online from the exam / notes banks, if you're into that.
His exams are wild. Don't you dare look at one until at least November because you will cry. But they're actually quite interesting as law school exams go. Or maybe I'm just a huge nerd.
The thing about Donahue is to just relax and enjoy the ride. Don't worry if you don't understand everything right away -- nobody else does either.