ghostoftraynor wrote:A little late to the show, but get supplements. No matter what your teachers try to tell you, the law is black and white on the exams (a vast majority of the time). Your teachers will do everything they can to hide the ball, but there is no secret what the general rules are. You just need a resource that will tell you what they are.
I really wouldn't recommend this as a blanket guideline. Using a supplement with Kadens or Redish will only hurt you.
Agree hence "a vast majority of the time." Kadens and Redish are perfect examples of the times where supplements are not that helpful, but I can't think of other class I had where that is the case.
Everyone learns differently, but I think for most people supplements are probably the best way to go. Of course, you are going to have to argue BOTH SIDES, but you can only do that once you know the law cold. Also, many upper level classes (tax, bankruptcy, secured transactions, BA), finding the right answer is actually more important than arguing BOTH SIDES.
"include extraneous information (very likely) that if you put on your exam will be a total waste of time (cuz it may be in your supplement but your professor chose not to teach that specific rule or whatever)"
There are plenty of teachers who will include materials in the exam they didn't cover.