lunaraeon wrote:May have totally missed this already being asked, but any recommendations for supplements? I was hoping to pick something up once I'm settled in/know what my last course is/know which professors I have.
I would agree with the advice against trying to teach yourself stuff in advance because you have no idea what your professor will care about. But here's what I used throughout the year:
Torts - I tried the E&E and didn't like it. I preferred Abraham. It's pretty bare bones but frankly for torts you don't need to know all that much law.
Contracts - I read Chirelstein and really liked it.
Civ Pro - I used Glannon, but it's only helpful if you actually DO the questions. Probably the most helpful thing for me in civ pro was typing out every rule that we covered in its entirety. That sounds ridiculous but it made them stick.
Property - I used Gilbert's and thought it was a helpful view-from-30,000-feet overview. I heard good things about Sprankling.
Con Law - Bought Chemerinsky but didn't really use it at all. I know some other people who were obsessed with it, but don't believe the hype that you NEED Chemerinsky to get con law.
Crim - Dressler saved my life
This will very much depend on your learning style and on your professor.