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Does it matter what edition of the text books you get? I inherited some 1L text books from a friend that graduated and was a 1L three years ago. I got my book list though and the titles and authors are the same, but the ISBN numbers don't match. I would imagine this is because of the newer edition. Also, generally, where is the best place to buy books? Thanks.
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Your responses in this thread are bizarrely overwrought, even for the internet.Favre4Prez wrote:jsgrunwald wrote:Favre4Prez wrote:Wow screw you guys; answer my question.
That's the kinda attitude that makes people want to help.
I hope you get a 142 on the LSAT.
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Sometimes it matters, other times it doesn't. How many years (or months) between editions? The longer between editions, the more likely you should buy the newer edition. For example, my contracts book had 3 editions. One was made in 2002, the other in 2010 and there were a bunch of cases missing in 2nd edition that were in the 3 ed. On the other hand, my civ pro professor basically writes a new book every year, and adds like 1 or 2 cases (which are also recent opinions that you can just find on the internet/west law). Also, certain classes (con law/ civ pro etc.) are better to have newer editions in because the case law is constantly changing with those subjects. Crim, not so much.
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