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COMMON 0L QUESTIONS books, study guides, E&Es, studying,etc

Postby lishi » Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:53 pm

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If you want to find supplements specific to your casebook you can go to lawbooksforless.com

Find your book on the site, and underneath the book it will show all supplements or casebriefs for the book.


Links to other threads related to this topic and most 0L questions (courtesy of the lovely kimber1028):

Supplements/Books

General – Class Related
The Supplements Thread: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=201636

List of the Current Supplements [as of October 2014]: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=237922

When to Purchase Supplements: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=210481

Hornbooks, Commercial Outlines, Hybrids, and other Study Aids: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... f=3&t=7242

When Should You Buy Supplementary Materials?: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... =3&t=11225

Best 1L Law Books?: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... =3&t=17860

Any Books I Should Read Before Law School Starts?: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... f=3&t=7099

Glannon Guide v. E&E: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... =3&t=23304

Should I Buy Gilbert Law Summaries?: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... =3&t=26941

My 0L Class Supplement Reading List: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... =3&t=58537

What Are The Best Books To Buy To Prepare for Law School?: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... =5&t=35834

Books To Read Before 1L Starts: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... f=3&t=2038

Commercial Outlines: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... =3&t=21534

E&Es and Other Supplements: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... =3&t=21934

How To Get Canned Briefs From Lexis Nexis: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... =3&t=40730

How To Brief A Case 101: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... =3&t=73664

PLS/Law School Confidential/GTM: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... =3&t=28255

Class Specific [also try searching for "supplement" or "supplement + [class topic]" as topic title in Law School Students Forum]

Civil Procedure Supplement Other Than Glannon?: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... =3&t=59564

Con Law Supplement (Other Than Chemerinsky!): http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... =3&t=60913

Best Supplement for Contracts?: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... =3&t=40090

Best Supplements for Crim Law and Crim Pro?: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... =3&t=50161

More info on Criminal Law?: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 3&t=103128

Supplements for Property?: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 3&t=102495

Best Hornbook for Contracts and for Torts?: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=86004

Best Hornbook for Property and Criminal Law?: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=103337

Glannon's [Civ Pro]: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 3&t=118004

Prepare for Law School

General Prepare Tips
How Can I Prepare Myself for Law School?: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... =3&t=22257

Websites to Research Before Law School: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... =2&t=59814

School Supplies: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... =3&t=32543

Study Groups: Benefits and Disadvantages: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... =3&t=67241

How Do Curves Work at Law Schools?: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... =3&t=23566

Explain To a 0L How the Law School Curve Works?: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... =3&t=69257

Curve Question: How Many Below Medians? viewtopic.php?f=4&t=198818

Hornbook [should I read before law school?]: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=110717&p=2700688

0L Prep Before Law School (2013 Style): viewtopic.php?f=4&t=203274&p=6357896

0L Prep 1 Month Before Classes Start: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=234047&p=7927305

Commercial Outlines for a 0L: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=246472&p=8525544

Schedules/Jobs
1L Scheduling: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... =5&t=68668

Typical Day In the Life of a Law Student: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... =3&t=70778

Sample Class Schedule FT and PT: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=107834&p=2564956

Post Your Daily Schedule and What It Looks Like Please: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=124717&p=3263606

0L Class Schedule: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=207429

Weekly Schedule 1L: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=207846

Bar-Bri/LEEWS/Law Preview
Law Preview: Worth It?: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... =3&t=30021

LEEWS?: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... f=3&t=6785

Pre-law school Prep Classes: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6667&p=118725

LEEWS at Top Schools: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=210412&p=6802463

LEEWS?: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=193842&p=5877882

Briefing Cases
Should You Brief Cases in Law School?: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... =3&t=28955

Best Book That Teaches One How to Brief Cases?: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... =3&t=71339]

"Law School Confidential" Briefing Method: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=73678&p=1666468

Briefing Method...: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=119648&p=3050430

Anyone Still Briefing?: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=131853&p=3482583

What's So Wrong with Briefing?: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=134138&p=3542096

Briefing Cases?: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=145044&p=3884359

Preparing for Class: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=234628&p=7955690

Outlining Tips [also try searching for "outlin*" as a topic title in the Law School FAQ and Forum For Law School Students forums]
2Ls: Please Evaluate My 1L Study Plan: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... =3&t=40113

Outlining, What Worked and What Sucked: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=110924

Circus Ponies v. OmniOutliner (Mac Notetaking): viewtopic.php?f=5&t=79869 [possibly out of date]

Outlining: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=117186

Examples of a Good Course Outline?: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=113777

Outlining As You Go: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=131089

Is It Really That Important to Make Your Own Outline?: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=129463

How Long Are Your Outlines Thus Far?: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=129566

Advice for Future Students
Xeoh's Advice for Doing Well in Law School: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... =2&t=36635

If I Could Do My First Semester Over Again....: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... =3&t=19378

After Grades, What Did We Learn?: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... =3&t=22536

How Do I Get Good 1L Grades?: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... =3&t=33095

Sockpuppet's Blog: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 11&t=18621

Ken's Study Tips: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... f=3&t=2248

Success in Law School - A Unique Perspective (article): http://www.top-law-schools.com/success- ... chool.html

Good Grades by Skimming Readings and Using Old Outlines: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=180343&p=5314248

STUFFEDBURRITO's ORIGINAL QUESTION
...which one would you buy? Here's my list, correct me if I'm wrong:

Contracts: Hornbook (Dobbs)

Property: Emanuel OR Hornbook (Dobbs)

Torts: E&E (Glannon)

Criminal Procedure: E&E

Civil Procedure: E&E (Glannon)

Constitutional Law: E&E

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Re: If you could ONLY buy 1 study guide for each class...

Postby 06072010 » Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:07 pm

Contracts: I like the E&E - hornbooks play a different role than sups for me.

Property: I use a hornbook and some estates workbooks

Torts: E&E (Glannon) - credited

Criminal Procedure: Dressler's Understanding Criminal Law

Civil Procedure: Glannon Guide > E&E

Constitutional Law: E&E or Chemerski hornbook.

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Re: If you could ONLY buy 1 study guide for each class...

Postby jeff2486 » Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:47 pm

I like the E and E for Property.

I agree for CivPro that the Glannon Guide is better than the E and E (If I only got to have one).

I also agree that hornbooks play a different role than commercial outlines/E and Es. I use hornbooks when I need clarification or depth on an issue. I would never read an entire hornbook, however I would read an entire E and E.

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Re: If you could ONLY buy 1 study guide for each class...

Postby orangeswarm » Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:54 pm

Contracts: E&E (but the Emanuels outline is a close second)

Property: Emanuels

Torts: Emanuels

Civ Pro: Glannon Guide hands down

I have no opinon on the rest.

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Re: If you could ONLY buy 1 study guide for each class...

Postby stuffedburrito » Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:08 pm

Does it matter which year it was written? For example, should I buy the 2007 E&E instead of the 2004 version?

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Re: If you could ONLY buy 1 study guide for each class...

Postby stuffedburrito » Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:15 pm

paul1454 wrote:Contracts: E&E (but the Emanuels outline is a close second)

Property: Emanuels

Torts: Emanuels

Civ Pro: Glannon Guide hands down

I have no opinon on the rest.


Why do you prefer Emanuels over EE?

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Re: If you could ONLY buy 1 study guide for each class...

Postby TTT-LS » Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:55 am

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Re: If you could ONLY buy 1 study guide for each class...

Postby orangeswarm » Fri Feb 29, 2008 6:07 pm

stuffedburrito wrote:
paul1454 wrote:Contracts: E&E (but the Emanuels outline is a close second)

Property: Emanuels

Torts: Emanuels

Civ Pro: Glannon Guide hands down

I have no opinon on the rest.


Why do you prefer Emanuels over EE?


They are completely different in terms of how they convey information. EE is a textbook style format (you know, paragraphs and stuff), while Emanuels is organized into more of an outline format (although it still has paragraphs). I prefer less information.
:wink:

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Re: If you could ONLY buy 1 study guide for each class...

Postby the lsat hax0r » Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:05 am

I bought canned case briefs + understanding series/EE for each class. Served me well.

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Re: If you could ONLY buy 1 study guide for each class...

Postby joyce615 » Sun Mar 09, 2008 5:27 pm

the lsat hax0r wrote:I bought canned case briefs + understanding series/EE for each class. Served me well.


Which canned cased briefs did you get?

Getting E&E for all classes seems like a good investment but I'm lost when it comes to the briefs/outlines. I've heard of Gilberts and Emmanuels...what's the difference between the two?

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Re: If you could ONLY buy 1 study guide for each class...

Postby aguyingeorgia » Sun Mar 09, 2008 5:36 pm

joyce615 wrote:
the lsat hax0r wrote:I bought canned case briefs + understanding series/EE for each class. Served me well.


Which canned cased briefs did you get?

Getting E&E for all classes seems like a good investment but I'm lost when it comes to the briefs/outlines. I've heard of Gilberts and Emmanuels...what's the difference between the two?


Also something I was wondering...

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Re: If you could ONLY buy 1 study guide for each class...

Postby nonunique » Sun Mar 09, 2008 5:39 pm

Skip everything on Contracts except Chirelstein. Say it with me: Chirelstein.

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Re: If you could ONLY buy 1 study guide for each class...

Postby thedogship » Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:03 pm

I'd also like to endorse the Chirelstein contracts book. I've used the E&E for contracts as well, but it is a lot more dense and long than Chirelstein for essentially the same result. Plus, I've found that the Chirelstein book uses virtually all the same cases that were used in my class, which makes it particularly relevant and helpful. I'd say use the E&E like a month before your exam or throughout the semester, but closer to the test and especially if you are in a crunch, use the Chirelstein.

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Re: If you could ONLY buy 1 study guide for each class...

Postby ALilMusicFactry » Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:01 pm

Skip everything on Contracts except Chirelstein. Say it with me: Chirelstein.


TITCR. Some of the E&E's are more helpful than others. Chirelstein is the best thing out there for contracts, and it helps that it's also concise (I'm looking at you, Erwin Chemerinksky)!

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Re: If you could ONLY buy 1 study guide for each class...

Postby stuffedburrito » Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:09 pm

ALilMusicFactry wrote:
Skip everything on Contracts except Chirelstein. Say it with me: Chirelstein.


TITCR. Some of the E&E's are more helpful than others. Chirelstein is the best thing out there for contracts, and it helps that it's also concise (I'm looking at you, Erwin Chemerinksky)!


When referring to Chirelstein's book, you guys are talking about the one called Concepts And Case Analysis in the Law of Contracts, correct?

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Re: If you could ONLY buy 1 study guide for each class...

Postby 06072010 » Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:58 pm

(I'm looking at you, Erwin Chemerinksky)


I think the fact that its one volume is tremendous. Chemerinksky's treatise is bar none the best hornbook out there, in any subject. This avatar sucks.

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Re: If you could ONLY buy 1 study guide for each class...

Postby joyce615 » Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:33 pm

Can someone answer my previous question? :(

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Re: If you could ONLY buy 1 study guide for each class...

Postby stuffedburrito » Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:18 pm

joyce615 wrote:Can someone answer my previous question? :(


Another TLSer informed me that Emanuels are not as in-depth as Gilberts. So if you're looking for some fast tips and clarifications, then I believe you should go with Emanuels.

P.S. I also would appreciate someone to answer my previous question as well :wink: :

When referring to Chirelstein's book, you guys are talking about the one called Concepts And Case Analysis in the Law of Contracts, correct?

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Re: If you could ONLY buy 1 study guide for each class...

Postby nonunique » Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:23 pm

Yes, that's the book. It has a little sailboat on the cover.

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Re: If you could ONLY buy 1 study guide for each class...

Postby orangeswarm » Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:34 pm

joyce615 wrote:Getting E&E for all classes seems like a good investment but I'm lost when it comes to the briefs/outlines. I've heard of Gilberts and Emmanuels...what's the difference between the two?


Gilberts and Emmanuels are both outlines. I would go with Emanuels. Gilberts in unnecessarily long and Emanuels seems to focus more on what is most likely to be tested on an exam. Crunchtime is also a condensed Emanuels which focuses solely on the exam (i.e. flowcharts, test tips, and questions [emanuels has the same questions though]).

Canned briefs are different. The two main canned briefs are casenotes and legalines. I don't have much experience with the two because I usually just pull the brief off of lexis, but I did get a copy of legalines for property as an added bonus when I bought a related book from amazon. My .02 is that legalines seems to be a little better because, in addition to briefs, it is set up in an outline format [disclaimer: I've only casually looked over the casenotes briefs]. So not only to you get to skip reading the cases, you get a handy oultine as well. :wink:

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Re: If you could ONLY buy 1 study guide for each class...

Postby joyce615 » Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:48 pm

thanks paul for your wisdom. :)

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Re: If you could ONLY buy 1 study guide for each class...

Postby fratty » Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:11 pm

what have people found to be the best aid for the dukeminer property book?

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Re: If you could ONLY buy 1 study guide for each class...

Postby nonunique » Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:30 pm

The Property E&E and a healthy dose of Demsetz (everyone say it with me: "transaction costs!").

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Re: If you could ONLY buy 1 study guide for each class...

Postby Ipsa Dixit » Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:34 pm

nonunique wrote:and a healthy dose of Demsetz (everyone say it with me: "transaction costs!").


Ahahahaha because it's so true!


Also, I like Understanding Property.

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Re: If you could ONLY buy 1 study guide for each class...

Postby stuffedburrito » Tue Mar 11, 2008 1:03 am

Ipsa Dixit wrote:
nonunique wrote:and a healthy dose of Demsetz (everyone say it with me: "transaction costs!").


Ahahahaha because it's so true!


Also, I like Understanding Property.


What about the Emanuel for Property? I just bought it!!! :shock:




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