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

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:22 pm
by geekrocker37
Beyond the 1L title, was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for 2L study guides.

Taking Evidence, Biz Orgs, Fed Tax, and Legal Profession next Semester, thinking about buying books now when they may be cheaper from 2/3L's unloading them.

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

Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:21 pm
by schooner
About buying casebooks - do you think it's better to buy used textbooks that are marked up/highlighted, especially if the former owner got an A, or better to get a clean copy? In undergrad I almost always bought used books because they're cheaper, but also tried hard to get clean copies because studying was easier with them when the only markings were mine.

But maybe it's different for casebooks? I know a lot of 1L-3Ls here TLS say they don't agonize over briefing cases. Maybe it's better to start out with marked up casebooks - ?

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

Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:34 pm
by myq
schooner wrote:About buying casebooks - do you think it's better to buy used textbooks that are marked up/highlighted, especially if the former owner got an A, or better to get a clean copy? In undergrad I almost always bought used books because they're cheaper, but also tried hard to get clean copies because studying was easier with them when the only markings were mine.

But maybe it's different for casebooks? I know a lot of 1L-3Ls here TLS say they don't agonize over briefing cases. Maybe it's better to start out with marked up casebooks - ?


Overall I'd just go with what's cheaper. Sometimes the highlighting in my used casebooks were helpful for cold calls. I guess it can also be helpful when reading the cases to just make sure you're not missing something important. I would in no way rely on the highlighting though.

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

Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:16 am
by Hadlendale
schooner wrote:About buying casebooks - do you think it's better to buy used textbooks that are marked up/highlighted, especially if the former owner got an A, or better to get a clean copy? In undergrad I almost always bought used books because they're cheaper, but also tried hard to get clean copies because studying was easier with them when the only markings were mine.

But maybe it's different for casebooks? I know a lot of 1L-3Ls here TLS say they don't agonize over briefing cases. Maybe it's better to start out with marked up casebooks - ?


Maybe this is just me but I HATE used books when they have highlighting in them. I always find myself distracted as I critique the previous owner's highlights ("mmm...that wasn't important...what an idiot for highlighting that!")

But I still buy 'em used cause I'm cheap :(

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

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:03 pm
by redfern86
Do I need to get the whole LEEWS set or will just the Primer do? Do the CDs make that much of a difference?

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

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:24 pm
by hurldes
redfern86 wrote:Do I need to get the whole LEEWS set or will just the Primer do? Do the CDs make that much of a difference?


same question... the primer is only $45 but the whole set runs from $150 to $300 on Amazon.

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

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:25 pm
by dabbadon8
hurldes wrote:
redfern86 wrote:Do I need to get the whole LEEWS set or will just the Primer do? Do the CDs make that much of a difference?


same question... the primer is only $45 but the whole set runs from $150 to $300 on Amazon.


From what I understand the primer is essentially useless without the CDs. It is intentionally out of order and is more of a workbook to complement the course which is on the Cds.

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

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:29 pm
by schooner
Do people typically keep their 1L textbooks and supplements (as 2L-3L references and for the bar exam), or do most sell them back as soon as they're done with 1L?

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

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:32 pm
by YYZ
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Re: COMMON 0L QUESTIONS books, study guides, E&Es, studying,etc

Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 7:13 pm
by morris248
schooner wrote:Do people typically keep their 1L textbooks and supplements (as 2L-3L references and for the bar exam), or do most sell them back as soon as they're done with 1L?


Most seem to get rid of the textbook but keep the supplement for review. If you buy everything new at the bookstore you will pay $$$$. Check the pricing at the online sites for used ones and have it shipped to you. Check Craigslist also.

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

Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:16 am
by cinephile
I have another LEEWS question. Does it matter what year/edition I get? I'm assuming (maybe wrongly) that it doesn't change that much because it just addresses how to organize exams/writing.

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

Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:19 pm
by MissLucky
does anyone have a link to this super popular Chemerinsky con law E&E?? (the most recent edition) I can't seem to find it anywhere!

Also, is this the most recent Glannon torts E&E http://www.amazon.com/Law-Torts-Example ... 0735588740?

and finally, which civil procedure E&E is the most useful? The Glannon Guide to Civil Procedure: Learning Civil Procedure Through Multiple-Choice Questions and Analysis http://www.amazon.com/Glannon-Guide-Civ ... 682&sr=1-2
or http://www.amazon.com/Examples-Explanat ... 752&sr=1-1 or both?

thanks a ton and forgive my ignorance!

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

Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:28 pm
by NYC Law
MissLucky wrote:does anyone have a link to this super popular Chemerinsky con law E&E?? (the most recent edition) I can't seem to find it anywhere!

Also, is this the most recent Glannon torts E&E http://www.amazon.com/Law-Torts-Example ... 0735588740?

and finally, which civil procedure E&E is the most useful? The Glannon Guide to Civil Procedure: Learning Civil Procedure Through Multiple-Choice Questions and Analysis http://www.amazon.com/Glannon-Guide-Civ ... 682&sr=1-2
or http://www.amazon.com/Examples-Explanat ... 752&sr=1-1 or both?

thanks a ton and forgive my ignorance!

I don't think Chemerinsky has a con law E&E, just a Principles & Policies book.
http://www.amazon.com/Constitutional-La ... 280&sr=1-2

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

Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:49 pm
by MissLucky
NYC Law wrote:
MissLucky wrote:does anyone have a link to this super popular Chemerinsky con law E&E?? (the most recent edition) I can't seem to find it anywhere!

Also, is this the most recent Glannon torts E&E http://www.amazon.com/Law-Torts-Example ... 0735588740?

and finally, which civil procedure E&E is the most useful? The Glannon Guide to Civil Procedure: Learning Civil Procedure Through Multiple-Choice Questions and Analysis http://www.amazon.com/Glannon-Guide-Civ ... 682&sr=1-2
or http://www.amazon.com/Examples-Explanat ... 752&sr=1-1 or both?

thanks a ton and forgive my ignorance!

I don't think Chemerinsky has a con law E&E, just a Principles & Policies book.
http://www.amazon.com/Constitutional-La ... 280&sr=1-2


Thank you!

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

Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:01 pm
by Gemini
Really useful thread! Can't believe LS starts in less than a month for most of us 0L's! :shock:

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

Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:02 pm
by Deuce
never saw this before... tag

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

Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:07 pm
by kwais
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Re: COMMON 0L QUESTIONS books, study guides, E&Es, studying,etc

Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:15 pm
by morris248
MissLucky wrote:does anyone have a link to this super popular Chemerinsky con law E&E?? (the most recent edition) I can't seem to find it anywhere!

Also, is this the most recent Glannon torts E&E http://www.amazon.com/Law-Torts-Example ... 0735588740?

and finally, which civil procedure E&E is the most useful? The Glannon Guide to Civil Procedure: Learning Civil Procedure Through Multiple-Choice Questions and Analysis http://www.amazon.com/Glannon-Guide-Civ ... 682&sr=1-2
or http://www.amazon.com/Examples-Explanat ... 752&sr=1-1 or both?

thanks a ton and forgive my ignorance!


That is the most recent torts.

Get the Glannon Guide for Civil Procedure

Here is the link to Constitutional Law: Principles And Policies
by Erwin Chemerinsky. It is only about 15.00 used and invaluable

http://www.law-school-books.com/constitutional-law.html

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

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:13 pm
by Puttanesca
Tagging this thread.

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

Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:30 pm
by Lasers
my civ pro professor is using the civil procedure: a modern approach casebook by marcus.

should i get the civ pro E&E by glannon (http://www.amazon.com/Examples-Explanat ... pd_sim_b_1) OR the gilbert supplement by marcus (http://www.amazon.com/Gilbert-Law-Summa ... ef=lh_ni_t); i've heard better things about the E&E but the gilbert is written by the same author of my casebook?

secondly, which of these horn books on civ pro do you guys recommend: the one authored by friedenthal (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/031415 ... PDKIKX0DER) OR by freer (http://www.amazon.com/Civil-Procedure-2 ... 0735578303)

thanks for the feedback!

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

Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:46 pm
by Paichka
Freer.

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

Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:35 am
by aria mariN
I just finished taking political science this year and taking up law this coming school year.,So my college money was mostly spent on my previous schooling so I'm kinda low in the budget for those study guides.,Is there a study guide that Is already complete?or what's the best book?can anyone recommend one?

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

Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:14 am
by eyedub
Tag.

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

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:32 am
by Mike12188
eyedub wrote:Tag.

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

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:27 pm
by Naked Dude
Is it a bad idea to get a hornbook not written by your casebook's author? I have the Dawson's Contracts casebook and despite hearing good things about the Calamari and Perillo hornbook I'm not sure if it would be kosher.