jdemmitt wrote:YankeesFan wrote:PirateCapn- would you mind telling us what supplements you brought for your classes, which ones you found most hepful for each first semester class, etc..?
I am reading through PLS, and right now he wants to buy everything... and that seems expensive.
I think supplements are very professor-dependent. The ones that everyone seems to recommend regardless of the professor are the Contracts E&E, Civ. Pro. E&E, Understanding Crim. Law by Dressler (which I didn't find particularly helpful), and E&E for Torts. I bought them all and found all but Understanding Crim. Law to be very helpful. I thought Understanding Crim. Law was in too much of a narrative format. I found that I definitely prefer a checklist/short paragraphs with examples approach.
The supplements I bought that were more dependent upon the professor were Gilbert's Torts (professor wrote it) and Acing Civ. Pro (checklist format). Acing Civ. Pro was a lifesaver (combine it with a great outline to regurgitate and you can ace Walker's exam). I liked Gilbert's Torts more than the Torts E&E because it was written in pretty much the same style that my professor taught since he wrote it. The best advice that I can give you is to wait until you see how your professors teach and see if they recommend specific supplements. If you are determined to go ahead and buy supplements before school starts, I would probably start with the E&Es because they are almost universally well-regarded (except for Criminal Law -- Most people say that the Crim. Law E&E is useless, but I didn't try it).
I've bought piles of supplements for this semester too, but, since I don't know whether or not they will actually help me (and because I haven't really gotten around to outlining/going through supplements yet), I'll hold off on recommending/not recommending any of those.