SweetnessUVA wrote:So I have nine months and no job (I'm travelling until school starts), so I'm going to bring the E&E books to read before starting school. My question is about the horn books. Are the recommendations offered by TLS correct for UVA or are there better horn books to buy and study from?
The TLS Recommendations:
Torts (Prosser & Keeton)
Criminal Law (La Fave)
Contracts (Calamari & Perill) - also recommends Corbin's Contracts
Civil Procedure (Friedenthal, Kane & Miller)
Constitutional Law (Nowak & Rotunda)
I can't say that I used any of those.
Criminal Law: Low (It's not the greatest book but most the professors use the textbook written by Bonnie, Low and a few other professors)
Civil Procedure: Glannon
I'd skip Con Law and Property (actually I'd skip all of them before law school). Both Property and Con Law are taught during 2nd semester and you will remember next to nothing.
These are the four, right?:
* Concepts And Case Analysis in the Law of Contracts (Concepts and Insights) - Marvin A. Chirelstein
* Black Letter Outline on Criminal Law - Peter W. Low
* The Glannon Guide to Civil Procedure: Learning Civil Procedure Through Multiple-Choice Questions and Analysis - Joseph W. Glannon
* The Forms and Functions of Tort Law, 3d (Concepts and Insights) - Kenneth S. Abraham
In addition to these and the E&E series, is that pretty much it for books that will be used for the 1L first semester? Also, how much variance is there between different professors in the use of these books?