thetravelinglawyer wrote:Does anyone have any suggestions on textbooks - which to rent vs buy, which to get new vs used, etc? Leaning towards renting new for all of them, seems like the best compromise between cost vs avoiding excessive highlighting/notes from previous owners.
If you like to write on the books, buy. If you hate seeing pages highlighted, rent (don't buy new if you can avoid it). I bought mine used if I could, and a couple of them had excellent highlighting and notes. All the highlighted parts were actually the important aspects of the case, and it was very helpful when I didn't read and just wanted to skim before class. On the same note, one had really shitty highlighting - everything was highlighted, just in different colors. It didn't bother me, but it would have really bothered some.
Tldr; do what you're comfortable with. By now you've been through undergrad and know what kind of things will bother you.