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blong4133
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Keep or sell Text Books after classes

Postby blong4133 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:58 pm

Just curious what some people think about selling text books after you're done with a particular class. Would it be worth keeping the books to use as study aids for the Bar Exam, or would it be better to just sell them and take the money. I have my texts tabbed according to the legal issue/rule discussed in a given case and whatnot. I'm just curious because I plan on taking the West Virginia Bar Exam after graduation and know that the texts focus primarily on majority/minority rules rather than state specific rules.
So in short, is it worth keeping the books, or is it just as effective to sell them and rely on the Bar prep materials when the time comes?

I just finished my first semester and no longer need my torts book. I hated torts and I don't plan on taking advanced torts or any additional torts courses. And after this semester i'll have my property, contracts and civ pro books that I'll no longer need.

Thanks.

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Re: Keep or sell Text Books after classes

Postby reasonable_man » Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:59 pm

blong4133 wrote:Just curious what some people think about selling text books after you're done with a particular class. Would it be worth keeping the books to use as study aids for the Bar Exam, or would it be better to just sell them and take the money. I have my texts tabbed according to the legal issue/rule discussed in a given case and whatnot. I'm just curious because I plan on taking the West Virginia Bar Exam after graduation and know that the texts focus primarily on majority/minority rules rather than state specific rules.
So in short, is it worth keeping the books, or is it just as effective to sell them and rely on the Bar prep materials when the time comes?

I just finished my first semester and no longer need my torts book. I hated torts and I don't plan on taking advanced torts or any additional torts courses. And after this semester i'll have my property, contracts and civ pro books that I'll no longer need.

Thanks.



They have very little value going forward. They are useless for the bar exam. They look great on a book shelf though.

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Re: Keep or sell Text Books after classes

Postby blong4133 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:36 pm

reasonable_man wrote:
blong4133 wrote:Just curious what some people think about selling text books after you're done with a particular class. Would it be worth keeping the books to use as study aids for the Bar Exam, or would it be better to just sell them and take the money. I have my texts tabbed according to the legal issue/rule discussed in a given case and whatnot. I'm just curious because I plan on taking the West Virginia Bar Exam after graduation and know that the texts focus primarily on majority/minority rules rather than state specific rules.
So in short, is it worth keeping the books, or is it just as effective to sell them and rely on the Bar prep materials when the time comes?

I just finished my first semester and no longer need my torts book. I hated torts and I don't plan on taking advanced torts or any additional torts courses. And after this semester i'll have my property, contracts and civ pro books that I'll no longer need.

Thanks.



They have very little value going forward. They are useless for the bar exam. They look great on a book shelf though.

It is a definite ego boost when the girlfriend comes to visit and comments on the books on the bookshelf. haha

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Re: Keep or sell Text Books after classes

Postby johnnyutah » Tue Jan 04, 2011 3:38 pm

blong4133 wrote:Just curious what some people think about selling text books after you're done with a particular class. Would it be worth keeping the books to use as study aids for the Bar Exam, or would it be better to just sell them and take the money. I have my texts tabbed according to the legal issue/rule discussed in a given case and whatnot. I'm just curious because I plan on taking the West Virginia Bar Exam after graduation and know that the texts focus primarily on majority/minority rules rather than state specific rules.
So in short, is it worth keeping the books, or is it just as effective to sell them and rely on the Bar prep materials when the time comes?

I just finished my first semester and no longer need my torts book. I hated torts and I don't plan on taking advanced torts or any additional torts courses. And after this semester i'll have my property, contracts and civ pro books that I'll no longer need.

Thanks.

Retake.

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Re: Keep or sell Text Books after classes

Postby Stupendous_Man » Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:11 am

It's a good question. I'm debating what to do with my books, cause I see a bunch of people on here studying for the bar and complaining that their barbri class didn't cover a topic here and there. Any shot these topics are in my many, many supplements?

I'm definitely selling my casebooks since I'll be getting tens of dollars I desperately need (out of the hundreds we've spent on them), but if I have to re-buy e&e's and other supps that's gonna be incredibly lame, considering I'm getting like a 1% return here anyway. Anyone know some grads they can ask if they wished they had kept some of their books?

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Re: Keep or sell Text Books after classes

Postby reasonable_man » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:13 am

Stupendous_Man wrote:It's a good question. I'm debating what to do with my books, cause I see a bunch of people on here studying for the bar and complaining that their barbri class didn't cover a topic here and there. Any shot these topics are in my many, many supplements?

I'm definitely selling my casebooks since I'll be getting tens of dollars I desperately need (out of the hundreds we've spent on them), but if I have to re-buy e&e's and other supps that's gonna be incredibly lame, considering I'm getting like a 1% return here anyway. Anyone know some grads they can ask if they wished they had kept some of their books?



If you can't find what you need in Bar review supplements, its probably not on the test.

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Re: Keep or sell Text Books after classes

Postby Aeon » Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:54 am

The sooner you sell your casebooks after finishing the subject, the better. They're not particularly useful outside of class. Their authors also regularly churn out new editions, so if you wait too long and a new one is published, it'll be more difficult to get a good price on the old casebook.

Bar prep courses should give you everything you need, and if for some reason you feel the urge to look up a point of law, then I'd just take a look at a hornbook or treatise in your law school's library.

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Re: Keep or sell Text Books after classes

Postby 20160810 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:31 pm

I keep mine, but there's no terribly great reason to do so

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Re: Keep or sell Text Books after classes

Postby Norwood » Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:31 pm

Can't imagine why you would need a casebook to study for the BAR or any other use in teh future. All it is a book of cases and questions without answers to anything. It's not like a textbook that you can refer to that explains the subject in detail. Your outline for the course is probably more useful.

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Re: Keep or sell Text Books after classes

Postby Stupendous_Man » Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:12 am

SBL wrote:I keep mine, but there's no terribly great reason to do so

They make great set dressing for a student film about law school, or to fill your rich mahogany shelves with serious looking books to impress the ladies.




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