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Books/Etc Worth Investing in Before Law School

Postby sweetfrenchtoast » Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:19 pm

What books/materials are worth investing in before law school for law school?

I know there's a lot of discussion about Getting to Maybe and all...but should I buy a Black's Law Dictionary now (or do most people just use the online version)? A Bluebook? The E&Es or certain hornbooks (not to read them now necessarily...just because no matter what, I'll probably need them)?

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Postby justonemoregame » Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:46 pm

While I do like Kalvano's suggestion, as I think you can learn some secrets on the art of warfare while being entertained, if you truly want to get an edge on your competition without doing substantive prep, you should probably pick up a copy of this, especially if you don't want to fork over $40 for Bunch of Thoughts:

http://www.amazon.com/Pluto-Planet-Magi ... t+of+power


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Postby justonemoregame » Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:42 pm

Clyde Frog wrote:http://www.amazon.com/Harry-Potter-Sorcerers-Stone-Book/dp/059035342X



I mean, you could get Harry Potter if you want, it's kind of a classic, but I'm just not sure how helpful it is. I'm assuming OP's goal here it to kill a couple of birds with one stone. If you just want to relax with a good book that's one thing, but how about something a little more interactive:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Big-Coloring- ... lmf_tit_26

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Postby Clyde Frog » Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:48 pm

justonemoregame wrote:
Clyde Frog wrote:http://www.amazon.com/Harry-Potter-Sorcerers-Stone-Book/dp/059035342X



I mean, you could get Harry Potter if you want, it's kind of a classic, but I'm just not sure how helpful it is. I'm assuming OP's goal here it to kill a couple of birds with one stone. If you just want to relax with a good book that's one thing, but how about something a little more interactive:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Big-Coloring- ... lmf_tit_26



Lmao I'm dying right now

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Postby Tekrul » Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:12 am

Law school is all about grades and grades all come down to the final exam and a large component of performing well on the exam is issue spotting.

So here's a book to hone your spotting skills.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/076366179 ... mdp_mobile

Just get a quality commercial outline for each of your courses once you're at school, and take a look at this site's guides to doing well in law school. The "before law school" books really have to be read after you've been in classes and had some exposure to really get anything out of them.

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Postby Br3v » Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:19 am

sweetfrenchtoast wrote:What books/materials are worth investing in before law school for law school?

I know there's a lot of discussion about Getting to Maybe and all...but should I buy a Black's Law Dictionary now (or do most people just use the online version)? A Bluebook? The E&Es or certain hornbooks (not to read them now necessarily...just because no matter what, I'll probably need them)?

Serious answer:

Buy GTM if you want, I'd recommend it. If you only want to buy E&Es because you figure you will need them, don't. You can buy them used (probably depending on school) when the semester starts, and you will know then what supplements you want to buy anyways compared to just guessing now.

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Postby TTH » Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:26 am

The whipper-snappers on Law Review this past year swore by the online version of the bluebook, so there's that.

Otherwise, I'd get a couple of sex manuals, a bartender's bible, and spend what you save on supplements on cocaine. The library has all the treatises and study guides you need anyhow.

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Postby Ded Precedent » Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:36 am

TTH wrote:The whipper-snappers on Law Review this past year swore by the online version of the bluebook, so there's that.

How much does that run? Any special deals once you're on law review?

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Postby TTH » Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:39 am

Ded Precedent wrote:
TTH wrote:The whipper-snappers on Law Review this past year swore by the online version of the bluebook, so there's that.

How much does that run? Any special deals once you're on law review?


No clue bro. I stuck with the old fashioned version throughout law school.

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Postby jselson » Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:53 am

Ded Precedent wrote:
TTH wrote:The whipper-snappers on Law Review this past year swore by the online version of the bluebook, so there's that.

How much does that run? Any special deals once you're on law review?


https://www.legalbluebook.com/Purchase/ ... px?op=Book




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