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2L...what to do with 1L books?

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2L...what to do with 1L books?
« on: July 15, 2008, 07:28:02 AM »
Apologies if there is a similar thread somewhere (if so, please guide me there...).

So I finished 1L and am wondering what to do with my books. I want to get rid of as many as possible. But are there casebooks or supplements you should keep for studying for the bar? Should I keep the FRCP and/or the UCC? Supplements such as Emmanuel (Contracts) and E&E (CivPro and CrimPro)?

Thanks for any advice.

Re: 2L...what to do with 1L books?
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2008, 08:30:25 AM »
there are a bunch of threads on here about this (ironically, one of them was mine)

here are two I found really quickly and I am sure I will find more later

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/students/index.php?topic=3001181.msg3007465

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/students/index.php?topic=4011928.msg5130120

I guess the general consensus is to sell.... Hopefully I will get around to selling mine at some point

hope that helps

Re: 2L...what to do with 1L books?
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2008, 09:52:29 AM »
BarBri will give you everything you need.
Sell what you want, and keep the ones that you think look pretty to put on your bookshelf to impress clients and/or friends with your learnedness.

Re: 2L...what to do with 1L books?
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2008, 10:48:47 AM »
Apologies if there is a similar thread somewhere (if so, please guide me there...).

So I finished 1L and am wondering what to do with my books. I want to get rid of as many as possible. But are there casebooks or supplements you should keep for studying for the bar? Should I keep the FRCP and/or the UCC? Supplements such as Emmanuel (Contracts) and E&E (CivPro and CrimPro)?

Thanks for any advice.

I will say why sell them when all you get is a meagre amount of money. You call sell some when the price reflects the quality of the book, some people take the piss wanting to get a used book for way less than half price, it doesn't hurt to keep them, does it?

Re: 2L...what to do with 1L books?
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2008, 11:15:42 AM »
Try selling them directly to students.  If you sell them back to the bookstore, you will likely get a fraction of what you paid for it - even if you bought it used.  If you sell it to a friend, you can get at least 75% of what you initially paid for it at the bookstore.  And everyone will win, except for the bookstore - the student you are selling it to will get the book for 25% cheaper (than if he were to pay for it at the bookstore), and you will be getting at least 50% more (than if you were to sell it back to your bookstore).


Re: 2L...what to do with 1L books?
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2008, 11:40:03 AM »
You aren't going to need them for the bar.  Referencing casebooks or even codes while studying for the bar isn't a very effective manner of studying.  Like another poster said, barbri will give you the law that you need for the bar - in a form that is much more concise than primary source materials. 

The only reason I could see in favor of keeping them is to put them in your office so you can "look like a lawyer."  That's entirely up to you, but I had no problem getting rid of mine.  The only books that I kept were ones where new editions were coming out and I couldn't even get $15 for them on amazon.  I unloaded the rest. 

Re: 2L...what to do with 1L books?
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2008, 06:34:56 PM »
I don't think I can resell mine because I had them cut up and bound into smaller pieces (they also don't look pretty on the outside because of this.)  I have also written all over them and highlighted chunks of them. 

So I put them in a box along with any other 1L crap and shoved the box under my bed.

Bonfire someday.

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Re: 2L...what to do with 1L books?
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2008, 04:18:23 AM »
Here's a perfect solution.  Put posters like these around your school on the bulletin boards.