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Current Law Students / Re: Supplements
« on: July 05, 2007, 08:05:44 PM »
I used the understanding series for all of those subjects.  They were pretty helpful.

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Current Law Students / Re: Commercial Outlines? or WHAT....help
« on: September 13, 2006, 08:59:43 PM »
what is have u guys found to be the most helpful study aids.  should i be looking at getting commercial outlines or hornbooks or what?


and what brand/author/publsiher is the best?

thanks.


It really depends on your casebooks/authors.  If you're looking for a short cut to briefing each case, you'll want either High Court Case Summaries or Legallines and make sure it's keyed to your casebook.  If you're looking for help with outlines you'll want a commercial outline like Gilbert's or Emanuels on your particular subject.   

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I learned it as an affirmative defense.

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Current Law Students / Re: Where does one buy commercial briefs/outlines?
« on: September 01, 2006, 05:12:14 PM »
Okay I'm sorry if this post seems stupid, but can someone please help me out. Can I find this kind of stuff at my local Borders? What are some good commercial brief/outline companies? Do they just sell briefs to one whole book or how does it work?

Nope you won't find them at Borders. You will find them at your local law school bookstore though. There's also barristerbooks.com or for used study aids look on half.com or ebay.
Commerical outlines are different from commercial briefs. Commercial outlines outline the main topics and rules of a subject, while commercial briefs will have briefs for all the cases in your casebook.  Your main option for commercial outlines are Gilbert or Emanuels.  For commerical briefs which are keyed to your specific case book there's High Court Case Summaries, Casenotes, or Legalines. 

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Current Law Students / Re: Outliner 4.0 VS OneNote
« on: June 23, 2006, 12:05:09 PM »
I used StoreLaw for a little while, then Word, and then finally OneNote. OneNote is awesome because you can really organize your notes, outlines, etc. all in one.  Storelaw just didn't have enough features that I could really make use of.  My vote is for OneNote.   Also, check with your campus bookstores because I got the student version of OneNote for like $20 and it was well worth it.

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Current Law Students / Re: Conditions - Express v. Constructive
« on: April 24, 2006, 05:45:38 PM »
The way I see it is that an express condition is specifically stated by the parties, whereas a contructive condition is created by the court. 

I didn't think an express condition can become a constructive condition....I see them as two separate things.

Anyone else have thoughts?

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So...is it fair to assume that, in those classes which are merely a continuation from fall ("Contracts II" "Torts II"), everything on the exam in December will be tested on the exam in June?

No, that's not how my classes work.  For example, Contracts I was all about the formation of a contract, but in Contracts II we're learning how to break a contract.   

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Current Law Students / Re: Advice on Study Aids/Hornbooks! PLease!
« on: January 20, 2006, 10:31:59 PM »
what casebooks are you using?

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At usnews.com, the tiers are split "Top 100, Tier 3, Tier 4." So where does that leave tier 2? Where does tier 1 stop and tier 2 start?

Schools 51-100 are considered tier 2.

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Which school give you a restart option?  I've never heard of this...

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