« on: April 18, 2015, 03:39:12 PM »
Vanceap3 - I purchased all the required books but used it mainly in a supplemental capacity. NU provides you many resources to succeed, PowerPoint, Online lectures and you can download lecture to iPod which is great to listen while working out, etc. Professors respond promptly to any question, you can schedule a phone call or skype meetings as well. You also have access to their library database, WesLaw, and Lexus Nexus. Each class provides a workbook, which basically is another law book, I made sure I knew it from cover to cover. In terms of books, if you search online like Amazon, you should be able to get used books and stay within 200 -250 per year for books. Keep in mind you have 8 months to prepare for 1 exam, so realistically you don't have to get the books right away, because you can focus on the workbook and online lectures. Most of the required books are written by the professor of the class. Exams are essays and multiple choice. I used the IRAC method in answering the questions, although they called it something else but it was the same concept. You will have plenty of opportunities to submit practice essays for the Professor to critique.
As far as sharia law, NU taught common law principles only. Good luck to you!