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Current Law Students / Re: property supplement
« on: April 15, 2006, 09:42:18 PM »
I've used Understanding Property Law by Sprankling. I got an A last semester on a C- curve and used the supplement exclusively

That's insane. That's like getting an A+++++ on a regular, undergrad curve.

typo there, I meant C+...that would be insane if that were the case

yea. i actually should have called BS on that because i highly doubt any school has a C- curve. haha.

my school has a B- (2.7) curve and that is very low. a 3.35 puts you in the top 5%.

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Current Law Students / Re: property supplement
« on: April 15, 2006, 12:53:29 AM »
Understanding Property Law by Sprankling is very good.

The E&E is very good, but weaker in some areas (e.g. covenants). On the plus side: it has hypos. I think it's very strong on estates and future interests. Very simple explanation of EFI's and good hypos.

Gilberts on Property is good too. If you are going to pick one I would probably go with Understanding Property Law (depending on your needs though).

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Current Law Students / Re: property supplement
« on: April 15, 2006, 12:50:14 AM »
I've used Understanding Property Law by Sprankling. I got an A last semester on a C- curve and used the supplement exclusively

That's insane. That's like getting an A+++++ on a regular, undergrad curve.

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Current Law Students / Re: Boston Legal Market
« on: April 15, 2006, 12:40:50 AM »
Try the Turkey Carver on honey wheat.

oh man you just made me really hungry. havent had one of those in years but i used to love them.

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Current Law Students / Re: Law School Weekends
« on: April 10, 2006, 05:10:26 PM »
Does anyone just put the books away and enjoy themselves on the weekend? I plan on approaching law school like a full time job: Wake up by 9 am everyday Monday-Friday, study, go to daily classes, study more until I go to sleep. If this were my daily schedule Monday-Friday would I be able to enjoy my weekends, relax, visit the girlfriend (who will be a little about 2 hours away). Is this a realistic approach or is this not possible. I am going to be a 1L in the fall. Thanks!

You wake up at 9 am for your full time job?

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RE: study groups

the vast majority of the stuff can be done more efficiently on your own. i like meeting in groups once in a blue moon for a couple reasons: (1) it forces me to sit down and get some work done, (2) it's a different way of learning and it changes things up a bit so that it doesnt get so boring doing everything on my own, and (3) it helps to see someone else's view on things.

it's good to get away from stuff for awhile, especially towards exam time. it also helps you to gauge your classmates' knowledge. it's tough studying on your own and not knowing whether everyone else knows more than you or not. when you meet up with a study group, you may find that you know more than they do. this has the effect of increasing your confidence a lot. (at least that's what ive found.)

im not advocating using study groups -- i use them very little. but i think they can be helpful if used sparingly.

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pmbr rep.?

One thing I wish I had done early on is register for both barbri and pmbr courses.  First, you get the benefit of locking in the price of bar reveiw courses which increase in price every year, and second, you get free study aids for your courses just for enrolling.  Finally, at my school, barbri showed video lectures of first year law subjects around finals time which many people found helpful.  PMBR is really good for preparing for multi-state type questions that many law professors ask on multiple choice exams, and they've got great audio study aids.  I think that the deposit for PMBR for a 1L is like $100, which goes toward the price of the bar course you are likely to take eventually, and you get like 3 study aids or something for free when you join.  I heard about this website put together by a PMBR rep that makes the enrollment process quick and easy.  It's www.easypmbr.com.  Best of luck in your first year!!!

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just download the powerpoint viewer (supposedly the link above is for this) for free for now.

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It's just a good book. Simple explanation of the law. Fairly thorough, though not quite as thorough as Dressler's.

Pro's of Dressler's: Better explanation of the law.

Pro's of E&E: Has hypos and explanations of the hypos in it.


Crim law E&E is a piece of *&^%. I follow the PLS approach and still think that... avoid the book at all costs

Are you kidding me? I guess it just goes to show how everyone is different. The Crim Law E&E is my bible for the way my crim law class is taught. I barely read my casebook because its a bunch of crap  but I read the E&E and I am golden.

I agree. The Crim Law E&E is very good.

Why?

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Current Law Students / Re: Finals
« on: April 05, 2006, 11:33:45 PM »
This semester has been about 1.5 times the amount of work of last semester. I guess they figure we are more efficient now.

I've noticed that all my outlines this semester are about two times longer than last semester. (so maybe twice as much work, who knows)

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