« on: June 22, 2005, 07:19:31 PM »
I've revised my initial proposed set of supplements. Here is the revised set:
E&E (sorry Ruskie )
Some of the above is tentative, such as Delaney for Crim Law (recommended in PLSII) and the Crunch Time for Torts (I'm not sure if either of these are good). And also - I'll probably get some canned briefs, like High Court Case Summaries (I'll figure this out later).E&E's for the following subjects:
Gilberts First Year Set
Serisously, you are wasting your money on the Torts E&E. It's very incomplete.
Quite honestly, I think all of you pre-1L's are jumping the gun buying supplements this early. I remember being you, being so eager to start I was ready to start plowing my way through casebooks by mid-June if I knew which ones to get. Just like you guys, I loaded up on the supplements before starting school. I read them a bit before classes started, but by the end of the semester I completely regretted the financial waste. Some of the supplements lay untouched on my shelves -- they weren't very good for that particular subject. I had to get other supplements to replace the wrong ones I had purchased. Other supplements I found din't work for my learning style. I will be passing them down to my unsuspecting friend who starts at Boalt this fall.
It's very worthwhile to wait a couple of weeks, feel out the class, reidentify your learning style, and see if your professor suggests any supplements. I don't think anyone who waits a week or two into classes to buy supplements in any way jeapordizes his chances of getting an A.