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1) Examples & Explanations for contracts
2) Farnsworth Contracts (hornbook)
3) Chirelstein
4) Emanuel's
5) Casenote legal briefs
6) Cases & materials on contracts by farnsworth, young & sanger
(Or is that the same as #2?)

If you are using the Eisenberg book, get Gilbert because Eisenberg wrote it.  Gilbert is always a good call, regardless of the casebook author, but it makes even more sense to use it when the casebook and the outline were written by the same professor.  You know I love Examples and Explanations, so I would also recommend that. 

Hey Ruskie,

Can you tell me what you think about these too?

1) Modern Property law by, Bruce & Ely
2) Emanuel's
3) Introduction to the law of real property by, Moynihan
4) E&E


Try Gilbert's and Seigel's.  Seigel's has a lot of practice questions.  You may also want to try Examples and Explanations. 

The only one on that list that I have experience using is the Examples and Explanations.  Personally, I love that series and have a book for every subject that I take.  It's really good exam practice because you get exam-style questions at the end of each topic or chapter. 

Of the Examples and Explanations series, the most famed one is Civ Pro and I must agree that it is probably the best-written, most complete E & E.  The Property one is good, for the reasons mentioned above, but it does not cover all the little nuances of doctrine that you will find in a commercial outline like Gilbert.  I suggest using the E & E with Gilbert for a complete coverage of Property.

Good luck!

Current Law Students / Re: Dating lawyers
« on: April 24, 2005, 07:17:11 PM »
There are lawyers who are regular people...

Of course there are, Noelle!  Personally, I resent the stigma associated with our profession.  The reason I said I would rather date a school teacher than a lawyer (or a doctor for that matter) is that I would like to be with someone who's schedule isn't as full as mine.  I think it would be very difficult to find time to spend together if you both have very demanding jobs.

Current Law Students / Re: Social life in law school
« on: April 24, 2005, 07:15:14 PM »
Awww, thanks, Kelly.

Sands - there's too much bull and drama there for me.  Please tell your boy HBCU to keep me out of y'all's *&^% over there.

Current Law Students / Re: Lexis and Westlaw Points
« on: April 23, 2005, 11:17:01 PM »
What do you guys do to get all those points?  Log in and make random searches just to get the daily points?

Current Law Students / Re: Dating lawyers
« on: April 23, 2005, 11:15:07 PM »
I think I'd rather date a school teacher.  Honestly.

Current Law Students / Re: The FL and GA Bar
« on: April 23, 2005, 11:13:45 PM »
Thank you.  That really did clear up any concerns!!!    ;D 

Glad I could help.  Good luck with HK!

Current Law Students / Re: Social life in law school
« on: April 23, 2005, 11:12:55 PM »
Hi, everyone!  I am an udergraduate planning to apply to law schools soon, and I wanted to ask the opinions of some seasoned veterans about what social life is like in law school (if there is any?).  Is it hard to make friends?  Does the competitiveness of law school make people not very friendly?  Do law students usually hang out only with other law students - have their own parties, events - or is there intermingling with other graduates and/or undergraduates at the school?  Is there a lot of gossip, cliques?  What do law students do for fun/rest, if they are not studying?  Feel free to share anything you think might be interesting: anecdotes, comments, comparisons with undergraduate life - I am very interested.

I realize that experiences of people will vary greatly from one law school to another, but it's still interesting to hear what people's experiences out there are.  It would be interesting to know, what school you're attending, but you don't have to say, if you don't want to.  But do mention if you're at a big, medium or small class-size/school.

Thanks a lot to everyone, who replies!

Most of this will depend on the school you choose to attend.  There is a variety of social and academic environments.  Some schools will inevitably require more studying than others -- think schools with C grading curves and/or high attrition rates.

As Noelle has aptly pointed out, many law students do lie about how much they study.  I think, however, that this is unintentional, because when you study a great deal, the process seems to take up all the spare time you have.  Six hours a day may seem like a lot to someone who breezed through undergrad without ever cracking open a book.

The problem with having a social life in law school is the incessant guilt you feel every minute that you are out having a good time instead of studying.  That really gets to me.  I haven't been drunk since last Halloween. :'(

Online Law Schools / Re: Concord Law School
« on: April 23, 2005, 09:24:53 PM »
You continue to attribute comments, ideas and qualities to me without having any basis for doing so.  You can save your demonstration of superb intellect for your professors or collegues, or anyone else who cares to listen to your ramblings.  I prefer not to argue with people like you.  You remind me of those people in class who won't shut up because they have an insatiable need to demontrate their collection of 5-dollar words and superior knowledge of the material at hand.  It is my right to limit that torture to the gunners I have to put up with in my classes.  Now if you will please excuse me, I have finals in two weeks and must study.

Online Law Schools / Re: Concord Law School
« on: April 23, 2005, 09:03:40 PM »
Ok, let's talk about things you did say. How were you acting professionally while regaling the board with your sexual adventures with black men? The "broom closet" conversations on BLSD are one of numerous examples.

Apparently your 99th percentile LSAT score has failed to give you a sense of humor and an ability to spot jokes.

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