The Chemerinsky book is excellent for this. But remember - the Restatements are just one interpretation of case law. It's not like the UCC, whose every word matters.
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Yeah- the big difference is that tuition has increased much faster than the inflation rate. Now students are seen a bit more like paying customers.
Turow wrote his book in the 70's. Law school was probably a lot different back then than now.
I know a lot of people will disagree with this, but I don't think you need to dissect and understand every word of the case. Read it to figure out your idea of the issue, rule of law, and basic facts - enough so that when you're called on in class you can hold your own. But remember, you are NOT going to be tested on whether you remember the value of the hairy hand or the number of justices affected by Marbury v. Madison.The most important thing to get from the cases are the general rules of law that you'll be able to apply to your exams. All of my professors say they frown upon hornbooks, commercial outlines, E&E's, etc. But when you look at their exams and sample answers, it's all about applying black-letter law.
« on: September 11, 2006, 03:29:48 PM »
Wow, I hope you have relatively small classes. If not, you have very bad luck!
I have three classes where the professor goes all Socratic on people randomly, 2 or 3 people per class. So far I've gotten called on in two of those three classes, and the semster is six days old.
« on: September 08, 2006, 10:56:27 AM »
The past two coments actually sound fairly witty...
« on: September 07, 2006, 10:24:12 AM »
I just started 1L, so I'll see how it works, but I recently listened to the LEEWS CDs. It presented a very concrete strategy, which I hope will work. The one drawback is that the narrator is a bit long-winded, and he probably could have given the same information in half the time.
« on: September 06, 2006, 06:02:41 AM »
Ebay is the best source. If its springtime and you know the classes you're taking in the following semester, buy the outlines then. It seems like that's when there's the greatest supply and lowest demand, hence better prices.
« on: September 06, 2006, 06:00:26 AM »
I'd assume there's a strong positive correlation. But I forgot what heroin abuse has to do with law school...