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Current Law Students / Re: Restatement 2nd- Contracts
« on: September 20, 2006, 12:04:50 PM »
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.

Current Law Students / Re: Another insecure 1L post
« on: September 12, 2006, 06:19:54 AM »
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.

Current Law Students / Re: Do u get called on once or more than once???
« on: September 11, 2006, 12:29:48 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.

Current Law Students / Re: Contracts
« on: September 08, 2006, 06:28:08 PM »
I've been reading the Chirelstein book along with my casebook. It's a nice concise companion book that puts the law in plain language.

The past two coments actually sound fairly witty...

Current Law Students / Re: please recommend good final exam prep..!!
« on: September 07, 2006, 07:24:12 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.

Current Law Students / Re: Where does one buy commercial briefs/outlines?
« on: September 06, 2006, 03:02:41 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.

Current Law Students / Re: Adderall-Law school finals/studying
« on: September 06, 2006, 03:00:26 AM »
I'd assume there's a strong positive correlation. But I forgot what heroin abuse has to do with law school...

Why are guys imposing us this Wurtzel thing here? She's gone to the point of getting hooked to heroin, what kind of f**cking example does she set for law students? I'd understand someone who uses from time to time Adderall and Ritalin, maybe even coke, but heroin?! Elizabeth Wurtzel may be beautiful, but sorry, she's a whore!

What does heroin abusing have to do with being a whore?

Current Law Students / Re:
« on: September 04, 2006, 05:39:25 PM »
Isn't there another section for advertisements and product sales?

Current Law Students / Re:
« on: September 04, 2006, 01:16:57 PM »
Free sites that have case briefs:

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