What other things can the OL's save a little jack on by getting it early?
You know you will need a most recent copy of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Look on half.com, ebay, etc.
Examples and Explanations for Civil Procedure, Glannon, 4th ed. (HIGHLY USEFUL!)
The Bluebook, 18th edition ("A Uniform System of Citation"
wait to buy any other books for LRW, they will typically only assign one main resource book. See the syllabus and then decide how heavily your prof. uses them. Use the reserve room.
Y'all chip in with other suggestions. This should save you enough to buy us a beer.
Why the 4th edition of Glannon's book? Does the 5th edition not have anything substantial added to it? Also, I assume we want the "educational" version of the fed rules of civ pro?
Which supplements are best for the other courses and worked well for you? I've heard they're very helpful with torts and property as well, but not sure if Glannon's torts book is tops or not; or does this depend at all on which section I am placed in?
Oh, my memory is stale. 5th edition is fine, but you will get 4th cheaper and I don't recall there being really any meaningful differences. Someone correct me if I am wrong.
All you want for the Fed Rules is one that has official comments and histories. You will get a free pocket version from Lexis, but that is hardly useful.
Mine also had selected federal statutes in the back, but I could have done without them and just relied on Lexis, Westlaw or any number of free sites.
I hope someone else will hop in with other suggestions.
I was able to save $80 alone by searching for my Civ pro book on Half.com. Point is, you can fish around for the good supplements before you know which prof you have. You can find stuff really cheap right after the bar exam when everyone is clearing out their old books. That is now.