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General Board / Re: Best Property Law Supplement
« on: July 19, 2008, 11:11:26 AM »
The Lexis Understanding series (Understanding Property by Sprankling) and anything that helps with future interests (Law in a Flash helped explain it as did the crunchtime book and its flow chart). Also, for a commercial outline, if your casebook author is Dukeminier, pick up his Gilbert's book.

Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Commercial Outlines
« on: July 19, 2008, 11:07:27 AM »
I found some of the E&Es helpful but not all. Definitely think Glannon's Torts and Civ Pro were great. I agree that the best thing, other than preparing your own outline, is to make friends with a 2L or 3L who had the same prof then supplement your outline with theirs. Commercial outlines can be good for this too, but just not as good. I also agree with getting something keyed to your casebook or at least written by the same author (ex. Dukeminier is popular casebook among Property profs and he also authored several study guides). Its important to find what works best for you. That's why I recommend trying a few different ones out (there's a zillion out there besides Gilbert and Emanuel, such as Blonds, the Lexis Understanding Series, Crunchtime, Law in a Flash, which is especially good for short hypos, Q&A series or Exam Pro (good for exam prep) and for briefs the High Court Case Summaries or Casenote or Legalines series. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. ;)

Book sales, auctions, trades, etc. / sold
« on: July 19, 2008, 10:57:04 AM »

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Supplies?
« on: July 19, 2008, 10:53:51 AM »
Another billion highlighters  ;D, study aids now before the demand goes up along with the prices, lots of paper if you plan on printing notes and outlines, toner/ink cartridges, a USB drive or some program that automatically backs up your stuff especially if you forget to back things up manually like me

Book Sales and Trades / eBay auction on books 1L-3L and bar review
« on: July 13, 2008, 03:18:48 PM »
Revised. See next post

I'm selling several first-year books. PM me with an offer. Once I know what you're interested in, we can figure out shipping costs.

Legal writing and research
LEEWS Primer (Updated fifth edition)
Bluebook Uniform System of Citation (18th edition)
Basic Legal Research Tools and Strategies (writing on inside cover)
ALWD Citation Manual (2nd edition)

Blond's Contracts
Emanuel Law Outlines - Contracts
Law in a Flash - Contracts

Crim Law
Law in a Flash- Criminal law

Con law
Blond's Con Law
Understanding Con Law
BarCharts - Con Law

Blond's Torts
E&E Torts
BarCharts - Torts
Law in a Flash - Torts

Civ Pro
E&E Civ Pro (with highlighting)
BarCharts - Civ Pro
FRCP's 2007 edition for Civ Pro
Law in a Flash Parts I and II

Gilbert Law Summaries - Property by Dukeminier
Law in a Flash - Real Property
Law in a Flash - Future Interests

Barbri first-year review (pencil marks on a few exams)
BarBri First-year survival guide
A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr
A Documentary Companion to A Civil Action (Revised edition)

Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Outlining Software
« on: July 11, 2008, 08:07:46 AM »
My 1L year was the first time I used OneNote and it is absolutely awesome. So much easier than fighting Word or other programs than autoformat. Only downside is drawing diagrams, but that's probably because I'm not that great with the touchpad on my laptop and am weighed down by the casebooks too much to even want to carry a couple more ounces for a mouse.

I started when I was 29 and personally I found the time between undergrad and starting law school extremely helpful in learning to manage time and handle pressure. Your work experience will be a plus.

If you are concerned about a firm passing you by because you don't know if you made law review yet or not, put on your resume that you competed in the write-on competition. By the time you get an interview, you hopefully will have the results to discuss. The downside, if you don;t make it, you have to explain why.

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