« on: October 29, 2005, 09:26:11 AM »
Reading at least one or two of the Examples and Explanations books such as Contracts or Civil Procedure before the first semester helps some people. Don't try to memorize them or make an outline. How your particular professor teaches the course is really what you need to focus on. However, I don't think it hurts to read them. I mean, I've never hear anyone say, "I read the E&E Contracts books before I took the course, and I just learned it all wrong!"
I understand the argument that it's really all about the particular professor who is teaching the course, but if you have read these books before class, some people, at least, will be better "listeners" in class for having read them. It helps with note-taking.