For a clueless soon to be 1L, are there any subjects where it is unimportant to have the most up-to-date suppliment? For example, would an E&E for Civil Procedures from the mid to late 90's be as good as the most recent edition?
Before I started school, several people recommended the E&E by Glannon for Civ Pro. I have to agree it was a very helpful book. We also had a book on reserve in the library that explains all the federal rules in plain English; that book saved my a$$.I also recommend the Gilbert's property book by Dukeminier. Property got so much easier after I got this book.