I have said this before on other similar threads. First, I think it is, at best, a waste of time, and at worst a mistake, to try to study ahead for classes next year. You have absolutely no idea what your professor is going to focus on or from what perspective s/he will approach it. For example, to fully cover everything that could fall under the heading of "torts" could potentially take 5 or 6 3-credit courses. So, trying to learn it now before you know what your prof wants you to learn is a huge waste of time. Moreover, all books, treatises, study aids, etc. come at a topic with a specific method or approach -- law and economics, retributive, distributive, restorative, etc. Odds are that your prof's approach will differ, and all that matters at exam time is you being able to approach a problem the correct way, i.e. the way your prof thinks is correct. Learning it one way will solidify that method in your mind and maybe cause interference with grasping your professor's method of interpretation. Second, if you absolutely must study ahead in order to be able to sleep at night, don't use the Examples and Explanations (E&Es) now. Wait to use those when you are actually studying for exams. I absolutely swear by these books, but their untility arises, as the name suggests, from their examples and explanations. They are best used by going through the problems and trying to answer it on your own, then seeing what the explanation in the book is. If you try to do this now, the challenge is lost when you want to use the problems come exam time. Instead, I would suggest either the Understanding series or the Nutshell series. These series explain stuff in plain English and do not have practice problems. They will do a more than adequate job of introducing you to the vocabulary, which, at this point, is still more than you really need.My advice: Chill the hell out. Law school is a marathon, not a sprint, even if you're planning to transfer. First year is still not a sprint. Trying to go hard now will almost certainly lead to malaise when it really counts. And, for the sake of reference, I am a 3L who did absolutely nothing until the first day of classes, and I have come out smelling like a rose
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