Quote from: thorc954 on December 10, 2007, 10:41:06 AMQuote from: juliemccoy on December 10, 2007, 02:05:33 AMTake an economics class. It will help you with contracts.Go to the local court house and watch a few cases.dont take economics. its stupid and outside of U Mich or George Mason, its probably pointless to have any background. I, unfortunately, have to second the Coase, Calabressi and Malamed suggestions, and I'm going to go ahead and throw in Posner.Our Property prof was big into Law and Economics, so the Econ majors pretty much raped everybody when it came to understanding things like "Pareto-optimality". On the other hand, I did a bit of 0L prep for my courses, and two things happened. They may not happen to you, but:1) I realized that I would have no idea who my professors would be.2) Not knowing who my professors would be in advance, by the time I did find out, it was too late to get a leg up in the form of a prior student's outline or even a copy of a syllabus.Which lead to 3) Almost all of the 0L prep materials I bought for Property course (and to a lesser extent Civ Pro and Con Law) was useless because the professor had his own particular way of teaching the concepts of property law; we didn't even cover adverse possession!So, your mileage will definately vary.You're stupid, except for your advice about having lots of sex with undergrad girls. Coase and Calabresi provide the foundation for the modern systems of torts, property, contracts, criminal, and tax law. Your understanding would be much more complete if you came in knowing the basic economic concepts of Pareto/Kaldor-Hicksian efficiency, Edgeworth box, NPV, deadweight loss, and the such.
Quote from: juliemccoy on December 10, 2007, 02:05:33 AMTake an economics class. It will help you with contracts.Go to the local court house and watch a few cases.dont take economics. its stupid and outside of U Mich or George Mason, its probably pointless to have any background.
Take an economics class. It will help you with contracts.Go to the local court house and watch a few cases.
Two questions: Did anyone read/study content before starting as a 1L (assuming not coming from a pre-law undergrad)? Along those lines, is there content I can put onto my video iPod to watch while working out?I don't want to buy the textbooks and read them, but I'd like to review some of the content (like course outlines) so that way I walk into class already knowledgeable about some of the stuff I need to know so that it'll be a little easier to take it all in then. Perhaps listening to podcasts while I work out or have a book like one of the Kaplan 1L study guides. What did you use and what did you find useful?