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Criminal Law Supplement Recomendation?

neon

Criminal Law Supplement Recomendation?
« on: February 05, 2008, 02:45:40 PM »
any suggestions? we are using Dressler case book in class, and I feel lost.

thanks

jacy85

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Re: Criminal Law Supplement Recomendation?
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2008, 05:39:51 PM »
The Dressler Understanding Criminal Law is a must, even more so since you're using the Dressler casebook.

neon

Re: Criminal Law Supplement Recomendation?
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2008, 01:39:26 PM »
Thanks, Jacy 85!
Is "understanding crim law" enough for the exam? Do you think commercial outlines are usefule?

thanxs again

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Re: Criminal Law Supplement Recomendation?
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2008, 02:13:53 PM »
I used commercial outlines a couple of times my first semester of law school, and hated them all, so i can't help you there.

I pretty much used Dressler, and that's it.  I got the Crim E&E at a used study guide sale, and used it only for the questions.  I didn't like it much - the questions were poorly worded, and answers seemed very incomplete and in a couple of cases, they were just plain wrong under the CL OR the MPC.  So I can't recommend that either.

Re: Criminal Law Supplement Recomendation?
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2008, 01:07:05 AM »
Ive know many professors, including my own CrimLaw Prof. who take exam questions from the PMBR study guides.  Many more also use it as a guide in creating questions.

Re: Criminal Law Supplement Recomendation?
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2008, 07:11:33 AM »
Dressler's stuff is great since you're using his casebook.  Along with the Understanding book, also has a book in the Black Letter Law series and he did the audio for Sum & Substance Crim Law. 

Re: Criminal Law Supplement Recomendation?
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2008, 10:42:28 AM »
I just used Dressler's treatise, and we didn't even use his casebook. I did really well in the class. Definitely recommend it!