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many people have mentioned that e & es should be used carefully when prepping, because the examples and explanations part of the books -- about two-thirds of their content -- is best used during the semester when you are more knowledgeable about the concepts at hand. that being said, i just finished glannon's civil procedure, and i think that it gave me excellent insight and a sense of which concepts will take more prodding when the semester begins. that being said, i just read the initial chapters on each concept; i did not touch the examples and explanations. i will save those for later, thus giving me more time now to move on to a different e and e. according to the authors of getting to maybe, the following are "commercial classics": prosser on torts; mccormkick on evidence; farnsworth on contracts; chirelstein on tax; glannon on civil procedure; tribe on constitutional law.casino
http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,36889.0.htmlcheck out lenny's response, ten responses down. personally, i think what he says makes sense: if you work on the examples now, especially with only a basic knowledge of the individual concepts (i.e., without having attended classes, read the cases, briefed, etc.), you run the risk of remembering the explanations now, thus tainting them as a future resource. that being said, going over the examples and the explanations, much like going over lsat questions and answers, may help down the line.nonetheless, in the process of finding the above thread, i found others that suggested that working on hypos is an important skill, one that is worth practicing before entering law school. i just think that it takes too much time. i have read everything on my school's recommened reading list -- getting to maybe, civil action, buffalo creek, elements of style -- and now, with only a few weeks left, am trying to get a general sense of the concepts in the first semester's classes. a friend of mine sent me lexisnexus's understanding law school, which has (very) introductory chapters detailing each class, and now i am looking into some e & es, just having finished civil procedure. while i am sure there is merit to delving further into each subject, i really just want a basic knowledge of my first semester courses. if for no other reason to give myself a bit of confidence. plus, i don't really have anything better to do with my time as well. casino
Quote from: makotosan on July 21, 2005, 12:22:19 PMAre there any subjects you already know you dislike/don't understand?I'm currently reading the Torts E&E because I've already taken two torts class and found them boring and confusing at the same time. I figure any heads up I can get will help.The E&E primers have helped me to confirm that I hate Civil Procedure and am am not too crazy about Criminal Law either. Contracts and Torts are okay, and Property is a bit tricky, but more or less enjoyable. For those of you who haven't learned to hate Civ Pro yet, I hope you feel the same way after chap 11.
Are there any subjects you already know you dislike/don't understand?I'm currently reading the Torts E&E because I've already taken two torts class and found them boring and confusing at the same time. I figure any heads up I can get will help.