can anyone recommend a good con law supplement?
I've heard Chemerinsky is hands down the best out there. I've ordered it but it hasn't arrived yet, so I can't give you any first hand knowledge.
Yes, this ^.
+1 I just borrowed the reserve copy whenever I was going over a section. Be careful to pay attention to the way your prof phrases all the tests, our prof used very diifferent descriptions than chemerinsky (e.g. strict scrutiny for SDP vs EP). But his explanations are wonderfully clear.
Chemerinsky is hands down the best, the guy should be appointed as a justice on SCOTUS. I used his materials and they helped a lot, much better than other sources.
If you ever have a chance to see/hear him lecture (you'll probably have to come to Socal to see it live since he's now the dean of the new UCI LS), do it! He's amazing.
I was lucky enough to have him as the professor of one of my LS classes and he made the class interesting, understandable and enjoyable. Plus, when I did bar prep classes he was the lecturer for con law. He NEVER
had even a single piece of paper on the podium in front of him during any lecture, it was all out of his head, both in LS and bar prep. During the bar prep class he would tell us things like "look at page X, sub part (A), subsection (a) 1" or whatever and recite it verbatim with zero notes or paper in front of him. I was impressed.
IO less intellectual news: Yesterday when I got dressed I ended up putting on a pair of woman's jeans that was in my room. They did fit for the most part but felt kinda funky. I kept wondering why the pockets were so small and why the front 'barn door' was so small before I figured it out. But hey, they were clean and stylish!