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Re: What supplements should I get for Property, Legislation and Con Law?
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2008, 05:10:50 PM »
I have heard that Chemerinsky's Con Law book is best, and that the E&E for property is good.  This is based from advice from 2Ls at my school.  Since I am taking those classes this spring I can't speak from personal experience.

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Re: What supplements should I get for Property, Legislation and Con Law?
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2008, 01:27:03 AM »
I have heard that Chemerinsky's Con Law book is best, and that the E&E for property is good.  This is based from advice from 2Ls at my school.  Since I am taking those classes this spring I can't speak from personal experience.

Chemerinsky's book runs 1200 pages. I was hoping for something a little more concise. I was also hoping to get some canned briefs. Any more suggestions?

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Re: What supplements should I get for Property, Legislation and Con Law?
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2008, 01:48:57 AM »
I have the Property E&E sitting on my desk, and it's okay.  It's not the equivalent of Glannon's CivPro or Chirelstein's Ks, but it's something.

I found it most useful for RAP, future interests, and some common ownership stuff (tenancy by the entirety/tenancy in common/joint tenancy), though I warn you that your professor will generally prefer good citations of cases and their discussion over BLL pwnage.

I don't know anything about legislation or ConLaw.  But the 5th amendment and Takings clause are crucial for a Property unit.

ETA: if you want to get ahead for next semester, I would ask your professor for the syllabus.  There's no need to learn the nuances of bailments before finding out that your professor never covered it (except for a minor gloss during McAvoy v. Medina), as I almost learned the hard way.  I didn't read it in advance, but I could have seen myself doing so.

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Re: What supplements should I get for Property, Legislation and Con Law?
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2008, 04:10:13 PM »


Chemerinsky's book runs 1200 pages. I was hoping for something a little more concise. I was also hoping to get some canned briefs. Any more suggestions?

Sorry, I haven't taken Con Law yet so this is all I have to go on.  I also heard the E&E was not so helpful.

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Re: What supplements should I get for Property, Legislation and Con Law?
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2008, 04:40:14 PM »
I have heard that Chemerinsky's Con Law book is best, and that the E&E for property is good.  This is based from advice from 2Ls at my school.  Since I am taking those classes this spring I can't speak from personal experience.

Chemerinsky's book runs 1200 pages. I was hoping for something a little more concise. I was also hoping to get some canned briefs. Any more suggestions?

It is long, but you probably won't find something much shorter that covers everything. He covers stuff you probably won't cover in your class - and as with any supplement, you should read those sections that cover material you need help with. It isn't meant to be a shorter replacement textbook. 

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Re: What supplements should I get for Property, Legislation and Con Law?
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2008, 05:38:47 PM »
Totally agree on Chemerinsky. It's long, but I used it for Con Law I, Con Law II and  bit for property (takings/5th Amendment area). It covers everything, and it's long, but worth it.

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Re: What supplements should I get for Property, Legislation and Con Law?
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2008, 05:59:08 PM »
Which case book are you using for Conlaw?  We used Chemerinsky, and I think the commentary/notes in that book are sufficient (as in, don't bother getting the supplement).  The commentary is very straightforward and not full of hypotheticals or problems.

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Re: What supplements should I get for Property, Legislation and Con Law?
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2008, 09:57:18 PM »
If you're using the Eskridge/Frickey/Garrett casebook for legislation, you may want to check out the authors' supplement.  I didn't use it, but the person with the top grade in my class from the year before recommended it highly.  I looked at it at the bookstore, and it seemed clear and well organized.
That's cool how you referenced a case.

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Re: What supplements should I get for Property, Legislation and Con Law?
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2008, 02:16:56 AM »
If you're using the Eskridge/Frickey/Garrett casebook for legislation, you may want to check out the authors' supplement.  I didn't use it, but the person with the top grade in my class from the year before recommended it highly.  I looked at it at the bookstore, and it seemed clear and well organized.

I second this a whole lot. I found the Legislation authors' supplement to be super awesomely helpful in making sense of the class.

On a sort of related note, is there any other Legislation casebook? I'm curious!
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