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Crim Law Supplements

Crim Law Supplements
« on: January 23, 2009, 10:00:41 AM »
I'm looking for something that covers big-picture issues well (not so much just punishment is necessary). I'll talk to my professor about her recommendation, but I'd like to hear what people found helpful and why they found it helpful.

Using the Kaplan, Weisberg, Binder casebook published by Aspen.

Re: Crim Law Supplements
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2009, 01:32:11 PM »
If you're signed up for BarBri, catch their 3 hour Crim Law lecture online for a good overview and review of all the main parts of crim law...
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Re: Crim Law Supplements
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2009, 01:50:10 PM »
My class used the Dressler supplement in the Understanding (Lexis) series.  When I consulted it, I found it clear and very well organized.  I think others on the board recommend it as well. 

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Re: Crim Law Supplements
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2009, 04:11:50 PM »
My class used the Dressler supplement in the Understanding (Lexis) series.  When I consulted it, I found it clear and very well organized.  I think others on the board recommend it as well. 

Dressler is *the* crim supplement (in the other 50 threads for crim supplements, that would likely be the most recommended one)

Re: Crim Law Supplements
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2009, 04:24:49 PM »
If you go on Lexis, they have a compilation of 1L class outlines. The Crim Law outline is just a 20 page condensed version of Dressler's book (literally word for word from the book). Might be helpful, as it covers common law and model penal code stuff.

Re: Crim Law Supplements
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2009, 09:42:11 AM »
hey - is Dressler good for a MPC-focused course? thx.

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Re: Crim Law Supplements
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2009, 04:56:47 PM »
hey - is Dressler good for a MPC-focused course? thx.

Yes.

Re: Crim Law Supplements
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2009, 07:12:04 PM »
Another vote for Dressler, with the caveat that I am also using his casebook and my professor is cited in said casebook.

Re: Crim Law Supplements
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2009, 07:41:51 PM »
Where do you get the Crim outlines on Lexis?

Re: Crim Law Supplements
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2009, 09:31:25 PM »
Yes, Dressler is good. Also try Interactive Criminal Law - you can download a lecture, practice questions, etc. from the interactive legal tools site or order a product that will come in the mail. I downloaded this and Property, and they were great. Some other sites sell their stuff as well.