In this thread we talk about the best supplements for different classes, and how to use them.
Allow me to offer some suggestions:
(1) Constitutional Law: Chemerinsky. I would HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone taking Con Law. I can't emphasize this enough. Get familiar with the cases from class, and read the 5-10 corresponding pages in Chemerinsky. He gives an insightful "how the justices are thinking about this issue" type of analysis.
(2) Criminal Law: Dressler. This book is good for "filling in the blanks". Its presented in a condensed and clearly organized format. Not incredibly insightful like Chemerinsky, but a good resource if you're struggling to figure out how to build a case for accomplice liability or conspiracy. Includes both common law and MPC discussions, clearly separated.
(3) Torts: Never really found anything good for torts. The E&E was OK, but seriously, if you can't figure out the basic elements of a torts case, then what are you doing in law school?
Anyone have suggestions for books (and how to use them) for Civ Pro, Contracts, and Property? It took me about half of the semester to figure out the best supplements for my classes last semester and would like to cut the chase this time around...