The only issue with buying used & marked-up textbooks is trying to figure out whether the previous owner sold the books back after he joined law review or sold them back after he failed out... big difference on who's previous highlighting you want to look at.
Hi everyone,I couldn't find the exact answer on my question from the previous threads, so I decide to just ask again.For all of you, current 2L and 3L, from your experience, is it a good ides to get for my first year classes all new casebooks but used (with some highlighting/underlining) hornbook, supplements and all other secondary staff?The price of the new cases already brought it up to over $600, and with new supplements it will nearly double it... So guys, did you find it useful in your 1L to be the first one who marks you casebooks but go with used hornbooks, or should I get them all new or all used?Thanks for any advise!
...you read cases for more reasons than just "understand[ing] a single point of law." Cases are especially important as a 1L because you not only learn the single rule of law at issue, but you learn how to parse out facts - what's important and what isn't. You also learn how to spot policy arguments in cases and begin to understand how courts use those policy arguments.