As I make final preparations for 1L to start (just two more months), I am curious which commercial outlines people recommend? Where do you get them? Amazon? Any feedback would be appreciated.
Quote from: FalconJimmy on June 10, 2011, 10:04:04 AMAs I make final preparations for 1L to start (just two more months), I am curious which commercial outlines people recommend? Where do you get them? Amazon? Any feedback would be appreciated.1: Take notes in class and read the cases for at least the first couple months.
2: Don't rely too heavily on commercial case briefs. They are good in a pinch, but they don't help you study for the final very well.
3: Make friends with someone (or join a club or something) that has access to some outlines from prior years. These are huge. The best way to use them is to have one with you in class and actually take notes on the outline.
4: Pay specific attention to which topics the professor spends time on. Commercial outlines are really good (sometimes better than a professor) but you won't get any points if you go off on tangents that weren't covered in your class.
5: If you are sure you will be using BarBri to study for the bar after law school, you can save on the book deposit by signing up during your first year. They have some awesome commercial outlines for all of your first year subjects, and they give them to you when you make your deposit.. I discovered this too late. A barbri rep will be hounding you when you start school, and they can answer your questions.
6: If your library has access to the CALI stuff (Computer assisted legal instruction) you should give them a try. They run you through the material, ask multiple choice questions, and explain the rules and the answers. I thought they were very helpful.
7: Use bookfinder4u.com to help you find the best price. It usually searches all the major bookstores and gives you links. (I use half and amazon most of the time)