After asking 2Ls & 3Ls and reading several "how to succeed in law school" books, I chose to order the following supplements:Gilbert Law Summaries: Criminal Law (George E. Dix)Gilbert Law Summaries: Torts (Marc A. Franklin)Examples & Explanations: Torts (Joseph W. Glannon)Examples & Explanations: Civ Pro (Joseph W. Glannon)Emanuel: Contracts (Steven L. Emanuel)Emanuel: Civ Pro (Steven L. Emanuel)I know that you're not "supposed" to have more than one for each class, but people said certain things in each were better than the others. I guess we'll see this semester!
i strongly suggest you get study aids for all the 1L courses. personally, i liked e&e for torts, civ pro, and crim. for property and Ks get gilberts and for con law get chemirinsky.i strongly disagree w/the person who said you should wait to buy any study aids. with the exception of con law, all the 1L courses are extremely well settled and the rules are basically set in stone. what is most important to success in law school is knowing all the rules (including exceptions). regardless of how your prof teaches the class, the final exam will be a fact pattern that will require you to apply black-letter rules to the facts. policy discussions during lecture and other teching idiosyncracies will have nothing to do with the final exam.
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