I scored the highest grade in my contracts section by using the BEST contracts supplements and mastering my professor’s nuances. Here are the 3 best contracts supplements that 1Ls use to crush contracts.
** Updated for 2019 **
Best Contracts Supplements
Concepts and Case Analysis in the Law of Contracts
Perhaps it’s because I finished first in my 1L contracts section by using it. Or perhaps it’s because if you ask any 2L who aced their contracts exam what supplement they used, you’ll get the same response: “Chirelstein!”
Written by the late Columbia Law Professor Marvin Chirelstein, Chirelstein Contracts is the #1 resource you’ll need to crush your 1L contracts exam.
Chirelstein Contracts is a curiously quick read (I read it over a weekend) that provides exactly what you need to know to succeed in contracts. In other words, you’ll “get” contracts after reading Chirelstein Contracts.
The Contracts CrunchTime supplement is flat out amazing! This supplement, written by attorney and Harvard Law graduate Steven Emanuel, should be your constant companion during 1L contracts exam preparation.
Here’s what you’ll love about the Contracts CrunchTime supplement.
First, the Capsule Summary helps you quickly review key concepts. Think of it as the contracts outline you wish you would have made throughout the semester.
Second, the Exam Tips are on-point and definitely worth the price of admission. Want to know what your contracts professor is looking for? The Exam Tips have you covered.
Third, the short answer and essays questions are great for getting you exam-ready. You won’t ace your contracts exam without practicing hypos. And the Contracts CrunchTime supplement has them by the spoonful!
Many successful law students swear by the “Acing” series of supplements, and for good reason. The Acing Contracts supplement is solid. Rock solid. In fact, a good friend of mine from law school aced his contracts exam by using this supplement.
Acing Contracts is organized in a “checklist” format. This makes it super easy to absorb difficult and mundane contracts concepts.
Acing your 1L contracts exam requires pointed organization. So, another benefit of the checklist format is that it provides a straight forward, no-nonsense outline for attacking your contracts exam questions.
After all, what’s the point of using a contracts supplement if it won’t help you ace your contracts exam. Right?
How To Use The Best Contracts Supplements
Here’s how you can use the best contracts supplements to “hack” law school and ace your exam!
Throughout the semester, read the relevant section of the Chirelstein Contracts or Acing supplement before class, outline the applicable law and policy, and make note of your professor’s nuances. This will help you create the actionable contracts outline you need to ace your 1L contracts exam.
Then, as the semester progresses, use the CrunchTime supplement to fill in any gaps in your knowledge and to prepare for your contracts final.
P.S. Now that you’re up to speed on the best contracts supplements, make sure to get a copy of the Contracts Outline I used to ace my 1L exam!
P.P.S. Because you need the best supplements for all of your 1L classes, check out all of the Best 1L Supplements.