Law CD's

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by bo79, Feb 17, 2005.

  1. bo79

    bo79 New Member

    Are the law CD’s worth the $290.00 USD + shipping and handling?

    Compared to other law CD’s out there by very good and reputable companies like Sum & Substance or Gilbert's Law School Legends, the law CD’s seem to be whey overpriced.
  2. uncle janko

    uncle janko member

    whey overpriced

    At $290 they'd sure curd-le my budget...
  3. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    Are you doing the London LL.B. without a tutor? If so, Malet's materials might be helpful.
  4. bo79

    bo79 New Member

    I am not a UofL LLB student. I was just bored and browsing through the site.

    There are a lot of companies out there that take advantage of the fear and anxiety most law students have and try to make a profit from it. This to me seems like a perfect example of that.
  5. Casey

    Casey New Member

    Re: whey overpriced

    I agree, but now that he has spent the money, he might as well just tuffet out and make good use of the tapes.

    Bo: Are you a JD student? If so what year are you in?

    I personally like the the Emanuel's outlines for exam prep and Casenotes for class prep. And I not really a huge fan of audio study aides, but I guess you have to go with what works best for you.

    I good dicussion board for pre-law and law students is at They also have a case brief, outline, and prtactice exam banks.
  6. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    OH HO! Bush04 is a law student!

    Good for you!
  7. Casey

    Casey New Member

    Hey Nosborne: Maybe I should have run that first post through the old spell check!?

    Anyway, I am in my 4th semester now, so it should be downhill from here. The curve loosens up a bit for upper level courses and even more for electives, so that takes the stress off. I'm sure you remember what its like.

    How do you like the London LLM? And what is it in? I was thinking of doing one in health law, but I don’t think I will have the energy.
  8. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member


    I suspect that the "looser curve" you experience is really your own growing skill.

    I can't really comment on the London LL.M. now because it is an entirely new program. I will say that it has become quite expensive.

    There are a few nice new features:

    -you examine twice a year for only such course "units" you are ready for; a unit is a quarter of a course. I have to take two full course exams at a time and exams happen once a year, a much larger project but more like law school, if you think about it.

    -you receive a "certificate" after some units, a "diploma" after more units, and finally the degree after 16 units. You aren't committed to the whole thing.

    I think I'd look carefully at the growing number of D/L American LL.M. programs before signing up with a foreign one.
  9. bo79

    bo79 New Member


    I am done my LLB, and know I will be doing to UofT or Osgoode as a full time upper year student to earn my Canadian law degree, so that I can practice in Canada.

    When I was doing my LLB I found the Law in a Box CD’s ( to be pretty helpful. I also like the Gilbert Law School Legends tapes.
  10. bo79

    bo79 New Member


    I was just wondering if you find studying law at a British school confusing sometimes? I personally found that the British have a lot of words in there vocabulary that we Canadians never use or they call something a completely different name then we do example, module v. course.
  11. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    No, not really. It's usually pretty clear from the context. Also, the research is largely trans Atlantic and the scholars speak a fairly common version of English.

    Of course, I wouldn't want to order supper in a Liverpool pub!
  12. little fauss

    little fauss New Member

    Like who?

    I guess I've heard of the UConn's DL LL.M. in insurance law, but beyond that and a handful of non-ABA accredited schools, I didn't know there were any.

    If there are a growing number, you bet I'd like to know what ABA-accredited schools are offering LL.M.s DL.
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  13. Casey

    Casey New Member

    Does the ABA even accredit LLM programs? I remember reading that they only review LLM programs to ensure they do not adversely affect the school's JD program.
  14. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    Weeeelllll, I said "growing". I didn't say "how fast"!

    St. Thomas has an LL.M. in international tax and I though I heard tell of a southern school offering an LL.M. is SOMETHING.

    A few years ago, there was only Regent's international tax degree, which has gone the way of the dodo, I guess.

    The ABA INSISTS that it accredits only J.D. programs. Sure. Then how do they explain accrediting the Army's LL.M. granting law school in Virginia? That school HAS no J.D. program.
  15. little fauss

    little fauss New Member

    You mean St. Thomas as in Minnesota? That's a fairly new law program, but they're certainly a very legit and well-regarded (and expensive) institution in the Twin Cities. If you know of that Southern school, I'd be interested in finding out. Maybe Tulane or LSU? I know these schools do some DL or quasi DL, don't they? Of course, their law would be based on Napoleonic Code.
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  16. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    I do mean St. Thomas in Minnesota. I don't think it's LSU or Tulane...U of Alabama, maybe?
  17. kfinks

    kfinks New Member

    Yep. U of Alabama. LL.M. in Taxation
  18. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    The Alabama tax LL.M. program does not seem to be pure D/L. Apparently it is sent to classrooms in Alabama and surrounding states and cannot be pursued from just anywhere in cyberspace.

    Too bad; it is the cheapest tax LL.M. from an ABA school that I know of and it certainly would be a worthwhile investiment.
  19. alarmingidea

    alarmingidea New Member

    Both Tulane and LSU offer full US common law curricula. LSU also offers a full civil law curriculum. (Though it's Lousiana civil law and therefore has a strong private law bias.) Tulane is a national law school, and their civilian offerings seem to amount to something of an add-on to satisfy the needs of local students.

    I don't know the specifics of either school's DL offerings.
  20. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    I don't think they HAVE any D/L offerings.

    LSU is really cool; they require their J.D. students do seven semesters instead of the usual six and end up with both a J.D. and a B.C.L (the civil law professional degree)

    Tulane has its students opt for either common law or civil law core courses, depending on whether they intend to practice in Louisiana. At least they USED to do it this way.

    Many, many graduates of ABA schools outside Louisiana have managed to pass the Louisiana Bar exam by taking a really exhaustive bar review course.

    Alarmingidea is right; the differences show up in the area of private law. Louisiana isn't REALLY a civil law jurisdiction; it is better described as "mixed".

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