Howdy law folks,
I posted here way back when I was just thinking of applying to law school, after I applied, when I was accepted, and now nearing the end of my first semester, I come again for more advice!
So far, law school is going pretty damn well. I feel like I am learning a ton, meeting a lot of new people, enjoying the subject matter, and really getting into the legal profession...
On top of this, it hasnt felt very tough to me yet. No problems with the dreaded "getting called on" beast, nothing seeming over my head, and the other students dont seem smarter than me; I feel like I belong there. All in all, its very manageable.
I have even been able to continue my MMA training. I just had my first MMA match this past Saturday, winning about 2 minutes into round 1 via triangle choke =)
So, all in all, things seem to be going very well.
Everything except.... CONTRACTS!
Many people in my class are having the same problems with respect to this course that I am, so I hope it is an issue with the professor or the subject matter, not one of repeated blows to my head.
Without going into detail as to why I feel I havent picked up everything I should have by now in the course (finals start in roughly 3 more weeks of class), I feel that I need to go ahead and teach myself contract law. The cases seem to be chaotically decided one way or another, based on very similiar facts. There seems to be massive amounts of varied doctrines contributing to the decisions, but which one/ones and how they are applied to the facts in each case seems unique/arbitrary. I feel that I could fairly adjudicate a contract dispute, but I am not sure that I could accurately predict what any given judge would come up with.
I am interested in any recommendations you may have for a good book or two to read to suppliment my contracts course here before finals. I have thought of just reading through the restatement to get a good general idea of how things go together, but Im sure there is a more practical way to do this. It is a real basic entry level first year contracts course. Just going over the basics of offer, acceptance, consideration, etc. We havent needed anything but UCC chaps 1,2. So no complex buying or selling or anything, just the basics!
Thanks for any recommendations/advice you guys may have for me =)