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1000 Days to the Bar, but the Practice of Law Begins Now by Dennis J. TonsingThis book breaks law school learning strategies into understandable, logical and practical steps that maximize the effect of students' study efforts, and explicitly ties those learning strategies to the strategies practicing lawyers use to understand, analyze and apply legal concepts in the real life representation of their clients.
Call Number: KF272 .T66 2010
Bridging the Gap Between College and Law School by Ruta K. Stropus; Charlotte D. TaylorBridging the Gap explains the "why" of law, providing students with the context necessary to understand why law school is taught in a certain manner; the "how" of the law, setting out a step-by-step process that will help students adapt to the law school setting, and the "what" of the law, giving students the opportunity to practice the problem-solving process by providing numerous exercises in a variety of subject matter areas. Written by two former law school professors who used these techniques with thousands of students, Bridging the Gap is a guide to what really works in law school.
Call Number: KF283 .S77 2009
Demystifying the First Year of Law School by Albert J. MooreThis book provides explicit frameworks for reading and analyzing court opinions in all first year courses. Using hypothetical classroom dialogues, the book explains how these frameworks will help students understand and participate in classroom discussions, answer questions on exams, and use the skills learned in the first year when representing clients in practice.
Law School Success in a Nutshell by Ann Burkhart; Robert SteinThis book offers practical advice on preparing for your first year of law school, classes, and exams. It includes actual 1L exam questions and model answers. This book also discusses the opportunities that will be available to you during your second and third years of law school, such as law journals, law clinics, internships, joint degree programs, and study abroad.
Call Number: KF283 .B87 2017
Letter to a One l Friend by Isaac Mamaysky
Call Number: KF 283 .M36 2019
Navigating the First Year of Law School by G. Nicholas Herman; Melissa A. Essary; Zachary C. Bolitho
A Student's Guide to Law School by Andrew B. Ayerss a recent graduate and an appellate lawyer, Andrew Ayers knows how high the stakes are—he’s been there, and not only did he survive the experience, he graduated first in his class. In A Student’s Guide to Law School he shares invaluable insight on what it takes to make a successful law school journey. Originating in notes Ayers jotted down while commuting to his first clerkship with then-Judge Sonia Sotomayor, and refined throughout his first years as a lawyer, A Student’s Guide to Law School offers a unique balance of insider’s knowledge and professional advice.
Call Number: KF283 .A984 2013
Succeeding in Law School by Herbert N. RamyThe author, the Director of Suffolk University Law School's Academic Support Program, covers everything students need to succeed in law school. Also included are discussions of legal analysis and the importance of the counterargument, interviewing techniques, creating a writing sample, and writing a resume.
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Critical Reading for Success in Law School and Beyond by Jane GriseCritical Reading for Success in Law School and Beyond presents critical reading strategies in a systematic sequence so that students can become effective readers and move on to be successful in law school and law practice. This reading system was developed by identifying the characteristics of expert readers at different stages of the reading process and then creating a curriculum to teach these skills.
Call Number: KF 250 .G7 2017
Expert Learning for Law Students by Michael Hunter Schwartz; Paula J. ManningExpert Learning for Law Students is designed to help law students build the analytical skills necessary to succeed in law school, on the bar exam, and in law practice. This book reveals how successful law students and lawyers plan, monitor, and implement their work and it provides detailed guidance regarding individual student personality types and learning styles.
Call Number: KF283 .S354 2018
Finding Your Voice in Law School by Molly Bishop ShadelThis book offers a step-by-step guide to challenges such as answering questions in class, making a speech in front of a room full of lawyers, and arguing before a judge and jury. Author Molly Shadel, a former Justice Department attorney and Columbia law graduate who now teaches advocacy at the University of Virginia School of Law, also explains how to lay a strong foundation for your professional reputation.
Call Number: KF283 .S52 2013
Introduction to the Study and Practice of Law in a Nutshell by Kenney HeglandThis book covers reading and briefing cases, preparing for class, outlining and study groups and taking exams. There are exercises so you can apply what you have learned. In addition, the book discusses legal analysis, such as why courts follow precedent, How cases are applied and distinguished, and how ambiguous language is interpreted. Chapters on legal writing and oral argument are included.
Call Number: KF273 .H44 2017
The Language of Law School by Elizabeth Mertz
Call Number: KF 279 .M47 2007
Reading Like a Lawyer by Ruth Ann McKinneyThe ability to read law well is an indispensable skill that can make or break the academic career of any aspiring lawyer. Includes critical reasoning and reading strategies, accompanied by hands-on practice exercises.