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Law School Strategies from 1L to 3L: General Resources
A collection of resources to support academic success throughout your law school career: Starting Law School, Succeeding During Law School, and Preparing for Bar Success.
A Weekly Guide to Being a Model Law Student by Alex Ruskell
Publication Date: 2015-07-24
This book gives law students weekly checklists explaining the skills necessary to successfully navigate their first year of law school. Each chapter provides a checklist of things to do that week, such as briefing cases, going over notes, outlining classes, or doing practice questions.
Law school professors, career service professionals and attorneys answer student questions such as how can I foster constructive relationships with my professors, should I join a study group, and is it true that I must pick a practice specialty during my first year.
Strategies for learning to cope with the Socratic method in the classroom and beyond. "Anyone can become competent, even brilliant, at verbal persuasion. The purpose of this book is to help you figure out how."
Introduces students to a wide range of modern legal issues. Written in a clear and engaging style, the book expertly addresses the ways in which the rules and structures of law respond to and influence changes in economic and political life. It provides a clear understanding of the relationship between law and society, with particular emphasis on the importance of morality, dispute solution and business regulation.
Gives a behind-the-scenes look at what law school is really like. The book condenses ten years of student and professor advice on how to make the most out of one's law school experience. The advice covers all aspects of law school, and ranges from academic advice on such topics as study techniques, classroom skills, and tips for exam success, to the best ways to participate in extracurricular activities, maintain healthy relationships outside of law school, and get a job after graduation.
Also available as e-book.
Finally, the truth revealed, Law School 101 is an insightful, and sometimes humorous, guide to help prospective legal scholars anticipate the trials, tribulations, and exaltation of going to law school. Becoming a lawyer is often a frightening, stressful journey, in which every resource you have must be used. Law School 101 teaches you how to avoid common pitfalls, decode myths, and, finally, how to achieve your dream of becoming an amazing lawyer.
Written by students, for students, Law School Confidential has been the "must-have" guide for anyone thinking about, applying to, or attending law school for more than a decade. The book to offers realistic and informative firsthand advice about what law school is really like. The books discusses navigating the admissions process and securing financial aid, choosing classes, studying and exam strategies, and securing a seat on the law review to getting a judicial clerkship and a job, passing the bar exam, and much, much more. It is a complete guide to the law school experience.
A book that every JD and LLM law student needs to read, either before classes start or as they get going in their 1L year. The book explains in a clear and easygoing, conversational manner what law professors expect from their students both in classes and exams.
This brief book is designed to prepare students for their first year of law school, thereby decreasing their anxiety and increasing their chances of achieving academic success. Also appropriate for non-J.D. students, including LLM students from foreign countries and graduate students outside law school. Features: Gives student basic grounding in discrete non-legal topics that are important to the contemporary study of law Includes boxes to allow students to use what they are learning Friendly writing style Images and graphics help students remember material
The Introverted Lawyer by Heidi K. Brown
Publication Date: 2017-08-01
The introverted Lawyer illuminates the valuable gifts that introverted, shy, and socially anxious individuals bring to the legal profession-including active listening, deep thinking, empathy, impactful legal writing, creative problem-solving, and thoughtful communication.
Over 1k computer-based, interactive tutorials that cover narrow topics of law. Includes first-year and upper-level courses. First-time users must obtain an authorization code in order to create an account. Pleas contact email@example.com to obtain a code.
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