Introduction to Law School Materials

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Leah Sandwell-Weiss
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Succeeding in Law School | Succeeding on Exams | American Legal System


These materials are designed to aid the first-year law student in adapting to law school.

Succeeding in Law School

  • Ariens, Michael, Law School: Getting In, Getting Out, Getting On (2010). Location:  Law Reserve KF 283 .A75 2010.
  • Bergman, Paul, Patrick Goodman, & Thomas Holm, Cracking the Case Method:  Legal Analysis for Law School Success (2012). Location:  Law Reserve KF 283 .B37 2012.
  • Buck, Sonia J., Movie Therapy for Law Students (And Pre-Law, Paralegal, and Related Majors): Are You Ready for Law School?? Prepare for Law School, Final Exams, and the Bar Exam by Watching Movies (2009). Location:  Law Reserve PN 1995 .J8 B83 2009.
  • Carey, Christen Civiletto & Kristen David Adams, The Practice of Law School:  Getting in and Making the Most of your Legal Education (2003). Location:  Law Reserve KF 297 .C34 2003.
  • Christensen, Leah M., Learning Outside the Box:  A Handbook for Law Students Who Learn Differently (2011). Location:  Law Reserve KF 283 .C48 2011.
  • Christensen, Leah M., “One L of a Year”: How to Maximize Your Success in Law School (2012). Location:  Law Reserve KF 283 .C485 2012.
  • Delaney, John, Learning Legal Reasoning:  Briefing, Analysis, and Theory (4th rev. ed. 2011). Location:  Law Reserve KF 240 . D4 2011.
  • Falcon, Atticus, Planet Law School II:  What You Need to Know (Before you Go) -- But Didn't Know to Ask . . . and No One Else Will Tell You (New ed., rev., updated, expanded, 2003). Location:  Law Reserve KF 283 .F35 2003.
  • Franzese, Paula A., A Short & Happy Guide to Being a Law Student:  A Daily Companion for Law School, Practice and Life (2014). Location:  Law Reserve KF 273 .F278 2014.
  • Fruehwald, E. Scott, Think Like a Lawyer:  Legal Reasoning for Law Students and Business Professionals (2013). Location:  Law Reserve KF 379 .F78 2013.
  • George, Tracey E., What Every Law Student Really Needs to Know:  An Introduction to the Study of Law (2009). Location:  Law Reserve KF 283 .G46 2009.
  • Good, R. Stephanie, Law School 101:  Survival Techniques from Pre-Law to Life as an Attorney (2004). Location:  Law Reserve KF 283 .G66 2004.
  • Hegland, Kenney F., Introduction to the Study and Practice of Law in a Nutshell (5th ed., 2008). Location:  Law Reserve KF 273 .H4 2008.
  • Hegland, Kenney F. & Paul D. Bennett, A Short and Happy Guide to Being a Lawyer (2012). Location:  Law Reserve KF 300 .H44 2012.
  • Hricik, David, Law School Basics:  A Preview of Law School and Legal Reasoning (2000). Location:  Law Reserve KF 283 .H75 2000.
  • Iiijima, Ann L., The Law Student’s Pocket Mentor:  From Surviving to Thriving (2007). Location:  Law Reserve KF 283 .I35 2007.
  • Martin, Vibeke Norgaard with Matthew Frederick, 101 Things I Learned in Law School (2013). Location:  Law Reserve KF 387 .M34 2013.
  • May, Kelsey, Samantha Roberts, & Elizabeth Shelton, What the L?:  25 Things We Wish We'd Known Before Going to Law School (2010). Location:  Law Reserve KF 283 .M388 2010.
  • McClurg, Andrew J., 1L of a Ride:  A Well-Traveled Professor’s Roadmap to Success in the First Year of Law School (2d ed., 2013). Location:  Law Reserve KF 287 .M38 2013.
  • McClurg, Andrew J., The Companion Text to Law School:  Understanding and Surviving Life with a Law Student (2012). Location:  Law KF 287 .M385 2012.
  • McFadden, Patrick M., A Student’s Guide to Legal Analysis:  Thinking like a Lawyer (2001). Location:  Law Reserve KF 283 .M396 2001.
  • McKinney, Ruth Ann, Reading Like a Lawyer:  Time-Saving Strategies for Reading the Law Like an Expert (2d ed., 2012). Location:  Law Reserve KF 283 .M398 2012.
  • Mertz, Elizabeth, The Language of Law School:  Learning to “Think Like a Lawyer” (2007). Location:  Law Reserve KF 279 .M47 2007.
  • Miller, Jason C., Excelling in Law School:  A Complete Approach (2013). Location:  Law Reserve KF 272 .M548 2013.
  • Miller, Robert H., Law School Confidential:  A Complete Guide to the Law School Experience:  By Students, For Students (Rev. ed., 2004). Location:  Law Reserve KF 283 .M55 2004.
  • Moliterno, James E. & Fredric I. Lederer, An Introduction to Law, Law Study, and the Lawyer’s Role (2d ed., 2004). Location:  Law Reserve KF 272 .M64 2004.
  • Moore, Albert J., & David A. Binder, Demystifying the First Year of Law School:  A Guide to the 1L Experience (2010). Location:  Law Reserve KF 283 . M66 2010.
  • Munneke, Gary A., How to Succeed in Law School (3d ed., 2001). Location:  Law Reserve KF 283 .M86 2001.
  • Noreuil, Chad, The Zen of Law School Success (2011). Location:  Law Reserve KF 283 .N67 2011.
  • Noyes, Shana C. & Henry S. Noyes, Acing Your First Year of Law School:  The Ten Steps to Success You Won’t Learn in Class (2d ed., 2008). Location:  Law Reserve KF 283 .N69 2008.
  • Nygren, Carolyn J., Starting Off Right in Law School (2d ed., 2011). Location:  Law Reserve KF 273 .N97 2011.
  • Ramy, Herbert N., Succeeding in Law School (2006). Location:  Law Reserve KF 283 .R36 2006.
  • Richard, Larry & Tanya Hanson, The New What Can You Do with a Law Degree:  A Lawyer’s Guide to Career Satisfaction Inside, Outside & Around the Law (Rev. ed., 2012). Location:  Law Reserve KF 297.A875 2012.
  • Ritchie, David T., Mastering Legal Analysis and Communication (2008). Location:  Law Reserve KF 250 .R357 2008.
  • Rogers, Scott L., Mindfulness for Law Students:  Using the Power of Mindful Awareness to Achieve Balance and Success in Law School (2009). Location:  Law Reserve KF 287 .R64 2009.
  • Schwartz, Michael Hunter, Expert Learning for Law Students (2008). Location:  Law Reserve KF 283 .S39 2008.
  • Sedberry, Steven R., Law School Labyrinth:  A Guide to Making the Most of Your Legal Education (2d ed., 2009). Location:  Law Reserve KF 283 .S43 2011.
  • Shapo, Helene S. & Marshall S. Shapo, Law School Without Fear:  Strategies for Success (2d ed., 1996). Location:  Law Reserve KF 386 .S44 1996.
  • Stropus, Ruta K. & Charlotte D. Taylor, Bridging the Gap between College and Law School:  Strategies for Success (2001). Location:  Law Reserve KF 283 .S77 2001.
  • Tonsing, Dennis J., 1000 Days to the Bar, but the Practice of Law Begins Now (2003). Location:  Law Reserve KF 272 .T66 2003.
  • Wendell, Peter T., Deconstructing Legal Analysis:  A 1L Primer (2009). Location:  Law Reserve KF 283 .W46 2009

Succeeding on Exams

  • Batoff, Jeffrey S., Outlining for Exam Success:  A Step-by-Step Approach for Achieving Great Grades on Law School Exams! (2012). Location:  Law Reserve KF 285 .Z9 B33 2012.
  • Berman, Sara J., Pass the Bar Exam:  A Practical Guide to Achieving Academic & Professional Goals (2013). Location:  Law Reserve KF 303 .B45 2013.
  • Brody, Betty, Write the “A” Law Exam Answer (1988). Location:  Law Reserve KF 287 .B76 1988.
  • Burkhart, Ann M. & Robert A. Stein, Law School Success in a Nutshell:  A Guide to Studying Law and Taking Law School Exams (2d ed., 2008). Location:  Law Reserve KF 283 .B871 2008.
  • Calleros, Charles R., Law School Exams:  Preparing and Writing to Win (2d ed., 2013). Location:  Law Reserve KF 283 .C35 2013.
  • Darrow-Kleinhaus, Suzanne, Mastering the Law School Exam:  A Practical Blueprint for Preparing and Taking Law School Exams (2007). Location:  Law Reserve KF 283 .D37 2007.
  • Delaney, John, How to Do Your Best on Law School Exams (4th rev. ed., 2006). Location:  Law Reserve KF 283 .D44 2006.
  • Dernbach, John C., Writing Essay Exams to Success (Not Just to Survive) (4th ed., 2014). Location:  Law Reserve KF 283 .D47 2014.
  • Fischl, Richard Michael & Jeremy Paul, Getting to Maybe:  How to Excel on Law School Exams (1999). Location:  Law Reserve KF 283.F47 1999.
  • Friedman, Barry & John C.P. Goldberg, Open Book:  Succeeding on Exams from the First Day of Law School (2011). Location:  Law Reserve KF 283 .F75 2011.
  • Schimel, Alex, Law School Exams:  A Guide to Better Grades (2012). Location:  Law Reserve KF 283 .S335 2012.
  • Spencer, A. Benjamin, Acing Civil Procedure:  A Checklist Approach to Solving Procedural Problems (2d ed. 2008). Location:  Law Reserve KF 8841 .S654 2008.
  • Strong, S.I., How to Write Law Essays & Exams (3d ed., 2010). Location:  Law Reserve KD 404 .S77 2010.
  • Whitebread, Charles H., The Eight Secrets of Top Exam Performance in Law School:  An Easy-to-Use, Step-by-Step Program for Achieving Great Grades! (2d ed., 2008). Location:  Law Reserve KF 283 .W48 2008.

American Legal System

  • Fine, Toni M., American Legal Systems:  A Resource and Reference Guide (1997). Location:  Law Reserve KF 240 .F46 1997.
  • Meador, Daniel J., American Courts (1991). Location:  Law Reserve KF 8700 .Z9 M42 1991.

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