Here are our recommendations for books about law school (courtesy of They provide sound information on law school and law school applications, and good insights to the process of pursuing a law degree.


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24 Hours with 24 Lawyers: Profiles of Traditional and Non-Traditional Careers by Jasper Kim

Acquire a deep insight into 24 different lawyer career paths. Not only professionally, but also acquire an equally deep insight into their work-life balance. Many applicants have commented that this book helped them make more informed decisions about their law school educations.

ABA/LSAC Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools, 2013 Edition

This book is the only official guide to all of the law schools that are accredited by the American Bar Association, or ABA. 

Yes. You did read 2013 and not 2023. (LOL.) The 2013 edition is still the most recent one published. Don’t get us started on the ABA/LSAC’s desire to spur interest in legal education while refusing to commit to simply updating an existing guide!

The Official Guide to Legal Specialties by National Association of Law Placement (NALP)

It is unfortunate that so many law school applicants, and students, unnecessarily limit themselves to considering a mere handful of legal career options. That is why we recommend this book, which presents interviews with over 130 attorneys in 30 different practice areas. Despite the fact it was published in 1999, it is still relevant to law school applicants today. (And, indeed, it continues to garner five-star reviews on Amazon from verified purchasers.) This “real-world” perspective on law careers should be invaluable to both law school applicants and students by helping them understand the full array of legal career options open to them.

One L: The Turbulent True Story of a First Year at Harvard Law School by Scott Turow

We include this book on our list because it has been so widely read and because so many students are interested in Harvard Law School. In fact, the majority of consultants and applicants we surveyed recommended this book. However, there was also a sizable minority in that group who cautioned that Turow’s book is a bit melodramatic at times.

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