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You have worked too hard to get into law school to allow a bad first semester or year to derail your dreams. These books have received favorable recommendations from our previous clients.
1L of a Ride: A Well-Traveled Professor’s Roadmap to Success in the First Year of Law School by Andrew J. McClurg
Ask any law student and they’ll tell you the hype that 1L receives is well justified. Enter Professor McClurg who offers a perspective on the 1L experience in this third edition that few others can match and he deftly uses humor and a first-person narrative backed by substantive research to help readers get the most out of that crucial first year of law school.
Acing Your First Year of Law School: The Ten Steps to Success You Won’t Learn in Class by Henry S. Noyes and Shana Connell Noyes
This book gives good tips on how to succeed in your law school classes and graduate near the top of your class. You’ll learn both essential study skills and the most efficient exam preparation techniques. This book also does an adequate job of communicating how extremely stressful law school is, particularly during the first year. It makes good reading for those contemplating law school as well as those who have already gained admission to law school.
Getting to Maybe: How to Excel on Law School Exams by Richard Michael Fischl and Jeremy R. Paul
Law school work is voluminous. This book contains good tips for how to quickly identify the areas on which to concentrate your studies. It also advises you on how to prepare your arguments.
Thrive in Law School!: A Friendly Guide to the Most Important Educational Experience of Your Life by Dr. Jeremy Stipkala
Dr. Stipkala attended law school as a part-time evening student, but he is an accomplished attorney and we believe his advice and viewpoints are equally applicable to the more traditional, full-time law school students as well.
The Eight Secrets to Top Exam Performance in Law School by Charles H. Whitebread
This is a must read for any incoming law student. Reading this book will not take the place of studying – but it will help you move along the law school learning curve much more quickly, by helping you study more efficiently and preparing you to face those law school exams with more confidence.
Reading Like a Lawyer: Time-Saving Strategies for Reading Law Like an Expert by Ruth Ann McKinney
This book is in its second edition – a rarity for these types of “success” books. If you are worried about your ability to quickly read and comprehend legal material, this book may be able to make a world of difference in your law school performance!
Writing Essay Exams to Succeed in Law School, 4th Edition by John C. Dernbach
Writing induces more anxiety than any other aspect of law school for most prospective applicants. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. This fourth-edition book authored by a professor at Widener University Law School does a great job of simplifying the law school essay writing process. This is certainly not a book to rent. Buy it. It’s a great reference you will refer to often.
Guerrilla Tactics for Getting the Legal Job of Your Dreams by Kimm Walton
This is a very comprehensive and well-researched book on law school job placement. We’ve had alumni give this book as much credit as their schools’ placement offices!
Nail Your Law Job Interview by Natalie Prescott and Oleg Cross
This is the best law career book we have found. It does go a bit beyond the needs of a newly admitted law school student by covering topics such as handling lay offs, but we encourage you to view that as bonus material and a fine reason to hold on to this book as a handy reference. And indeed it is a book to retain and re-read every time you consider making a career move due to its insight into such topics as working with recruiters, lunch interview etiquette, gap fillers and arrogant interviewers.