1l of a ride a well traveled professors roadmap to success in the first year of law school

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1l Of A Ride

Author : Andrew J. McClurg
ISBN : 0314194835
Genre : Law
File Size : 70. 44 MB
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1L of a Ride essentially answers the questions, "What's the first year of law school really like and how can I make the most of it?" Following a chronological road trip metaphor, it tells new students what to expect, when to expect it, and how to respond to it. No other law school prep book takes this approach. The book addresses each aspect of academic success, including the top five habits of successful law students, effective class participation, how to interact with professors, case-briefing, note-taking, outlining, exam preparation, and essay and multiple-choice exam strategies. Several law school prep books include substantial content about the law (e.g., explanations of court systems, roles of judges and juries, legal theory, etc.) 1L of a Ride is all about law school. Instead of a chapter on types of courts, for example, it has a chapter on "Twenty Law Student Types."

Mcclurg S 1l Of A Ride A Well Traveled Professor S Roadmap To Success In The First Year Of Law School 2d

Author : Andrew McClurg
ISBN : 9781628103571
Genre : Law
File Size : 90. 14 MB
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1L of a Ride provides a candid step-by-step roadmap to both academic and emotional success in law school’s critical first year. Covered topics in this newly updated, revised, and expanded second edition include: top student fears, the first-year curriculum, effective class participation, types of law students and professors, case-briefing, note-taking, course-outlining, legal research and writing, exam preparation, essay and multiple-choice exam strategies, stress management, the impact of law school on outside relationships, special challenges faced by part-time and nontraditional students, and much more. Shows rather than tells with dozens of anecdotes and comments from real law students, as well as authentic samples of Socratic dialogue, exam questions, student case briefs, class notes, and course outlines. McClurg is an award-winning professor and noted legal humorist with experience teaching at several law schools.

The Companion Text To Law School

Author : Andrew J. McClurg
ISBN : 0314267417
Genre : Law
File Size : 69. 84 MB
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This book equips the loved ones of law students ; parents, partners, friends, and relatives ; with all the information they need to understand and survive their student's journey through the world of legal education. Written by an award-winning professor with experience teaching thousands of law students, The "Companion Text" explains the essentials of legal education, including the first-year curriculum, the Socratic Method of teaching, and the single-exam format. It also explores the psyches of law students, including things you should never say to them, their sources of stress, and how law school can change personalities. The book addresses the impact of law school on outside relationships and gives tips for navigating relationships with law students. Filled with comments, anecdotes, and insights from real law students and their loved ones.

Getting To Maybe

Author : Richard Michael Fischl
ISBN : 9781611632170
Genre : Study Aids
File Size : 57. 36 MB
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Professors Fischl and Paul explain law school exams in ways no one has before, all with an eye toward improving the reader’s performance. The book begins by describing the difference between educational cultures that praise students for “right answers,” and the law school culture that rewards nuanced analysis of ambiguous situations in which more than one approach may be correct. Enormous care is devoted to explaining precisely how and why legal analysis frequently produces such perplexing situations. But the authors don’t stop with mere description. Instead, Getting to Maybe teaches how to excel on law school exams by showing the reader how legal analysis can be brought to bear on examination problems. The book contains hints on studying and preparation that go well beyond conventional advice. The authors also illustrate how to argue both sides of a legal issue without appearing wishy-washy or indecisive. Above all, the book explains why exam questions may generate feelings of uncertainty or doubt about correct legal outcomes and how the student can turn these feelings to his or her advantage. In sum, although the authors believe that no exam guide can substitute for a firm grasp of substantive material, readers who devote the necessary time to learning the law will find this book an invaluable guide to translating learning into better exam performance. “This book should revolutionize the ordeal of studying for law school exams… Its clear, insightful, fun to read, and right on the money.” — Duncan Kennedy, Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence, Harvard Law School “Finally a study aid that takes legal theory seriously… Students who master these lessons will surely write better exams. More importantly, they will also learn to be better lawyers.” — Steven L. Winter, Brooklyn Law School “If you can't spot a 'fork in the law' or a 'fork in the facts' in an exam hypothetical, get this book. If you don’t know how to play 'Czar of the Universe' on law school exams (or why), get this book. And if you do want to learn how to think like a lawyer—a good one—get this book. It's, quite simply, stone cold brilliant.” — Pierre Schlag, University of Colorado School of Law (Law Preview Book Review on The Princeton Review website) Attend a Getting to Maybe seminar! Click here for more information.

Open Book

Author : Barry Friedman
ISBN : 1454806079
Genre : Study Aids
File Size : 50. 58 MB
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Open Book: Succeeding on Exams from the First Day of Law School is accompanied by the Web site www.openbooklaw.com Wolters Kluwer Law & Business adds an outstanding volume to its list of practical tools for law school success - a contemporary, accessible and complete guide to exam preparation by two leading scholars and teachers Wolters Kluwer Law and Business is known for its essential guides for law school success. Now Open Book: Succeeding on Exams from the First Day of Law School offers today's law students more than simple exam preparation. The authors, both award-winning teachers with a wealth of classroom experience, reveal what professors really look for in exam answers. By linking exam-taking to the actual practice of law, they explain what it means to "think like a lawyer" in an exam setting, and how to get the most out of classes. Open Book also showcases a distinctive central pedagogy, "the pinball method of exam-taking," and provides detailed examples and a wealth of concrete exam-taking techniques. Initial reviewers―including professors teaching core 1L classes, writing instructors and law school administrators―have been unanimous and enthusiastic in their praise. Numerous student reviewers have likewise remarked that it changed their study habits and their entire outlook on law school. With straightforward prose, memorable, and often humorous illustrations, and a unique insider's perspective, Open Book: Succeeding on Exams from the First Day of Law School opens a clear path to law school success. Open Book is available both in print and e-book formats. An accompanying Web site provides all print book and e-book purchasers with access to free sample outlines, class notes, and class briefs. In addition, the Web site offers, as paid content, actual law school exams in all of the standard 1L subjects (Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Property, and Torts) along with feedback memos prepared by the professors who wrote and administered these exams, and actual student answers annotated by the same professors. Features of Open Book: Succeeding on Exams from the First Day of Law School Accompanied by Web site www.openbooklaw.com ISBN for the book to look it up is: 9781454806073 High-profile, experienced authors Advice derived from years of hands-on experience teaching almost every standard 1L course Distinctive central pedagogy: "the pinball method" of exam-taking Explains not just the "how" but the "why" of law school exams-- what makes law school exams unique Numerous detailed examples provide concrete demonstrations of exam-taking techniques Straightforward, often humorous style encourages engagement Key points accented with memorable illustrations Not just an exam prep book; guidance on getting the most out of classes and law school Extensive developmental reviews from 1L professors, writing instructors, and law school administrators, unanimously stellar Current law students reported the manuscript changed study habits and outlook on law school Accompanied by Web site www.openbooklaw.com Free content: sample outlines, class notes, case briefs Paid content: actual exams, real student answers annotated, feedback memos from professors Testimonial: Open book is a helpful resource for every law student. I received the book as a 1L and it provided an

The Law School Trip

Author : Andrew J. McClurg
ISBN : 9781552126462
Genre : Law
File Size : 84. 25 MB
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Prepare yourself for a long strange trip from which there is no return - The Law School Trip - a twisted insider's guide to the surreal world of legal education. Written by an award-winning law professor and humorist, The Law School Trip is the step-by-step guide that unlocks all the secrets of law school (to unlock the actual school, purchase The Lock-Picking Trip separately). In this one book, you'll learn about: * The LSAT® and other registered trademarks * Rankings: Feeling good about not getting into Harvard * Surviving the Socratic method with treatable injuries * Lucky charms and other tips for exam success * The Horribly Evil Bluebook * Fun, Fun, Fun and the Rule Against Perpetuities * Learning to love Mrs. Palsgraf * Strange Creatures from Outer Space and other law faculty * Law's Greatest Hits: Best First-Year Cases * Writing a resume your therapist would be proud of * And much, much more! The perfect gift for law students, lawyers, and anyone who has wondered what law school is like. REVIEWS "A delicious read from beginning to end." -- Grif Stockley, bestselling author of Probable Cause and Religious Conviction "Fly, drive, walk, or crawl to buy The Law School Trip, a superb and highly entertaining parody of legal education." -- Professor Timothy R. Zinnecker "Heaps and mounds of undulating and ululating laughter. ... McClurg makes the law school experience sparkle and shine." -- The Law Teacher, Official Publication of the Institute for Law School Teaching "Howlingly, gut-wrenchingly, turn purple and blow food out your nose funny!" -- The Bimonthly Review of Law Books "McClurg brings legal humor to new heights. ... Very, very funny!" -- Professor Myron Moskovitz "More pure pleasure than anything I've read in months." -- Professor Marianne Wesson, bestselling author of Render Up the Body and A Suggestion of Death "The perfect antidote for legal education... A must read for law students, professors, and lawyers." -- Professor Gerry Hess, Institute for Law School Teaching "What a Trip'! ... Truly a classic of legal humor." -- Professor David G. Owen "[A] one of a kind piece of work that you don't have to a lawyer or law student to love." -- Text-Book.com "[D]ispense[s] buckets of advice without ever removing tongue from cheek. ... [A] loving parody ... from the eyes of one who knows." -- National Jurist, The Magazine for Law Students

One L

Author : Scott Turow
ISBN : 9781447244936
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 55. 10 MB
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One L, Scott Turow's journal of his first year at law school introduces and a best-seller when it was first published in 1977, has gone on to become a virtual bible for prospective law students. Not only does it introduce with remarkable clarity the ideas and issues that are the stuff of legal education; it brings alive the anxiety and competiveness--with others and, even more, with oneself--that set the tone in this crucible of character building. Turow's multidimensional delving into his protagonists' psyches and his marvelous gift for suspense prefigure the achievements of his celebrated first novel, Presumed Innocent, one of the best-selling and most talked about books of 1987. Each September, a new crop of students enter Harvard Law School to begin an intense, often grueling, sometimes harrowing year of introduction to the law. Turow's group of One Ls are fresh, bright, ambitious, and more than a little daunting. Even more impressive are the faculty: Perini, the dazzling, combative professor of contracts, who presents himself as the students' antagonist in their struggle to master his subject; Zechman, the reserved professor of torts who seems so indecisive the students fear he cannot teach; and Nicky Morris, a young, appealing man who stressed the humanistic aspects of law. Will the One Ls survive? Will they excel? Will they make the Law Review, the outward and visible sign of success in this ultra-conservative microcosm? With remarkable insight into both his fellows and himself, Turow leads us through the ups and downs, the small triumphs and tragedies of the year, in an absorbing and throught-provoking narrative that teaches the reader not only about law school and the law but about the human beings who make them what they are.

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