Reluctantly admitting, the summer is coming to an end and the fall semester is approaching fast. Pace Law School community is preparing to welcome its Fall 2014 incoming class next week and looks forward to another successful year working with new and returning students. Law School is a new and exciting experience and the Law Library collects materials that help students navigate these new waters. The following is a list of resources available at Pace Law Library providing guidance on analyzing case law, succeeding on a law school exam, academic writing, law review competition, succeeding in the first year, and more.
Check out the following (all available at Pace Law Library):
- Ian E. Scott, Law School Lowdown: Secrets of Success from the Application Process to Landing the First Job (2013).
- Molly Bishop Shadel, Finding Your Voice in Law School: Mastering Classroom Cold Calls, Job Interviews, and Other Verbal Challenges (2013).
- Paul Bergman, Patrick Goodman & Thomas Holm, Cracking the Case Method: Legal Analysis for Law School Success (2012).
- Ruth Ann McKinney, Reading Like a Lawyer: Time-Saving Strategies for Reading Law Like an Expert (2d ed. 2012).
- Alex Schimel, Law School Exams: A Guide to Better Grades (2012).
- Bradley J. Charles, Applying Law (2011).
- Robert H. Miller, Law School Confidential: A Complete Guide to the Law School Experience: By Students, for Students (3d ed. 2011).
- Chad Noreuil, The Zen of Law School Success (2011).
- John C. Dernbach, Writing Essay Exams to Succeed in Law School (Not Just to Survive) (3d ed. 2010).
- Ian Gallacher, Coming to Law School: How to Prepare Yourself for the New Three Years (2010).
- Kelsey May, Samantha Roberts & Elizabeth Shelton, What the L?: 25 Things We Wish We’d Known Before Going to Law School (2010).
- Nelson P. Miller, A Law Student’s Guide: Legal Education’s Knowledge, Skills, and Ethics Dimensions (2010).
- Albert J. Moore, Demystifying the First Year of Law School: A Guide to the 1L Experience (2010).
- Austen L. Parrish & Cristina C. Knolton, Hard-Nosed Advice from a Cranky Law Professor: How to Succeed in Law School (2010).
- Herbert N. Ramy, Succeeding in Law School (2d ed. 2010).
- Nancy B. Rapoport & Jeffrey D. Van Niel, Law School Survival Manual: From LSAT to Bar Exam (2010).
- Eugene Volokh, Academic Legal Writing: Law Review Articles, Student Notes, Seminar Papers, and Getting on Law Review (4th. ed. 2010).
- Clifford R. Ennico, Make Law Review (2009).
- Ursula Furi-Perry, Law School Revealed: Secrets, Opportunities, and Success! (2009).
- Tracy E. George & Suzanna Sherry, What Every Law Student Really Needs to Know: An Introduction to the Study of Law (2009).
- Stephanie R. Good, Law School 101: How to Succeed in Your First Year of Law School and Beyond (2d ed. 2009).
- Andrew J. McClurg, 1L of a Ride: A Well-Traveled Professor’s Roadmap to Success in the First Year of Law School (2009).
- Steven R. Sedberry, Law School Labyrinth: A Guide to Making the Most of Your Legal Education (2009).
- Ruta K. Stropus & Charlotte D. Taylor, Bridging the Gap Between College and Law School: Strategies for Success (2d. ed. 2009).
- Peter T. Wendel, Deconstructing Legal Analysis: A 1L Primer (2009).
- Wes Henricksen, Making Law Review: The Expert’s Guide to Mastering the Write-On Competition (2008).
- Shana Connell Noyes & Henry S. Noyes, Acing Your First Year of Law School: The Ten Steps to Success You Won’t Learn in Class (2d ed. 2008).
- Gary Munneke, How to Succeed in Law School (4th ed. 2008).
- Michael Hunter Schwartz, Expert Learning for Law Students (2d ed. 2008).
- Charles H. Whitebread, The Eight Secrets of Top Exam Performance in Law School: An Easy-to-Use, Step-by-Step Approach for Achieving Great Grades (2d ed. 2008).
As you come closer to the end of the first semester, you will start preparing for final exams. To help you study, the library has an extensive collection of the following materials:
- Strategies and Tactics by Walton and Emanuel
- Strategies and Tactics by Finz
- Questions and Answers Series
- Examples and Answers Series
- Hornbooks, Nutshells, and Understanding Series
Additionally, the US News recently published an article titled 7 Tips for Surviving the First Week of Law School by Shawn P. O’Connor (Aug. 18, 2014) and the Pace Law Library has its own Guide to First-Year Law Students.
Good Luck, Learn a Lot, and Enjoy Yourselves!