About to Start Law School? Read Up!

For all of you out there who are about to begin law school and have, what appears to be, an endless amount of questions, you may find the following titles to be of assistance in providing some of the basics. All sources listed are available at Pace Law School Library.

Overall Advice and More

  • Kelsey May et al., What the L?: 25 Things We Wish We’d Known Before Going to Law School (2010).  KF283 .M388 2010
  • Herbert N. Ramy, Succeeding in Law School (2d ed. 2010).  KF283 .R36 2010
  • Nelson P. Miller, A Law Student’s Guide: Legal Education’s Knowledge, Skills, and Ethics Dimensions (2010).  KF283 .M548 2010
  • Ursula Furi-Perry, Law School Revealed: Secrets, Opportunities, and Success! (2009).  KF283 .F87 2009
  • Steven R. Sedberry, Law School Labyrinth: A Guide to Making the Most of Your Legal Education (2009).  KF283 .S43 2009
  • Gary A. Munneke, How to Succeed in Law School (4th ed. 2008).  KF283 .M86 2008
  • Ian Gallacher, Coming to Law School: How to Prepare Yourself for the Next Three Years (2010).  KF283 .G35 2010
  • Ruta K. Stropus & Charlotte D. Taylor, Bridging the Gap Between College and Law School: Strategies for Success (2d ed. 2009).  KF283 .S77 2009
  • Michael Ariens, Law School: Getting in, Getting out, Getting on (2010).  KF283 .A75 2010

How to Succeed in the First Year 

  • R. Stephanie Good, Law School 101: How to Succeed in Your First Year of Law School and Beyond (2d ed. 2009).  KF283 .G66 2009
  • Austen L. Parrish & Cristina C. Knolton, Hard-Nosed Advice from a Cranky Law Professor: How to Succeed in Law School (2010).  KF283 .P37 2010
  • 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).  KF283 .N69 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).  KF283 .W45 2008
  • Helene Shapo & Marshall Shapo, Law School Without Fear: Strategies for Success (3d ed. 2009).  KF386 .44 2009
  • Albert J. Moore & David A. Binder, Demystifying the First Year of Law School: A Guide to the 1L Experience (2010).  KF283 .M66 2010
  • Paul Bergman, Cracking the Case Method: Legal Analysis for Law School Success (2012). KF283 .B37 2012

The rest of law students’ manuals and handbooks are available here. For those interested, you may also want to check out titles on legal composition and academic writing.

Exam Advice

  • Chad Noreuil, The Zen of Law School Success (2011).  KF283 .N67 2011
  • Barry Friedman & John C.P. Goldberg, Open Book: Succeeding on Exams from the First Day of Law School (2011).  KF283 .F75 2011
  • Kimm A. Walton et al., Strategies & Tactics for the First Year Law Student: Maximize Your Grades (2010).  KF283 .W35 2010
  • John C. Dernbach, Writing Essay Exams to Succeed (Not Just to Survive) (2d ed. 2007).  KF283 .D47 2007
  • Rosemary La Puma, If I Don’t Pass the Bar I’ll Die: 73 Ways to Keep Stress and Worry from Affecting Your Performance on the Bar Exam (2008).  KF303 .L3 2008

And when the time comes, you may find the following collections in the library as well:

  • Strategies and Tactics by Walton and Emanuel
  • Strategies and Tactics by Finz
  • Questions and Answers Series
  • Examples and Explanations Series
  • Hornbooks, Nutshells, Study Aids, and Understanding Series

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