Law School Confidential

A Complete Guide to the Law School Experience: By Students, for Students

Author: Robert H. Miller

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250107873

Category: Law

Page: 432

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I WISH I KNEW THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW! Don't get to the end of your law school career muttering these words to yourself! Take the first step toward building a productive, successful, and perhaps even pleasant law school experience—read this book! Written by students, for students, Law School Confidential has been the "must-have" guide for anyone thinking about, applying to, or attending law school for more than a decade. And now, in this newly revised third edition, it's more valuable than ever. This isn't the advice of graying professors or battle-scarred practitioners long removed from law school. Robert H. Miller has assembled a blue-ribbon panel of recent graduates from across the country to offer realistic and informative firsthand advice about what law school is really like. This updated edition contains the very latest information and strategies for thriving and surviving in law school—from navigating the admissions process and securing financial aid, choosing classes, studying and exam strategies, and securing a seat on the law review to getting a judicial clerkship and a job, passing the bar exam, and much, much more. Newly added material also reveals a sea change that is just starting to occur in legal education, turning it away from the theory-based platform of the previous several decades to a pragmatic platform being demanded by the rigors of today's practices. Law School Confidential is a complete guide to the law school experience that no prospective or current law student can afford to be without.

Med School Confidential

A Complete Guide to the Medical School Experience: By Students, for Students

Author: Robert H. Miller,Dan Bissell, M.D.

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429907185

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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Med School Confidential from Robert H. Miller and Daniel M. Bissell uses the same chronological format and mentor-based system that have made Law School Confidential and Business School Confidential such treasured and popular guides. It takes the reader step-by-step through the entire med school process--from thinking about, applying to, and choosing a medical school and program, through the four-year curriculum, internships, residencies, and fellowships, to choosing a specialty and finding the perfect job. With a foreword by Chair of the Admissions Committee at Dartmouth Medical School Harold M. Friedman, M.D., Med School Confidential provides what no other book currently does: a comprehensive, chronological account of the full medical school experience.

Business School Confidential

A Complete Guide to the Business School Experience: By Students, for Students

Author: Katherine F. Koegler,Robert H. Miller

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466827165

Category: Study Aids

Page: 352

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Featuring an in-depth interview with the Director of Admissions at Tuck School of Business, ranked #1 by the Wall Street Journal. Written for students about to embark on this two-year odyssey, by students who have successfully survived business school, Business School Confidential provides a comprehensive, blow-by-blow chronological account of the complete MBA experience. Miller and Loucks have assembled a panel of recent MBA graduates from across the country, all of whom are in a prime position to offer realistic and informative advice on what business school is really like today. Together, they will walk you through the entire process - from thinking about, applying to, and choosing a business school and program, through the two-year curriculum, recruiting, summer internships, networking, and ultimately, finding the perfect job. The book also features interviews with top Fortune 500 CEOs including Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com, Larry Bossidy, former CEO of Allied Signal; Vernon R. Loucks formerly of Baxter International and currently of Segway, Jim McNerney, CEO of 3M; and Edward Whitacre, Chairman and CEO of SBC, and with Kristine Laca, the Director of Admissions of Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, currently rated as the #1 Business School in the U.S. according to the Wall Street Journal. This is truly a book no aspiring business school student should be without.

Law School Confidential, Revised

A Complete Guide to the Law School Experience: By Students, for Students

Author: Robert H. Miller

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429978026

Category: Education

Page: 352

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Law School Confidential is written for students about to embark on this three-year odyssey by students who have successfully survived. It demystifies the life-altering thrill ride that defines an American legal education by providing a comprehensive, blow-by-blow, chronological account of what to expect. It arms students with a thorough overview of the contemporary law school experience. This isn't the advice of graying professors or battle-scarred practitioners decades removed from law school. Miller has assembled a panel of recent graduates to act as "mentors", all of whom are perfectly positioned to shed light on what law school is like today. From taking the LSAT, to securing financial aid, to navigating the notorious first semester, to taking exams, to applying for summer internships, to getting on the law review, to tackling the bar and beyond...this book explains it all.

Campus Confidential

The Complete Guide to the College Experience by Students for Students

Author: Robert H. Miller

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780787978556

Category: Education

Page: 528

View: 9915

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Campus Confidential is the ultimate insider’s guide to surviving and thriving in college. Written in a friendly, conversational style, Campus Confidential offers a comprehensive, chronological treatment of the college experience by the author, a Yale graduate, and a blue-ribbon panel of fourteen diverse “mentors” from colleges and universities around the country. But this is not just another fluff-filled freshman handbook. Campus Confidential is the complete guide to the college experience—providing solid, road-tested advice for every stage of the process, from high school students getting ready to apply, to college seniors looking for jobs or applying to graduate school, and everything in between.

Acing Your First Year of Law School

The Ten Steps to Success You Won't Learn in Class, 2nd Ed.

Author: Shana Connell Noyes,Henry S. Noyes

Publisher: William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

ISBN: 0837714109

Category: Law

Page: 150

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First published in 1999, Acing Your First Year of Law School has become one of the bestselling law school preparation books of all time. Every law student will tell you that the first year is the most important and the most frustrating. Law professors do not teach students the law, instead they leave students on their own to figure out the "answer" from a series of questions. This is a manual that teaches first year law students the ten basic skills they need to know to start learning their first day and ace their first year. The Second Edition has been updated to reflect the best use of technology. It includes a Preface that addresses the Socratic Method and how to beat it. It also includes an Epilogue that focuses on tasks that are necessary to ensure a successful transition from the first to the second semester.

Should You Really be a Lawyer?

The Guide to Smart Career Choices Before, During & After Law School

Author: Deborah Schneider,Gary Belsky

Publisher: Gary Belsky

ISBN: 9780940675575

Category: Law

Page: 239

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One L

The Turbulent True Story of a First Year at Harvard Law School

Author: Scott Turow

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429939560

Category: Law

Page: 337

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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. In the new afterword for this edition of One L, the author looks back on law school from the perspective of ten years' work as a lawyer and offers some suggestions for reforming legal education.

Getting to Maybe

How to Excel on Law School Exams

Author: Richard Michael Fischl,Jeremy R. Paul

Publisher: Carolina Academic Press

ISBN: 161163217X

Category: Study Aids

Page: 348

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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.

Going to Law School

Everything You Need to Know to Choose and Pursue a Degree in Law

Author: Harry Castleman,Christopher Niewoehner

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Is a career in law right for you? Thinking of attending law school? Where should you apply? The verdict is in: This comprehensive guide has the answers to all your questions. Written from the perspectives of a veteran lawyer and a recent law school graduate, this guide covers every aspect of preparing for and pursuing a career in law. Going to Law School? takes you through the entire process--from what you need to do before applying to what you can expect during law school to what career paths you can follow after graduation. You'll find: * Straight facts on the application and admissions process * Tips on studying for and taking the LSAT * Advice on determining which law school is right for you * An insider's look at how law schools operate * A thorough survey of career options.

The Law School Trip

The Insider's Guide to Law School

Author: Andrew J. McClurg

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1552126463

Category: Law

Page: 202

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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

How to Succeed in Law School

Author: Gary A. Munneke

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764139796

Category: Law

Page: 230

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(back cover) Updated to reflect today's law school experience, How to Succeed in Law School gives you the head start you'll need as you prepare to enter law school. The author describes the day-to-day law school experience, tells you which subjects you'll be taking, and advises on ways to develop the habits that will enable you to excel. He also offers tips on handling the inevitable stresses that are a part of law school. If law school is in your future, you need to read this book.

How to Get Into Law School

Author: Susan Estrich

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440685002

Category: Education

Page: 320

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Whether you’re is a college junior facing the LSATs, a senior sitting with disappointing test scores, or someone who has always dreamed of a career in the law, there is too much at stake not to ask the hard questions about what lies ahead. How to Get into Law School will tell you all you need to know about: Choosing and applying to law school The law school admission test (LSAT) and law school applications Getting into law school Suceeding as a student Finding career fulfillment In How to Get Into Law School, Susan Estrich lends her unique point of view and far-ranging experience-as ace law student, tenured professor, renowned legal scholar and analyst-to the life and career questions applicants will face, and answers them in the frank, no-nonsense manner that is her trademark. Featuring anecdotes from admissions directors, professors, veteran attorneys, and adventurous students alike, How to Get Into Law School lays out the facts on: Applications Essays Getting Scholarships Community service The Rigors of Studying Surviving Interviews Finding Employment If you’re considering going to law school, this is your indispensable how-to guide.

1l of a Ride

A Well-traveled Professor's Roadmap to Success in the First Year of Law School

Author: Andrew McClurg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781634607896

Category: LAW

Page: 479

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Assigned as required or recommended reading at law schools throughout the country, 1L of a Ride provides a candid, comprehensive roadmap to both academic and emotional success in law school's crucial first year. Told in an accessible first-person voice, covered topics in the revised and updated third edition include pre-planning, top student fears, first-year curriculum, the Socratic and case methods of teaching, effective class participation, top habits of successful students, essential study techniques, legal research and writing, exam strategies, maintaining well-being, and much more. Combines anecdotes, comments from law students, empirical research, and authentic samples of signature documents from the 1L experience, including exam questions, Socratic dialogue, and student case-briefs, class notes, and course outlines. McClurg is an award-winning professor who has taught at six different law schools.

The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an Expert

Author: Ann K. Levine

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0578059975

Category: Reference

Page: 159

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Insights and strategies for success in the competitive law school application process offered by law school admission consultant and former director of law school admissions, Ann Levine, Esq. Ms. Levine is "The Secret Weapon of Law School Applicants Nationwide" and 95,000 law school hopefuls and pre-law students rely upon her Law School Expert blog for tips and advice throughout the law school application cycle. Whether you're applying to a top law school or just praying to get in anywhere, The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an Expert" explains each piece of the process with candor and openness and answers the questions asked most frequently by law school applicants, including: How do I decide which law schools to apply to? Why is the personal statement so important and what should I write about? How do I explain a low LSAT score? Who should write my letters of recommendation and what should they emphasize? What can I do if I am wait listed at my top choice school? For answer

Law School For Dummies

Author: Rebecca Fae Greene

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118068748

Category: Law

Page: 384

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The straightforward guide to surviving and thriving in law school Every year more than 40,000 students enter law school and at any given moment there are over 125,000 law school students in the United States. Law school’s highly pressurized, super-competitive atmosphere often leaves students stressed out and confused, especially in their first year. Balancing life and schoolwork, passing the bar, and landing a job are challenges that students often need help facing. In Law School For Dummies, former law school student Rebecca Fae Greene uses straight talk, sound advice, and gentle humor to help students sort through the swamp of coursework and focus on what’s important–all while maintaining a life. She also offers rare insight on the law school experience for women, minorities, non-traditional, and non-Ivy League students.

Law School 101

Author: R. Stephanie Good

Publisher: SphinxLegal

ISBN: 1572483741

Category: Law

Page: 217

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Law School 101 is an insightful and often humorous guide to help students anticipate the trials, tribulations, and thrills of going to law school.

So You Want to be a Lawyer

The Ultimate Guide to Getting into and Succeeding in Law School

Author: Lisa Fairchild Jones, Esq.,Timothy B. Francis, Esq.,Walter C. Jones, Esq.

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 151072639X

Category: Law

Page: 352

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Completely revised and updated, So You Want to Be a Lawyer takes you through the process of becoming a lawyer, examining each phase in a helpful and easy-to-understand narrative. Find out what practicing law is like before you step into your first law school class. Practice solving legal problems as law students would in law school and lawyers might in an actual courtroom. Find out how to get into law school. And there’s much more: •Advice on how to select a law school, along with names and addresses of American Bar Association (ABA)-approved law schools •An explanation of the law school admissions process, and ways to improve your chances for getting in •Practical exercises and advice that will give you a head start over other first-year law students •Information about career opportunities as a lawyer Written by three experienced lawyers, this book will help you understand the types of problems facing law students and lawyers on a daily basis. Not only will it prepare you for law school, but it will also become your trusted guide on the path to becoming a successful lawyer.

Later-in-life Lawyers

Tips for the Non-traditional Law Student

Author: Charles Cooper

Publisher: Fine Print PressLtd

ISBN: 9781888960167

Category: Law

Page: 336

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If you've picked this book up, you fall into one of two categories. Chances are, if you go to law school you're someone who would be considered a "nontraditional" student. Or you're a "traditional" student (i.e., a student planning to go straight from college to law school) who is looking for a different perspective on the law school game. Either way, you'll find this book to be a valuable resourceùfrom the initial stages of planning for law school through admissions, the first year, and right up to graduation and the bar exam. Other law school books focus on largely irrelevant factors such as rankings and employment in "prestigious" law firms. In short, while a large fraction of law students today would be considered nontraditional, there is little accurate, relevant material to help nontraditional students navigate the admissions process and ultimately succeed in law school. That's where this guide steps in. This book is a distillation of the collective wisdom and experience of thousands of law students (including, yes, law review editors). With hundreds of excerpts, the information in this book is applicable to all law students... traditional and nontraditional alike. After combining parenting with law school, Charles Cooper practices law in Virginia (and continues as a practicing parent). As mid-life is upon him, he's considering a transition from yardwork to motorcycles. Book jacket.