READINGS OF INTEREST FOR FIRST YEAR LAW STUDENTS

  • CLASSICS
  • PREPARING FOR LAW SCHOOL
  • CLASS PREPARATION
  • EXAM PREPARATION
  • THE COURTS, JUDICIAL PROCESS, JUDICIAL BIOGRAPHY
  • ISSUES OF SOCIAL JUSTICE
  • OTHER INTERESTING TITLES

CLASSICS

  1. The Bramble Bush: The Classic Lectures on the Law and Law School/ Karl Llewellyn
  2. The Devil’s Advocates: The Greatest Closing Arguments in Criminal Law/ Michael S. Lief
  3. Gideon’s Trumpet/ Anthony Lewis
  4. One L: The Turbulent True Story of a First Year at Harvard Law School/ Scott Turow
  5. Simple Justice: The History of Brown v. Board of Education and Black America’s Struggle for Equality/ Richard Kluger
  6. To Kill a Mockingbird/ Harper Lee

PREPARING FOR LAW SCHOOL

  1. Bridging the Gap Between College and Law School: Strategies for Success/ Ruta K. Stropus
  2. Coming to Law School: How to Prepare Yourself for the Next Three Years/ Ian Gallacher
  3. Demystifying the First Year of Law School: A Guide to the 1L Experience/ Albert J. Moore
  4. Excelling in Law School: A Complete Approach/ Jason C. Miller
  5. Law School Without Fear: Strategies for Success/ Helen Shapo
  6. Learning Outside the Box: A Handbook for Law Students Who Learn Differently/ Leah M. Christensen
  7. Starting Off Right in Law School/ Carolyn J. Nygren
  8. Tomorrow’s Lawyers: An Introduction to Your Future/ Richard Susskind
  9. What Every Law Student Really Needs to Know: an Introduction to Study of Law/ Tracey E. George, Suzanna Sherry
  10. Succeeding in Law School/ Herbert N. Ramy

CLASS PREPARATION

  1. 1000 Days to the Bar But the Practice of Law Begins Now: How to Achieve Your Personal Best in Law School/ Dennis J. Tonsing
  2. Cracking the Case Method: Legal Analysis for Law School Success/ Paul Bergman, Patrick Goodman, Thomas Horn
  3. Finding Your Voice in Law School: Mastering Classroom Cold Calls, Job Interviews and Other Verbal Challenges/ Molly Bishop Shadel
  4. Legal Writing in Plain English/ Bryan A. Garner
  5. Reading Like a Lawyer: Time-Saving Strategies for Reading Law Like an Expert/ Ruth Ann McKinney
  6. Thinking Like a Lawyer: A New Introduction to Legal Reasoning/ Frederick Schauer
  7. Legal Analysis: The Fundamental Skill/ David S. Romantz, Kathleen Elliot Vinson

EXAM PREPARATION

  1. Getting to Maybe: How to Excel on Law School Exams/ Richard Michael Fischl, Jeremy Paul
  2. Law School Exams: Preparing and Writing to Win/ Charles R. Calleros
  3. Mastering the Law School Exam: A Practical Blueprint for Preparing and Taking Law School Exams/ Suzanne Darrow-Kleinhaus

THE COURTS, JUDICIAL PROCESS, JUDICIAL BIOGRAPHY

  1. My Beloved World/ Sonia Sotomayor
  2. Out of Order: Stories from the History of the Supreme Court/ Sandra Day O’Connor
  3. Real Law Stories: Inside the American Judicial Process/ Richard A. Brisbane, Jr., John C. Kilwein
  4. The Steps to the Supreme Court: A Guided Tour of the American Legal System/ Peter Irons
  5. What’s Law Got to Do With It?: What Judges Do, Why They Do It, and What’s at Stake/ Charles Geyh

ISSUES OF SOCIAL JUSTICE

  1. All Labor Has Dignity/ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  2. Asylum Denied: A Refugee’s Struggle for Safety in America/ David Ngaruri Kenney, Philip G. Schrag
  3. Flagrant Conduct: the Story of Lawrence v. Texas: How a Bedroom Arrest Decriminalized Gay Americans
  4. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks/ Rebecca Skloot
  5. Intimate Wars: The Life and Times of the Woman Who Brought Abortion from the back Alley to the Board Room/ Merle Hoffman
  6. Little Pink House: A True Story of Defiance and Courage/ Jeff Benedict
  7. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness/ Michelle Alexander
  8. Taking Back Eden: Eight Environmental Cases That Changed the World/ Oliver A. Houck
  9. There Shall Be No Needy: Pursuing Social Justice Through Jewish Law and Tradition/ Jill Jacobs
  10. What We Have Done: An Oral History of the Disability Rights Movement/ Fred Pelka

OTHER INTERESTING TITLES

  1. The Companion Text to Law School: Understanding and Surviving Life with a Law Student/ Andrew J. McClurg
  2. Equal: Women Reshape American Law/ Fred Strebeigh
  3. Later-in-Life Lawyers: Tips for the Non-Traditional Law Student/ Charles Cooper
  4. Mindfulness for Law Students: Using the Power of Mindfulness to Achieve Balance and Success in Law School/ Scott L. Rogers
  5. 24 Hours with 24 Lawyers: Profiles of Traditional and Non-Traditional Careers
  6. The Zen of Law School Success
  7. The Buffalo Creek Disaster/ Gerald M. Stern
  8. A Civil Action/ Jonathon Harr