The information below is not at all required, but sometimes future law students appreciate reading materials that might help them prepare for their transition to law school. There is a plethora of information available but don’t drive yourself crazy trying to read it all. Listed are a few sources that may be helpful. More information will be added throughout the year, but also feel free to contact our Admissions Office directly at (573) 882-6042 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any additional questions.
Books for incoming 1Ls:
- Law 101: Everything You Need to Know About the American Legal System by Jay Feinman
- Acing Your First Year of Law School: The Ten Steps to Success You Won’t Learn in Class by Shana & Henry Noyes
- The Law School Experience: Law, Legal Reasoning, and Lawyering by Lissa Griffin & Bennett Gershman
- A Practical Guide to Writing Law School Essay Exams by John Dernbach
- Expert Learning for Law Students by Michael H. Schwartz
- 1L of a Ride: A Well-Traveled Professor’s Roadmap to Success in the First Year of Law School by Andrew J. McClurg
- Reading Like a Lawyer: Time-Saving Strategies for Reading Law Like an Expert by Ruth Ann McKinney
- Succeeding in Law School by Herbert N. Ramy
- Bridging the Gap between College and Law School: Strategies for Success by Ruta K. Stropus and Charlotte D. Taylor
- Illusions of Competence: Using Empirical Research on Undergraduate Study Behaviors to Maximize Law Learning by Jennifer M. Cooper.
Suggested reading for family and friends:
• The Companion Text to Law School: Understanding and Surviving Life with a Law Student by Andrew J. McClurg