Getting To Maybe

Author: Richard Michael Fischl
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
ISBN: 161163217X
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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.

The Best 117 Law Schools

Author: Eric Owens
Publisher: The Princeton Review
ISBN: 9780375764196
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"Our Best 357 Colleges is the best-selling college guide on the market because it is the voice of the students. Now we let graduate students speak for themselves, too, in these brand-new guides for selecting the ideal business, law, medical, or arts and humanities graduate school. It includes detailed profiles; rankings based on student surveys, like those made popular by our Best 357 Colleges guide; as well as student quotes about classes, professors, the social scene, and more. Plus we cover the ins and outs of admissions and financial aid. Each guide also includes an index of all schools with the most pertinent facts, such as contact information. And we've topped it all off with our school-says section where participating schools can talk back by providing their own profiles. It's a whole new way to find the perfect match in a graduate school."

Law School Survival Manual

Author: Nancy B. Rapoport
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454804696
Size: 71.61 MB
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In the Law School Survival Manual, Nancy Rapoport and Jeff Van Niel serve as the friendly voice of experience whose wit and wisdom will guide you through law school from the application process to orientation, and from your first year to graduation - including summer jobs, clerkships, and the bar exam. This concise handbook focuses on all aspects of law school that are mystifying or tricky or both. The Law School Survival Manual: From LSAT to Bar Exam offers complete coverage, Before law school What you'll need before you apply Picking the right law school for you Orientation Your checklist for law school First year Collegiality and etiquette Friendships, romance, and networking The psychology of law professors Reading cases and statutes Outlining and studying Preparing for essay and multiple-choice exams Choosing upper-level courses Managing your time and scheduling your life Exploring joint-degree program opportunities Finding and applying for a summer job Landing a judicial clerkship Studying for the bar exam and the MPRE With reassuring humor and unique perspectives, Nancy Rapoport and Jeff Van Niel show you how to cope with stress, manage your time, study efficiently, nurture new friendships, write a paper, prepare for exams, and make sound decisions - in law school and beyond.

How To Be Sort Of Happy In Law School

Author: Kathryne M. Young
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 150360568X
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Each year, over 40,000 new students enter America's law schools. Each new crop experiences startlingly high rates of depression, anxiety, fatigue, and dissatisfaction. Kathryne M. Young was one of those disgruntled law students. After finishing law school (and a PhD), she set out to learn more about the law school experience and how to improve it for future students. Young conducted one of the most ambitious studies of law students ever undertaken, charting the experiences of over 1000 law students from over 100 different law schools, along with hundreds of alumni, dropouts, law professors, and more. How to Be Sort of Happy in Law School is smart, compelling, and highly readable. Combining her own observations and experiences with the results of her study and the latest sociological research on law schools, Young offers a very different take from previous books about law school survival. Instead of assuming her readers should all aspire to law-review-and-big-firm notions of success, Young teaches students how to approach law school on their own terms: how to tune out the drumbeat of oppressive expectations and conventional wisdom to create a new breed of law school experience altogether. Young provides readers with practical tools for finding focus, happiness, and a sense of purpose while facing the seemingly endless onslaught of problems law school presents daily. This book is an indispensable companion for today's law students, prospective law students, and anyone who cares about making law students' lives better. Bursting with warmth, realism, and a touch of firebrand wit, How to Be Sort of Happy in Law School equips law students with much-needed wisdom for thriving during those three crucial years.

Best 170 Law Schools

Author: John Owens
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 9780375766282
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Provides a detailed overview of 170 of the finest law schools across North America, including information on each school's academic program, competitiveness, financial aid, admissions requirements, and social scenes. Original. 12,500 first printing.

Complete Book Of Law Schools 2004

Author: Eric Owens
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 9780375763472
Size: 37.61 MB
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Nobody knows law schools better than The Princeton Review. EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO MAKE A CRUCIAL DECISION The law school you choose determines how you’ll spend the next three years of your life and greatly influences how well you will do in the job market after graduation. The Complete Book of Law Schools gives you the lowdown on all ABA- and CBA-accredited schools in the United States and Canada. It also provides the answers to all the practical questions you should ask about every law school to which you consider applying, such as: -What are the average GPA and LSAT scores of admitted students? -What is the student/faculty ratio? -What is the job placement rate for graduates? -How generous is each law school’s financial aid package? Plus the basics, like snail mail and email addresses, telephone numbers, admissions deadlines, tuition, and more. You’ll also find tips on what makes a bold personal statement, insight into the mysterious admissions index, pros and cons of the different kinds of law school loans, and an admissions timeline that will keep you ahead of the game and (relatively) stress-free.

Complete Book Of Law Schools 2003 Edition

Author: Eric Owens
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 9780375762710
Size: 49.93 MB
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What makes the "Complete Book of Law Schools the leading law school guide? "ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO MAKE A CRUCIAL DECISION The law school you choose determines how you'll spend the next three years of your life and greatly influences how well you will do in the job market when you graduate. The "Complete Book of Law Schools gives you the lowdown on all ABA & CBA accredited schools in the United States and Canada. It also provides you with all the practical information you'll want when you apply: -What are the average GPA and LSAT scores of admitted students? -What is the student/faculty ratio? -What is the job placement rate for graduates? -How generous is each school's financial aid package? -Campus and e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, admissions deadlines, tuition, and more