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Books to read before 1L

Postby Charlie.Home » Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:51 pm

I am graduating this December and will have a lot of free time before starting as a 1L in the fall. Any suggestions on some books to read before 1L starts? I am interested in corporate law.

And I mean a lot of time, so anything you think helpful/interesting. Prep books, pleasure, anything. Thanks.

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Re: Books to read before 1L

Postby Nova » Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:56 pm

GTM and LEEWS

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Re: Books to read before 1L

Postby sinfiery » Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:57 pm

Don't Go to Law School (Unless)

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Re: Books to read before 1L

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:59 pm

Anything by a famous Russian author (e.g., Crime & Punishment, The Brothers Karamozov, War & Peace) since you emphasized that you have a lot of time available during which to read. And, depending upon your definition of "a lot of time", you may want to tackle them in Russian.

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Re: Books to read before 1L

Postby Blessedassurance » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:01 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Anything by a famous Russian author (e.g., Crime & Punishment, The Brothers Karamozov, War & Peace) since you emphasized that you have a lot of time available during which to read.


Strong list, brother.

Also: The Death of Ivan Ilyich

Kafka's The Metamorphosis

Antheap

My Mortal Enemy

The Yellow Wallpaper

Some R.L. Stevenson

Some Dickens (mainly for the incredible prose)

Cthulhu

Notes from the Underground

The Blue Hotel

Almost anything by Dostoevsky, and to an extent, Tolstoy.

You should probably be drinking instead.
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Re: Books to read before 1L

Postby kalvano » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:01 pm

A Song of Ice and Fire would be a good choice.

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Re: Books to read before 1L

Postby nickb285 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:04 pm

If I can save the money/get a good tax return, my plan is to fly to Puerto Rico and sit on a beach in Vieques drinking rum and reading books by Carl Hiaasen. I strongly recommend you do the same.

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Re: Books to read before 1L

Postby Swimp » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:17 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Anything by a famous Russian author (e.g., Crime & Punishment, The Brothers Karamozov, War & Peace) since you emphasized that you have a lot of time available during which to read. And, depending upon your definition of "a lot of time", you may want to tackle them in Russian.


Good call. Anna Karenina is one of my favorite books, so I've decided to read War and Peace before law school starts (assuming I get in somewhere good, of course...)

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Re: Books to read before 1L

Postby chem » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:27 pm

kalvano wrote:A Song of Ice and Fire would be a good choice.


Credited. Farseer trilogy. Snowcrash. Anathem

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Re: Books to read before 1L

Postby NoodleyOne » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:28 pm

Infinite Jest!

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Re: Books to read before 1L

Postby NewYorkL » Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:08 pm

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Re: Books to read before 1L

Postby prezidentv8 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:47 pm

sinfiery wrote:Don't Go to Law School (Unless)


Bout right.

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Re: Books to read before 1L

Postby cinephile » Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:07 pm

Nothing will prepare you for law school, just read something for fun while you still have time for it. But you won't learn this until after 1L, so you'll probably end up reading something meaningless and wasting your time.

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Re: Books to read before 1L

Postby dingbat » Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:20 pm

kalvano wrote:A Song of Ice and Fire would be a good choice.

That shouldn't take more than a month, though

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Re: Books to read before 1L

Postby gaud » Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:21 pm

Nova wrote:GTM and LEEWS

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Re: Books to read before 1L

Postby kalvano » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:18 pm

dingbat wrote:
kalvano wrote:A Song of Ice and Fire would be a good choice.

That shouldn't take more than a month, though


You mean the time it takes Martin to write each page?

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Re: Books to read before 1L

Postby Zensack » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:10 pm

Dune
Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

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Re: Books to read before 1L

Postby NoodleyOne » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:15 pm

Zensack wrote:Dune
Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

Solid recs.

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Re: Books to read before 1L

Postby justonemoregame » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:05 pm

Pale Fire - Vladimir Nabokov
Sophie's Choice - Wm. Styron
Intimacy - Hanif Kureishi
Stuart: A Life Backwards - Alexander Masters
In Dubious Battle - John Steinbeck

some favorites. they will probably help you for law school, too, in various ways

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Re: Books to read before 1L

Postby dingbat » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:22 pm

kalvano wrote:
dingbat wrote:
kalvano wrote:A Song of Ice and Fire would be a good choice.

That shouldn't take more than a month, though


You mean the time it takes Martin to write each page?
:lol: Realistically, it seems I'm on track to have read the whole series in the time it takes him to write a chapter. Each book in the time it takes him to write a page? Maybe if I didn't have lawl school or any other commitments.

I'd love it if OP read non-stop and let us know the results

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Re: Books to read before 1L

Postby sinfiery » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:57 pm

Love this thread. Bought a Nook Glowlight off B&N, will try to read many of the books posted.

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Re: Books to read before 1L

Postby Ex Cearulo » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:32 am

Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Great freakin' book on Lincoln.

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Re: Books to read before 1L

Postby jrsbaseball5 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:40 am

HawgDriver wrote:Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Great freakin' book on Lincoln.


I've always wanted to read this book. Pretty legit huh?

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Re: Books to read before 1L

Postby Ex Cearulo » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:43 am

jrsbaseball5 wrote:
HawgDriver wrote:Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Great freakin' book on Lincoln.


I've always wanted to read this book. Pretty legit huh?

Definitely. Not a light read, but if you have any interest in Lincoln or some of the non-military aspects of the Civil War, I highly recommend it. It's particularly interesting from a leadership/teambuilding perspective.

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Re: Books to read before 1L

Postby jrsbaseball5 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:52 am

HawgDriver wrote:
jrsbaseball5 wrote:
HawgDriver wrote:Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Great freakin' book on Lincoln.


I've always wanted to read this book. Pretty legit huh?

Definitely. Not a light read, but if you have any interest in Lincoln or some of the non-military aspects of the Civil War, I highly recommend it. It's particularly interesting from a leadership/teambuilding perspective.


That seems pretty cool. I have always found the way that he selected his cabinet to be very interesting and probably something worth emulating. I'll have to see if I can pick it up somewhere




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