historyholly wrote:Long indeed. Plus, Law School Confidential and Getting to Maybe were no where to be found on the list, which are the only books I am going to bother reading
Both good books. I've read both and plan to read several others that happen to be on the list... A Civil Action was pretty good and I know many CivPro classes have it as required reading. Any Grisham book is good for drumming-up excitement for law school (The Associate was my latest read - finished in two sittings). Currently reading King of Torts (Grisham). I wouldn't necessarily recommend Bramble Bush. It was relatively short and rather (perhaps purposely) painful. I'd heard that if you can read it and still be interested in the law, you should go to law school. It didn't change my mind, but I got the impression that it was trying to echo the more laborious and obtuse judicial writings that we'll have to drudge through in the next few years. I didn't feel like it gave a whole lot of insight into the law or it's study. I read In Our Defense, which was an easy and fun review of The Constitution. Recently read Becoming Justice Blackmun. Probably the most excitement-inspiring books I've read thus far. I really enjoy biographies, and will probably read several others this summer. I also plan to read The Nine and The Brethren. I've read both OneL and The Paper Chase, and I highly recommend the former. The latter, while perhaps conveying the harsh realities of LS for the author, was poorly written and the characters poorly constructed. I wouldn't waste your time on The Paper Chase. OneL covers all the intricacies of The Paper Chase but is much more detailed and insightful. I also plan to read Intro to Legal Reasoning as I've noticed it on several LS reading lists. And Law School Survival Guide was written by Nancy Rappoport (of UNLV), so I figure it would be a good idea to at least browse through this one.
Anybody else have thoughts on summer reading?