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Postby dibs » Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:52 pm

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Re: lolwtf

Postby Bildungsroman » Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:55 pm

I don't think your law school expects/wants you to read all of these, this list seems more like a "you may find these books interesting or benefit from them in a broad sense, so you should consider checking some of them out" kind of list.

I mean, honestly, they have "To Kill a Mockingbird" on there.

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Re: lolwtf

Postby ozarkhack » Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:59 pm

Does seem a little much.

Though I highly recommend "The Brethren." Just read it last week. Pretty darn interesting.

EDIT: Fixed b/c I'm too anal about style rules.
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Re: lolwtf

Postby happy187 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:01 pm

I got a list as well, although not nearly as long:

? Bridging the Gap Between College and Law School : Strategies for Success, Ruta Stropus and Charlotte Taylor

? Getting to Maybe: How to Excel on Law School Exams, Michael Fischl and Jeremy Paul

? Law 101, Everything You Need to Know About the American Legal System, Jay Feinman

? Law School Confidential ? A Complete Guide to the Law School Experience, Robert Miller

? Starting Off Right in Law School , Carolyn K. Nygren

? 1000 Days to the Bar ? But the Practice of Law Begins Now; How to Achieve Your Personal Best in Law School , Dennis J. Tonsing

? Reading Like a Lawyer ? Time-saving Strategies for Reading Law Like an Expert, Ruth McKinney

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Re: lolwtf

Postby trialjunky » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:02 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:I don't think your law school expects/wants you to read all of these, this list seems more like a "you may find these books interesting or benefit from them in a broad sense, so you should consider checking some of them out" kind of list.

I mean, honestly, they have "To Kill a Mockingbird" on there.


Dont take that tone with TKAM. I freaking lov Atticus Finch. Op, push this to the top of your list (even though I'm sure you've read it several times by now)

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Re: lolwtf

Postby Bildungsroman » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:08 pm

trialjunky wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:I don't think your law school expects/wants you to read all of these, this list seems more like a "you may find these books interesting or benefit from them in a broad sense, so you should consider checking some of them out" kind of list.

I mean, honestly, they have "To Kill a Mockingbird" on there.


Dont take that tone with TKAM. I freaking lov Atticus Finch. Op, push this to the top of your list (even though I'm sure you've read it several times by now)


I'm not suggesting it's a bad book (I personally like it) but it wouldn't be worth shit to a law student in terms of helping them with legal issues or class. But it may offer some benefit to law students looking to be deluded about the legal profession.

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Re: lolwtf

Postby Bert » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:09 pm

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Re: lolwtf

Postby chicagolaw2013 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:47 am

A Civil Action and TKAM are two of my favorite law-related books. I mean, obviously not meant to really teach you about the law, but gives you that "window into the legal profession" oppty. Except I wouldn't go for broke like he did in A Civil Action and lay all your possessions on the line for one case. Stuuuuupidddddd lol.

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Re: lolwtf

Postby MURPH » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:54 am

trialjunky wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:I don't think your law school expects/wants you to read all of these, this list seems more like a "you may find these books interesting or benefit from them in a broad sense, so you should consider checking some of them out" kind of list.

I mean, honestly, they have "To Kill a Mockingbird" on there.


Dont take that tone with TKAM. I freaking lov Atticus Finch. Op, push this to the top of your list (even though I'm sure you've read it several times by now)
There are a lot of lawyers who were inspired to go into law because of Atticus Finch. I was inspired to go into law because of Clarrence Darrow and the Monkey Trial.

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Re: lolwtf

Postby merichard87 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:59 am

Thats the same list Susan Estrich gave in her book "How to get into Law School".

I think I'm going to check out a few of those titles though.

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Re: lolwtf

Postby Dany » Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:27 am

"1L of a Ride"? Seriously?
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Re: lolwtf

Postby KMaine » Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:33 am

eskimo wrote:"1L of a Ride"? Seriously? What a fucking embarrassing title...


If by "embarrassing" you mean "awesome," I completely agree.

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Re: lolwtf

Postby VA LawDog » Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:36 am

eskimo wrote:"1L of a Ride"? Seriously? What a fucking embarrassing title...

It's actually an excellent book.

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Re: lolwtf

Postby Bildungsroman » Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:39 am

eskimo wrote:"1L of a Ride"? Seriously? What a fucking embarrassing title...


I think it's clever :oops:

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Re: lolwtf

Postby OrcinusOrcas » Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:42 am

tag! I've started reading Law School Confidential and Getting to Maybe...both fun and interesting, IMO.

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Re: lolwtf

Postby Dany » Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:49 am

I've never read the book, but I just saw that title and groaned. Sorry to the fans.

Here's a cute puppy as a peace offering:

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:D

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Re: lolwtf

Postby eldizknee » Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:05 pm

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Re: lolwtf

Postby chicagolaw2013 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:16 pm

eskimo wrote:I've never read the book, but I just saw that title and groaned. Sorry to the fans.

Here's a cute puppy as a peace offering:

--ImageRemoved--

:D


Awwwwww that is the cutest puppy pic evar.

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Re: lolwtf

Postby traehekat » Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:29 pm

My school send me a bunch of E&E's and told me to get started.

EDIT: Careers in Law, Gary A. Munneke ... isn't this the guy highlighted in PLS who pulled a chair out from under a student just as she was about to sit down?

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Re: lolwtf

Postby dood » Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:48 pm

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Re: lolwtf

Postby Duralex » Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:00 pm

VA LawDog wrote:
eskimo wrote:"1L of a Ride"? Seriously? What a fucking embarrassing title...

It's actually an excellent book.


This. The title is a bit of groaner, but I've plowed through a number of these books and it really is quite good.

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Re: lolwtf

Postby traehekat » Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:41 pm

Duralex wrote:
VA LawDog wrote:
eskimo wrote:"1L of a Ride"? Seriously? What a fucking embarrassing title...

It's actually an excellent book.


This. The title is a bit of groaner, but I've plowed through a number of these books and it really is quite good.


My mom was going to get this for me as part of a graduation gift or something, but I told her I had never really heard of it so she may want to hold off (cause I know there are so many crap books out there on law school I didn't want her to waste the money). Apparently it has like, 30 five star reviews on Amazon and nothing else, so maybe it actually IS pretty solid (although you can't always trust those). It's like $30, though!

For those of you who have read GTM, LSC, and PLS... would you recommend this book as well? Is there anything in it that isn't in the other books?

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Re: lolwtf

Postby keg411 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:45 pm

ozarkhack wrote:Does seem a little much.

Though I highly recommend "The Brethren." Just read it last week. Pretty darn interesting.

EDIT: Fixed b/c I'm too anal about style rules.


Awesome book. I cannot recommend it enough times.

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Re: lolwtf

Postby Duralex » Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:55 pm

traehekat wrote:
Duralex wrote:
VA LawDog wrote:
eskimo wrote:"1L of a Ride"? Seriously? What a fucking embarrassing title...

It's actually an excellent book.


This. The title is a bit of groaner, but I've plowed through a number of these books and it really is quite good.


My mom was going to get this for me as part of a graduation gift or something, but I told her I had never really heard of it so she may want to hold off (cause I know there are so many crap books out there on law school I didn't want her to waste the money). Apparently it has like, 30 five star reviews on Amazon and nothing else, so maybe it actually IS pretty solid (although you can't always trust those). It's like $30, though!

For those of you who have read GTM, LSC, and PLS... would you recommend this book as well? Is there anything in it that isn't in the other books?


Maybe take a half an hour at Borders or B&N and flip through it in the coffee shop, if there's one nearby. I think they'll let you browse special orders, if they don't have it in stock. Part of what makes it appealing is McClurg's humor and honesty about the ups and downs of LS, and that would be hard to get across in a set of bullet points. As to specifics about what he has that others don't, I'd have to wait until I'm home next week and can review my copy--but one section that comes to mind is a later chapter on LRW for which McClurg found multiple LRW instructors to collaborate with; it's formatted as a roundtable discussion and provides some very good insight. His review of supplements is also very comprehensive.




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