Best book(s) for writing law school exams other than GTM?

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Best book(s) for writing law school exams other than GTM?

Postby blueblueblue » Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:43 pm

Need something to read before school starts and I thought this would be the best place to ask.

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Re: Best book(s) for writing law school exams other than GTM?

Postby blueblueblue » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:22 pm

bump :oops:

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Re: Best book(s) for writing law school exams other than GTM?

Postby glitter178 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:25 pm

don't read books. do LEEWS. some people are going to say it's worthless, but it helped me. (this is coming from someone who read a lot of the books, too.)

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Re: Best book(s) for writing law school exams other than GTM?

Postby TLSwag » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:31 pm

blueblueblue wrote:bump :oops:


bro use the search function. here is a start viewtopic.php?f=4&t=26949

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Re: Best book(s) for writing law school exams other than GTM?

Postby Dayan114 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:00 am

blueblueblue wrote:Need something to read before school starts and I thought this would be the best place to ask.


Game of Thrones, maybe? Or A Visit from the Goon Squad? It's summer. Enjoy it.

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Re: Best book(s) for writing law school exams other than GTM?

Postby Dreas » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:02 am

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Re: Best book(s) for writing law school exams other than GTM?

Postby Scotusnerd » Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:40 pm

0L here, but here's some ideas:

Getting in shape, getting organized, writing resumes, writing cover letter templates, figuring out extracurricular stuff, driving routes, financial stuff, home repairs, general moving-in routines. Practice writing case briefs with the local supreme court/court of appeals. Brush up on your writing, figure out local volunteer opportunities related to your desired jobs (or whatever extracurricular stuff will help you get it). Learn how to type rapidly and accurately. Read a few legal opinions, if you can stomach it. Read TLS articles. Make a budget. Get a Sam's Club (or whatever) card to buy toilet paper with. Figure out how to minimize the loans you take out.

Put that energy somewhere else. I suspect that you haven't read GTM enough to wring all of the useful little tidbits out of it. It's got lots of nice little gems hidden inside its covers. My copy has folded pages, watermarks, and is careworn to hell. There're plenty of other things you can do to prepare than simply read a book. You'll do plenty of reading once you start. You don't want little life problems to bite you in the ass once you've started, so deal with those first.

Edit: no, my tenses do not line up. I don't care. :|




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