Good books to read to know more about the legal world

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Good books to read to know more about the legal world

Postby Kimchi_smile » Sun May 01, 2011 5:47 am

A friend from a T6 recommended me "One L" to read during vacation. I've started it and really liked the book. Do you guys know of any other light books to read to know more about law school, Big Law, clerkship, etc.? Any recommendations will be appreciated.

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Re: Good books to read to know more about the legal world

Postby downing » Sun May 01, 2011 8:17 am

I was hanging out with a friend of mine who was an attorney at a large firm (now he works for the government) and he saw One L in my car. He recalled having read it and mentioned that Turow's book was a bit of an exaggeration. I read it as well and thought it was enjoyable. Here's a summer reading list from UConn law school: --LinkRemoved--

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Re: Good books to read to know more about the legal world

Postby uwgbluedevil » Sun May 01, 2011 10:14 am

A Civil Action

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Re: Good books to read to know more about the legal world

Postby DCDuck » Sun May 01, 2011 10:29 am

"The Firm." Watch the movie, too. It's basically a documentary about Big Law life.

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Re: Good books to read to know more about the legal world

Postby kwais » Sun May 01, 2011 12:25 pm

Goodnight Moon. Tough at first, but there is a wealth of info in there. You get the added bonus of attempting to find the mouse.

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Re: Good books to read to know more about the legal world

Postby tea_drinker » Sun May 01, 2011 7:22 pm

downing wrote:I was hanging out with a friend of mine who was an attorney at a large firm (now he works for the government) and he saw One L in my car. He recalled having read it and mentioned that Turow's book was a bit of an exaggeration. I read it as well and thought it was enjoyable. Here's a summer reading list from UConn law school: --LinkRemoved--



Wow, this list seems very good. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Good books to read to know more about the legal world

Postby Bartlebee06 » Sun May 01, 2011 8:19 pm

The 5000 Year Leap

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Re: Good books to read to know more about the legal world

Postby nealric » Sun May 01, 2011 8:54 pm

"The Firm." Watch the movie, too. It's basically a documentary about Big Law life.


Lulz.

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Re: Good books to read to know more about the legal world

Postby TheRedPanda » Mon May 02, 2011 1:12 pm

I really liked The Brethren by Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong. It's very easy to read and has a lot of information on the Supreme Court.




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