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Postby zoomama » Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:30 pm

What are you people reading this summer? I'm incoming law student so books on how to do well in law school are of interest... I'm going to read Getting to Maybe, but other than that I don't have anything else in mind. I've heard not to try and learn the 1L topics beforehand as there's a good chance you'll teach yourself incorrectly or have false confidence etc. but if there are any books you wish you would have read before entering, let me know!

I just read The Education of a Value Investor, which is great (I'm coming from finance), and am finishing up Until Proven Innocent, which is about the Duke lacrosse rape case, which was excellent. Planning on reading The Big Short and Too Big to Fail too. Any good ones you've read recently?

My work has been super slow so I've had a ton of time to just sit around and read, so I'm flyin through books!!


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Re: Reading

Postby cavalier1138 » Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:46 pm

If you haven't read Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson yet, get on that.


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Re: Reading

Postby Echoduck » Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:26 pm

I enjoyed One L by Scott Turow.

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Re: Reading

Postby Rupert Pupkin » Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:57 pm

Sounds like you would enjoy: Barbarian at the Gates (Great book on Private Equity- leveraged buy-out of RJR Nabisco).

I just finished reading Fountain Head and a friend recommended the complete series of Sherlock Holmes (revolutionary book creating Deductive Reasoning- I guess this is law school related. Definitely dense reading material)

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Re: Reading

Postby Barack O'Drama » Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:11 pm

cavalier1138 wrote:If you haven't read Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson yet, get on that.

Great book! Just finished it less than a month ago. Recommended for all, not just lawyers and especially if you're a URM!
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Re: Reading

Postby joeyc328 » Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:27 pm

Just read Non-Fiction books. You won't get to for a long time.


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Re: Reading

Postby AntsInMyEyesJohnson » Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:18 pm

joeyc328 wrote:Just read Non-Fiction books. You won't get to for a long time.

Obligatory annoying correction: Fiction books. Unless you're going for law being a big, fictitious facade. In which case, nicely done.

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