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    1. LSAT Logical Reasoning Bible:
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    2. The Official LSAT SuperPrep
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    3. Getting to Maybe: How to Excel
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    4. CLA Review Manual: A Practical
    $24.42
    5. Kaplan LSAT, 2007 Edition: Premier
    $38.95
    6. Evidence: Examples and Explanations
    $11.20
    7. The Ivey Guide to Law School Admissions:
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    8. Anderson's Business Law &
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    9. Next 10 Actual, Official LSAT
    $27.96
    10. LSAT Answers: Unauthorized, Unofficial
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    11. Strategies & Tactics for the
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    12. Kaplan LSAT 180, 2006-2007 (Kaplan
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    13. Agency, Partnerships, and LLC's:
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    14. Law School Confidential (Revised
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    15. Cracking the LSAT, 2007 Edition
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    17. ABA - LSAC Official Guide to ABA-Approved
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    18. Essays That Worked for Law Schools:
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    19. Plain English for Lawyers (5th
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    1. LSAT Logical Reasoning Bible: Powerscore Test Preparation--A Comprehensive System for Attacking the Logical Reasoning Section of the LSAT
    by PowerScore
    Paperback (01 June, 2006)
    list price: $64.99 -- our price: $64.99
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    Isbn: 0972129618
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A must-have for LSAT prep
    I am not aware of any other books that deal exclusively with the logical reasoning section of the LSAT. But it doesn't matter. This book is so comprehensive I'm not sure what the other books could include that this book has not.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Great study aid
    This was a great study aid, I'm about half way through but I've already ordered the logic games bible because I'm so impressed. PS does a great job of explaining each question type and provides great hints on how to attack each question. My only suggestion for improvement is to add more lsat question examples, but since sample tests from LSAC are only $8 each you can always supplement your study that way.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great LSAT Prep
    This book seperates all LSAT Logical Reasoning Questions into 18 different types. They tell you what the question stem for each type looks like so you can identify it quickly and effectively use their Powerscore strategy. The book also uses REAL LSAT questions, which most other test-prep books does (which accounts for the high price - just a tidbit of advice, buy it well in advance of the October LSAT, the prices increases about 15 dollars in July).
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    Subjects:  1. Study Aids / Graduate Preparation    2. Study Aids / LSAT (Law School Admission Test)    3. College entrance achievement tests    4. Law School Admission Test    5. Problems, exercises, etc    6. Reasoning    7. Study guides   


    2. The Official LSAT SuperPrep
    by Law School Admission Council.
    Paperback (01 May, 2004)
    list price: $28.00 -- our price: $18.48
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    Isbn: 0942639936
    Sales Rank: 2051
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Good practice - but also some good advice
    I'm sure everyone knows that there are three preptests in this book. They are from three February exams which are usually undisclosed.
    5-0 out of 5 stars GET THIS BOOK
    At first, I wasted my time with prep materials not written by the LSAC.Many of the questions seemed too easy or too hard.Additionally, many of these materials are plagued with typos, misreads and incorrect arguments.I suppose this is due to them being written by one, or maybe just a few, author(s).In contrast, the LSAT superprep is great.The questions are real LSAT tests from the past and the explanations help greatly.There are no typos I have found yet and the level of questions are much more realistic (actually, they're REAL so they must be realistic :). True, the material might be a bit dull at times but, Hey, that's how the test is anyway.You're not getting this book for entertainment, you're getting it to ace the LSAT.Good luck!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Highly Useful LSAT Prep Book
    This book has some of the most cogent/coherent explanations and general overview of question types that LSAC has ever produced.The explanations are top quality and the overview is good.
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    Subjects:  1. Education    2. Education / Teaching    3. Essays    4. LSAT (Law School Admission Test)    5. Study Guides    6. Study Skills   


    3. Getting to Maybe: How to Excel on Law School Exams
    by Carolina Academic Press
    Paperback (June, 1999)
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    Isbn: 0890897603
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book - Recommended for anyone serious about good grades
    I read this book right after trying to apply IRAC to my first midterm and doing horribly. After reading the first 50 pages I knew exactly what I did wrong and how I could have handled the question differently. I recommend also doing LEEWS as both methods are similar in that they teach you how to answer legal questions from both sides and arrive at a thoughtful response

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
    I bought this book prior to beginning law school on the advice of the summer reading list.Although I haven't gotten through even my first semester, already what I have read has really made things in class seem clearer and I feel much more confident for the exam.I wholly recommend it.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Thank you!
    A must read for the "late in life" law student! It helps to know where to focus, and this books gives you the tools to do just that. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. LSAT (Law School Admission Test)    2. Law    3. Law examinations    4. Legal Education    5. Legal Reference / Law Profession    6. Practical Guides    7. Reference    8. Study & Teaching    9. Study guides    10. United States    11. Study & learning skills   


    4. CLA Review Manual: A Practical Guide to CLA Exam Preparation
    by Thomson Delmar Learning
    Paperback (22 October, 1997)
    list price: $160.95 -- our price: $107.12
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    Isbn: 0314206213
    Sales Rank: 195368
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A great review manual and reference book
    This book was my primary source when I was preparing for the CLA exam.Coherent, organized and thoughtful, it is a "must buy" for CLA candidates.Until my book was borrowed (and not returned) by another legalassistant, the manual served as a handy reference manual in my practice. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Certification    2. College Entrance    3. LSAT (Law School Admission Test)    4. Law    5. Law Office Administration    6. Law Office Education    7. Law examinations    8. Legal Reference / Law Profession    9. Legal assistants    10. Professional - General    11. Professional Education    12. Reference    13. United States    14. Business & Economics / General    15. Higher & further education    16. Industrial or vocational training    17. Legal skills & practice    18. Office & workplace   


    5. Kaplan LSAT, 2007 Edition: Premier Program(Kaplan Lsat (Book & CD-Rom))
    by Kaplan Education
    Paperback (01 June, 2006)
    list price: $37.00 -- our price: $24.42
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    Isbn: 1419541897
    Sales Rank: 2046
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    3-0 out of 5 stars Not Mac Friendly
    While I find the contents of the book sufficient, I am peeved that no mention was made of the CD being Windows only. I specifically purchased this book over some other choices, because I thought the CD would be a valuable supplement. If you don't have access to Windows or were planning to study on a Macintosh or Unix box, then save the additional cost and do not buy this book as it is available for less without the CD.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Good Strategy book
    This book does a great job of presenting sound strategies for tackling the different kinds of LSAT questions. If you're disciplined, you can probably prep on your own with this book instead of paying for the entire Kaplan course.
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    Subjects:  1. Continuing Higher Education    2. Educational Tests And Measurements (Higher Education)    3. GRE (Graduate Record Examination)    4. LSAT (Law School Admission Test)    5. Study Aids    6. Study Guides    7. Test Prep    8. Tests    9. Legal profession    10. Study Aids / LSAT (Law School Admission Test)   


    6. Evidence: Examples and Explanations (Examples & Explanations)
    by Aspen Publishers
    Paperback (January, 2004)
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    Isbn: 0735539634
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    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars This got me through my evidence exam
    Very good book on the subject, the best I've encountered in regards to Evidence and the FRE.I scored very well on my exam, despite slacking throughout the semester and skipping most of the readings.This book made the difference for me, and for a few of my friends who also got copies before our test.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fabulous.
    This book is absolutely fabulous.It presents the difficult subject matter in a clear and concise way.Everyone I know is using it for finals prep.Highly recommended.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
    I love this book.It does no contain to many words, or uneccesary garbage like the West hornbooks.Best has composed a champion.!!!It is short, you can read it three times in the time it takes you to decipher one chapter in another hornbook!!! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Evidence    2. Evidence (Law)    3. Law    4. Legal Education    5. Legal Reference / Law Profession    6. Problems, exercises, etc    7. United States    8. Courts & procedure    9. Industrial or vocational training    10. Legal skills & practice   


    7. The Ivey Guide to Law School Admissions: Straight Advice on Essays, Resumes, Interviews, and More
    by Harvest Books
    Paperback (04 April, 2005)
    list price: $14.00 -- our price: $11.20
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    Isbn: 0156029790
    Sales Rank: 5123
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars WOW!
    This book is truly indispensable.I looked at MANY different books, and this is BY FAR THE BEST.If you are even thinking about going to law school, this is a MUST HAVE.Very cheap, easy (actually fun) to read, and packed with useful, practical information.

    4-0 out of 5 stars The Ivey Guide to Law School Admissions: Straight Advice on Essays, Resumes, Interviews, and More
    It is a very good guide for anyone, intresting in applying to Law school.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful
    I really liked the no-nonsense advice in this book. Anna Ivey gives you straight up advice on how to get into your safety schools and how to tip the scales in your favor on the schools where you have a 50-50 chance of yes or no. There are some good sample essays in the back of the book that are helpful in crafting your own statement, as well as some bad ones that show you what to avoid. Helpful section on financial aid. If you only buy one book regarding the law school admissions process, The Ivey Guide should be regarded as a great primer to answer all of your questions (whether you are a recent grad or an older returning student, the over represented majority or a URM.) ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Admission    2. Graduate School Guides - General    3. Graduate School Guides - Law    4. Law schools    5. Legal Education    6. Personal & Practical Guides    7. Reference    8. Study Guides    9. United States    10. Study Aids / Graduate School Guides   


    8. Anderson's Business Law & Legal Environment, Standard (Anderson's Business Law & the Legal Environment: Comprehensive Volume)
    by South-Western College/West
    Hardcover (27 May, 2004)
    list price: $144.95 -- our price: $144.95
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    Isbn: 0324222602
    Sales Rank: 188235
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Very good experience
    The product arrived to me in a quick manner.I had a question after I bought the book, hence I emailed the company.They had quick response and assured me that I bought the correct product.I highly recommend purchasing from this seller.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Prompt return
    Mistakenly I hit the 1-click key and amazon automatically with no warning charged the purchase.I contacted the seller directly at dplotkin@hartford.edu and this person promptly responded and did not charge my card.Thank you! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Business & Financial    2. Commercial law    3. Law    4. Legal Education    5. Legal Reference / Law Profession    6. United States    7. Business law    8. Law / Business   


    9. Next 10 Actual, Official LSAT Preptests
    by Law School Admission Council
    Paperback (15 April, 2004)
    list price: $30.00 -- our price: $19.80
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    Isbn: 0942639898
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Beware of powerscore
    A must have for the Lsat. If your thinking of buying the powerscore books. be wary, they will skew every practice test you take because they use real lsat questions from the very practice tests you must take to be ready for the test.My advice is to use the powerscore techniques but avoid answering any of the lsat questions in the books so you can evaluate yourself properly with the official lsat preptests.

    5-0 out of 5 stars LSAT Preparation - #2 most important set of tests you'll buy
    If you only take 10 PrepTests before the real LSAT, these shouldn't be the tests you take.Get the newest tests you can beginning with PrepTest 39.They aren't yet sold in a book, so you'll be buying individual test booklets.If you have time to finish all of those then add this book.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Essential to Preparation
    The book contains the newest tests released and is a definite necessity to studying for the LSAT.Although it does not contain answer explanations, it is great practice to take as many of these as possible before the real thing.I used them in addition to a more in-depth studying tool and found that together I had great preparation and was totally relaxed and ready on test day. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Education / Teaching    2. LSAT (Law School Admission Test)    3. Study Aids    4. Study Skills    5. Test Prep   


    10. LSAT Answers: Unauthorized, Unofficial & Unsurpassed Explanations
    by Get Prepped
    Paperback (August, 2004)
    list price: $39.95 -- our price: $27.96
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    Isbn: 0974853348
    Sales Rank: 185700
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    3-0 out of 5 stars Mediocre LSAT Study Aid
    This book could be a lot stronger.The answers are not visually appealing, the games are laid out in ridiculous ways, there are numerous typos, the authors resort to explanations that amount to "just because", and I have found reasoning flaws in some of their explanations of why an answer is correct.
    3-0 out of 5 stars good for arguments and reading, but not necessarily games
    This book is pretty helpful in terms of discovering what you did wrong - unless it's in the games section. The diagrams that this book creates are unrealistic in my opinion because they take up too much space and also they are difficult to follow.They look like something done in a word processor, so they aren't aesthetically pleasing, but also, more importantly, they're not great at organizing lots of information.There are crazy lines and arrows all over the place that are supposed to show flow of logic, but I don't see it.There are just too many and it's difficult to discertain which arrow came first.
    3-0 out of 5 stars Be Careful Assuming It Actually Has All the "Answers"
    Because there aren't comparable books out there with explanations for every test question in every released LSAT Preptest included in "10 More Actual, Official LSAT Preptests," I would still consider buying this book for lack of a better option.However, calling the explanations "Unsurpassed" is reaching quite a bit.
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    Subjects:  1. Entrance examinations    2. LSAT (Law School Admission Test)    3. Law School Admission Test    4. Law schools    5. Study Aids    6. Study Guides    7. Test Prep    8. United States   


    11. Strategies & Tactics for the MBE (Multistate Bar Exam)
    by Aspen Publishers
    Paperback (31 December, 2005)
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    Isbn: 0735558728
    Sales Rank: 19201
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great way to jump start your MBE study
    This book provides a strategic way to take MBE questions with an intro of what topics are tested within each subject and then an exam tactics section of what to look for in the questions.Then there are detailed answers for each question so you can look to see why the wrong answers are not correct.I would recommend this to anyone preparing for the Bar Exam, my bar study professor recommended to begin using this book our last semester of school before we actually began heavily studying for the exam, it was good advice! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. General    2. LSAT (Law School Admission Test)    3. Law    4. Legal Education    5. Study Guides   


    12. Kaplan LSAT 180, 2006-2007 (Kaplan Lsat 180)
    by Kaplan
    Paperback (07 March, 2006)
    list price: $25.00 -- our price: $16.50
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    Isbn: 0743279360
    Sales Rank: 11750
    Average Customer Review: 1.5 out of 5 stars
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    2-0 out of 5 stars It's pretty bad
    This book isn't completely useless, though it's pretty close.I'd say that a couple of the Logical Reasonig chapters are useful, but that's about it.The games section is completely useless (get the Powerscore Logic Games Bible).
    1-0 out of 5 stars DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK - COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME
    I have to say I am very disappointed and I may actually take Kaplan up on thier 100% money back policy.I purchased the Kaplan LSAT, Kaplan 180, Powerscore Logic Games Bible, Powerscore Logic Reasoning Bible and started with the Kaplan LSAT.How unfortunate, as Powerscore uses methods 100% more effective, in addition to using real LSAT examples.
    1-0 out of 5 stars NOT real LSAT questions = NOT worth the money
    When I started studying for the LSAT I didn't fully understand the importance of studying with REAL LSAT questions. I purchased the basic Kaplan LSAT book + Kaplan 180. the basic Kaplan book was a COMPLETE waste of money, and the Kaplan 180 was little better. The questions just aren't from actual LSATs, and they simply aren't the same. Furthermore, the books were riddled with typos. If I could do it all over again in a more cost effective manner here is what I would get, respectively:
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    Subjects:  1. LSAT (Law School Admission Test)    2. Legal Education    3. Study & Teaching    4. Study Aids    5. Study Guides    6. Test Prep    7. Workbooks    8. Legal skills & practice    9. Study & learning skills    10. Study Aids / LSAT (Law School Admission Test)   


    13. Agency, Partnerships, and LLC's: Examples and Explanations (Examples & Explanations Series)
    by Aspen Publishers
    Paperback (June, 2002)
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    Isbn: 0735524688
    Sales Rank: 23310
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Nice and Simple
    This book was nice and simple.A good summary of what you need to know.The section on agency was great.I think he got a little carried away in the partnerships section when he compared RUPA and UPA.I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants a comprehensive summary of the law of agency, partnerships, and unincorporated entities. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice    2. Agency (Law)    3. Law    4. Legal Education    5. Legal Reference / Law Profession    6. Partnership    7. Private companies    8. Reference    9. United States   


    14. Law School Confidential (Revised Edition): A Complete Guide to the Law School Experience: By Students, for Students
    by St. Martin's Press
    Paperback (01 January, 2004)
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    Isbn: 0312318812
    Sales Rank: 43030
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    3-0 out of 5 stars Current law student
    I was not very impressed with this book.This is even more true as I continue my legal education.The advice for those thinking of going to law school seemed like common sense.Some of the 1L information was good but a lot does not really apply unless you are going to a school similar to those the 'mentors' attended.Other items that they say will help you get ahead just seem like shortcuts that will probably burn you in the long run.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Beacon in the darkness
    Law School Confidential is a must read for anyone considering law school.It's very helpful when you get there, too. The book is a beacon in the darkness of the first days of class. I consult it on a regular basis.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Must Read!
    Wonderful book!Take the time to read it prior to going to law school, or the during your first term... you will be grateful for the many helpful tips. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. College Guides    2. Education    3. Handbooks, manuals, etc    4. Law    5. Law (Specific Aspects)    6. Law students    7. Legal Education    8. Professional Education    9. Reference    10. Students & Student Life    11. Study and teaching    12. United States   


    15. Cracking the LSAT, 2007 Edition (Graduate Test Prep)
    by Princeton Review
    Paperback (27 June, 2006)
    list price: $21.00 -- our price: $14.28
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    Isbn: 0375765549
    Sales Rank: 11339
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    3-0 out of 5 stars Waste of time
    This book is a waste of time. While it does have some valuable info you will be better served by getting the Logical Reasoning & Games Bible (2 books). The PR book gives brief overviews and very difficult questions, while the Bibles give very in depth information and actual questions from the LSAT. If you are broke then the PR is decent. But if you want detailed info go for the bibles. ... Read more

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    16. 10 More Actual, Official LSAT Preptests (LSAT Series) (Lsat Series)
    by Law School Admission Council
    Paperback (01 April, 2002)
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    Isbn: 0942639804
    Sales Rank: 2064
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Just the basics.
    This helps prepare you but doesn't give tips or anything.I'd buy these types of books in combination with others designed to explain how the LSAT questions are asked, etc.Powerscore is the best by far in that area.

    3-0 out of 5 stars get the latest version
    I didn't think it mattered which practice tests I got.As it turns out, many of the practice lessons in the other books were duplicated from earlier tests.So... the more recent the better, I'd say.

    4-0 out of 5 stars DULSAT TEST AUSTRALIA
    I used this book for the DULSAT TEST, some of the questions were almost identical to what they used on this test for entry into Deakin UNI Law School.
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    Subjects:  1. LSAT (Law School Admission Test)    2. Study Aids    3. Study Guides    4. Test Prep   


    17. ABA - LSAC Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools 2007 (Aba Lsac Official Guide to Aba Approved Law Schools)
    by Law School Admission Council
    Paperback (April, 2006)
    list price: $24.00 -- our price: $16.32
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    Isbn: 0976024551
    Sales Rank: 9411
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Good for Basic Information, But Not Advice
    This book is a great reference guide to general information about each law school.The information in the book may be available on each school's website or elsewhere on the web, but this book saves time by bringing the data together and presenting it in an organized way, which is especially useful when comparing various law schools.
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    Subjects:  1. Graduate School Guides - Law    2. Law    3. Legal Education    4. Reference   


    18. Essays That Worked for Law Schools: 40 Essays from Successful Applications to the Nation's Top Law Schools
    by Ballantine Books
    Paperback (29 July, 2003)
    list price: $13.95 -- our price: $11.16
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    Isbn: 0345450426
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    While almost anything goes in a college-application essay, law-school applicants are expected to be a little more sophisticated. No navel-gazing allowed. But please, no pontificating, either. Like admissions officers everywhere, those at law schools are looking for something fresh. That means, says Boykin Curry, that unless you are quite certain that you've got a spectacular new approach, you should avoid such topics as "Why I want to be a public defender," "I have always wanted to be a lawyer since I was ten," and "What I think about justice" ("lecturing on the law--before you have studied it--" Curry warns, "is likely to bore and irritate the reader"). Instead, be honest, and be creative. Use these essays for inspiration. One essayist here demonstrates his bargaining skills by relating his Peace Corps experiences haggling over goat meat in Niger. Another writes touchingly of his stated goal: to practice law with the same integrity that his grandfather brought to his carpentry business. Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Very helpful for me
    I have a biology and computer science background and was very nervous about my ability to write an impressive essay compared to other applicants with a background in english, history,and political science.I quickly identified with the essays of non traditional applicants, but also learned a great deal from the wit, charm, and literary styles of the other essays.I found the book to be invaluable in my application efforts.Thank you.

    3-0 out of 5 stars A helpful book but could have been better
    I personally found it helpful to see what other applicants had written.The forty essays in this book are separated into seven categories.They are essays about: Character, the school and you, important changes, entering the legal profession, contemplative, crimes, and applicants with colorful backgrounds.I found about half of the essays to be of little help to me personally as they were more the result of an applicant's specific abilities than a good essay.For example, I did not find essays about being a congressman's son, growing up as a Native American, or living in Niger to be to helpful.It would also have been nice to know which essays worked at which schools.It mentions the schools on the cover but does not tell which essays went to each school.This would be especially helpful since some worked at Florida State and Tulane while others worked at Harvard and Stanford an obvious difference.Personally, I found How to get into the Top Law Schools to be more helpful but this is good as supplementary reading.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Boring Essays
    The book has its helpful points, but the overwhelming majority of the essays in this book are boring and don't stand out in too many ways, in my opinion. I'm having a hard time seeing why the various admissions officers chose to submit the essays in this book--probably because most applicants write boring essays, as even the admissions officers in this book will tell you. I also guess it's because the title of the book is "Essays That Worked," not "Essays That Are Impressive." And I'll bet the essays mainly "worked" because everything else in their admissions files was stellar and they were written in a decent fashion. Read more

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    19. Plain English for Lawyers (5th Edition)
    by Carolina Academic Press
    Paperback (30 July, 2005)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars One of those style books that ranscebds its genre.
    I'm a lawyer who is considered a wordsmith by colleagues and judges.This is one of the most important books I've ever encountered.I was exposed to it in my first law school year's writing class, and its lessons have remained with me since.Banish the passive voice! (unless deliberately and thoughfully chosen and used).This is not merely a key to fluidity in writing, but in a sense a moral imperative.Actions are attributable to actors - they don't simply occur.If you're asserting an action took place, you and your reader should know who or what you claim set it in motion.This necessitates intellectual rigor and clarity.Also, I remember and have employed for twenty-five years Wydick's apt metaphor that good legal writing is like fine cabinetmaking: the skill of the craftsman is shown by the crafted joints not requiring glue, just as the quality of a piece of prose is shown by its lack of reliance on "glue words" (read the book).I've used the lessons of Wydick's brief book as a lawyer, writer and writing teacher.I've given it to colleagues, non-lawyers and young relatives.Their writing uniformly improved. ... Read more

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    20. Introduction to the Study and Practice of Law in a Nutshell
    by West Publishing Company
    Paperback (July, 2003)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars This is THE book to read if you are Law School bound
    I wasted my money on other books. The biggest waste of money was Law School Confidential. By Law in a Nutshell and don't waste your money on other books. It was terrific! It was even humorous.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Buy It, Borrow It, Just Get It.
    The single best book that I have found which really does explain the study and practice of law, hence the title.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Helpful, not a must have
    It is worth reading, but I believe that it should be read in addition to a couple of other books to prepare mentally for law school.The two others I went through are; How to succeed in law school (munneke) and The complete Law School Companion (deaver). ... Read more

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