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1. Getting to Maybe: How to Excel
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2. Evidence: Examples and Explanations
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3. The Ivey Guide to Law School Admissions:
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4. Anderson's Business Law &
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5. Strategies & Tactics for the
$16.50
6. Kaplan LSAT 180, 2006-2007 (Kaplan
$38.95
7. Agency, Partnerships, and LLC's:
$12.21
8. Law School Confidential (Revised
$16.32
9. ABA - LSAC Official Guide to ABA-Approved
$17.00
10. Plain English for Lawyers (5th
$28.00
11. Introduction to the Study and
$30.95
12. Property: Emanuel Law Outlines
$11.20
13. The Lawyer's Career Change Handbook:
$23.95
14. Basic Federal Income Tax (The
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15. Mock Trials : Preparing, Presenting,
$11.67
16. The Complete Law School Companion:
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17. Kaplan LSAT 180, 2005-2006 (Kaplan
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18. Emanuel Law Outlines: Intellectual
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19. Bramble Bush: On Our Law and Its
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20. How to Get Into Law School

1. Getting to Maybe: How to Excel on Law School Exams
by Carolina Academic Press
Paperback (June, 1999)
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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   


2. Evidence: Examples and Explanations (Examples & Explanations)
by Aspen Publishers
Paperback (January, 2004)
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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   


3. The Ivey Guide to Law School Admissions: Straight Advice on Essays, Resumes, Interviews, and More
by Harvest Books
Paperback (04 April, 2005)
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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   


4. 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)
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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   


5. Strategies & Tactics for the MBE (Multistate Bar Exam)
by Aspen Publishers
Paperback (31 December, 2005)
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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   


6. Kaplan LSAT 180, 2006-2007 (Kaplan Lsat 180)
by Kaplan
Paperback (07 March, 2006)
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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)   


7. Agency, Partnerships, and LLC's: Examples and Explanations (Examples & Explanations Series)
by Aspen Publishers
Paperback (June, 2002)
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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   


8. 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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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   


9. 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)
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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   


10. 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

Subjects:  1. Law    2. Legal Education    3. Legal Reference / Law Profession    4. Legal Writing    5. Legal composition    6. Practical Guides   


11. 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

Subjects:  1. Educational    2. General    3. Law    4. Legal Education    5. Legal Profession    6. Practical Guides    7. Practice of law    8. Reference    9. Study and teaching    10. United States    11. Education    12. Encyclopaedias & Reference Works    13. Social law   


12. Property: Emanuel Law Outlines
by Aspen Publishers
Paperback (08 June, 2004)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Emanel's Property
This was a very helpful supplement to the course material for the semester.It explains complex property theories in easy to manage summaries. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. General    2. Law    3. Legal Education    4. Legal Reference / Law Profession    5. Outlines, syllabi, etc    6. Property    7. Real property    8. United States    9. Property, real estate, land & tenancy law   


13. The Lawyer's Career Change Handbook: More Than 300 Things You Can Do With a Law Degree, Updated and Revised
by HarperCollins
Paperback (01 December, 1998)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Resource
I purchased "The Lawyer's Career Change Handbook" along with other books written for people who have (or will soon have) law degrees, but are not sure they want to practice law.This book has been an invaluable tool in helping me realize where I want to go with my life. What I like most about it is that it includes exercises to make its readers think critically about their own skills, interests, and requirements in the workplace.I find that the book is very practical, and although I am just begining my job search, it has been helpful as a tool to prioritize what I'm looking for in an employer.
1-0 out of 5 stars Repetitive Rehash
This is a book like the dozens of other career change ones out there - you can find this information in publications from years ago, and with much better advice. No new information, and would only help lawyers who would lack the imagination to think of "legal publishing" or "in-house counsel" as career options. Truly unhelpul.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Resource That WIll Make You Think
When I picked up this book I knew that I had always had an interest in law, but was unsure if I wanted to work for a law firm.Before going to law school I wanted an idea of exactly what my options might be after school.Read more

Subjects:  1. Business & Economics    2. Career changes    3. Career/Job    4. Careers - General    5. Careers - Job Hunting    6. Careers / Job Opportunities    7. Law    8. Legal Education    9. Legal Profession    10. Practice of law    11. United States    12. Vocational guidance    13. Advice on careers & achieving success    14. Law / Legal Education   


14. Basic Federal Income Tax (The Crunchtime)
by Aspen Publishers
Paperback (03 March, 2004)
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15. Mock Trials : Preparing, Presenting, and Winning Your Case
by Natl Inst for Trial Advocacy
Paperback (March, 2001)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A must-read for anyone interested in mock trial
While working with my mock trial team at Georgetown University, I urged everyone on the team to buy a copy of this book. Because we didn't have a coach, having some source of authority on numerous issues relating to mock trial was critical. This book fit those needs perfectly.Not only do the authors walk through the basics of a trial, but they also include numerous tips for those already advanced in trial advocacy. The Georgetown team won its division at the 2002 College Mock Trial Nationals, placing 2nd in the country, beating far more experienced and well-coached teams. This book was part of that surprising success. It is a must-read for anyone looking to be more competitive and effective in the courtroom.

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent how-to for Mock Trial
While working with my mock trial team at Georgetown University, I urged everyone on the team to buy a copy of this book. Because we didn't have a coach, having some source of authority on numerous issues relating to mock trial was critical. This book fit those needs perfectly.Not only do the authors walk through the basics of a trial, but they also include numerous tips for those already advanced in trial advocacy. The Georgetown team won its division at the 2002 College Mock Trial Nationals, placing 2nd in the country, beating far more experienced and well-coached teams. This book was certainly a part of that surprising success. It is a must-read for anyone looking to be more competitive and effective in the courtroom. ... Read more

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16. The Complete Law School Companion: How to Excel at America's Most Demanding Post-Graduate Curriculum
by Wiley
Paperback (March, 1992)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A friendly, but realistic, guide to law school
Deaver's book is a good, light read. The main, primary focus of the book is to: (1) introduce you to an outlining system to prepare for your exams (and to help you study for them) and (2) to give you a brief, but reasonably thorough review of your entire law school experience, from the pros and cons of law review to how to write a good scholarly paper. Note the short page length--only about 200 pages. Thus, the book doesn't cover *everything* about law school, but it is a very good start. In addition to law school itself, it has some good overviews and tips about job prospects, the legal profession, summer opportunities, etc. It also has a brief overview of the LSAT and application process, although these areas are really not that informative to be worthy of publication (the main point of the book is, as I said, the outlining system and a rough overview of the law school experience itself--which this book does very well). It is written in an easy, casual manner and the author can be funny at times, too. All in all, a good, light, easy read about how to best study for law school classes.

4-0 out of 5 stars Law School
This was an excellent book; I am still working on my undergraduate degree planning on attending law school. I know people who are attorneys and I have received there feedback but this book was so much more in depth and precise. I am doing a lot of research on what to expect during law school and how to get into a high tier institution. This book tells it all from admissions to class selection to internships. Law school confidential is a must read if you are planning towards law school.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent if you're not sure if law school is what you want.
My ten year career has been in software development management. I have aspirations for business management as well as politics. So I thought perhaps a J.D. would help me further those goals. This book helped inform me exactly what to expect in law school, the tests, the application process, etc. It gives some ideas of what one can do with the degree, etc. It's a nice short book that you can read in one sitting. It was nice to be able to do that and figure out whether or not I really wanted to invest 3 years in law school. ... Read more

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17. Kaplan LSAT 180, 2005-2006 (Kaplan Lsat 180)
by Kaplan Education
Paperback (15 March, 2005)
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3-0 out of 5 stars It is good for....
This book is likely to be unhelpful to a lot of people...
4-0 out of 5 stars Extra Material for Studying
LSAT 180 is interesting in that it is supposed to be more difficult than regular LSAT questions but is also intended to help improve your LSAT taking-skills.The questions are difficult but all they aren't perfect.
3-0 out of 5 stars Get Real PrepTest Questions
As one of the other reviewers pointed out, the questions used for prep in this book are very different from the actual LSAT questions that you'll be tested on.Not only are the style of writing and the format of the questions different in LSAT 180 than on an actual LSAT exam, but also, an equally persuasive case could be made for more than one of the answer choices in some of LSAT 180's Kaplan-created questions.The same isn't true on an actual LSAT exam (or is very rarely true) because once the subtleties of actual PrepTest questions are mastered, there is almost always a clearly superior answer.On LSAT 180, I found myself unconvinced in several instances by Kaplan's explanations as to why their preferred answer choice was superior to one of the other answer choices available.This never happens on a real LSAT PrepTest once you have grasped the stimulus and the question stem, with all their subtleties. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. LSAT (Law School Admission Test)    2. Law    3. Legal Education    4. Study Guides    5. Study Aids / General    6. Study Aids / LSAT (Law School Admission Test)   


18. Emanuel Law Outlines: Intellectual Property
by Aspen Publishers
Paperback (09 April, 2004)
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19. Bramble Bush: On Our Law and Its Study
by Oceana Publications, Inc.
Paperback (01 June, 1981)
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3-0 out of 5 stars The fun is in seeing what's dated
Professor Llewellyn's distinguished collection of lectures is best used nowadays, in my opinion, as a baseline to see what has changed in the legal profession and what has not.Llewellyn's discussion of the case system is a terrific look at the judge's toolbox, but law students today cannot rely on a deep understanding of the case system to become good lawyers -- the proliferation of other forms of law, particularly statutory and administrative law, is too great.On the other hand, Llewellyn's extreme statement of the legal realist position -- still only one competing theory of law when he gave his lectures -- is now the undisputed champion of the legal discipline, and it's fascinating to travel back to a time when the author felt the need to be an apologist for it.The chapters that stand up best, in my opinion, are the ones discussing the dilemma of siding with the powerful after graduation; this is a topic that only becomes more timely as expenses rise and the pressure to join Big Law grows for new law graduates.I would especially recommend this book for casual students of legal history or jurisprudence.

5-0 out of 5 stars More Than a Law School Classic
Llewellyn wrote "Bramble Bush" as an introduction for law students, which is how I first read it in 1967. Nevertheless, practicing lawyers would profit from re-reading this wonderful book every several years, especially before working on an important appeal or on a case that may not be decided solely by the application of settled law. Its chapters on "This Case System" are a masterful exposition on how to understand, apply, and distinguish legal precedents. Another essential work on the development of caselaw is Cardozo's "The Nature of the Judicial Process." For a thoughtful introduction to the role of the lawyer in actual practice, I recommend, both to studends and practitioners, the advisedly titled "What Every Lawyer Knows" by Walter T. Fisher.

5-0 out of 5 stars Standing the test of time.....
I actually felt myself getting smarter while reading this book.Outside of just covering "technicalities" of studying law, he also offers a fascinating perspective on the study and practice of law in relation to the lawyer's life (money/finc. security as primary motive for entering legal profession.)Also interesting are his views on making/missing law review and the effect this has on 2Ls.Overall, an excellent read, time well spent, and very deserving of the word "classic." ... Read more

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20. How to Get Into Law School
by Riverhead Trade
Paperback (31 August, 2004)
list price: $16.00 -- our price: $10.40
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Isbn: 1594480354
Sales Rank: 60085
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Buy It!
I bought this book from Amazon after a rough sophomore year.I entered college knowing that I wanted to go to law school, but got caught up in the Greek scene and partied a little too much (not a whole lot, but let's just say that I didn't have a 4.0).This book was like a bucket of cold water in the face.It gives some great advice and I still read through it occasionally a year later.Susan takes a hard-stance approach that encourages the reader to have realistic expectations for law school, and gives some incredible advice for making the best choices in your given situation.I credit her as the catalyst for my academic makeover.Read this book for some great tips, and pick it up as soon as possible.You need to start preparing early if you are aiming for the top schools, and Susan gives the best advice that I have read so far.

4-0 out of 5 stars Recommended!
The author explains in a no-nonsense manner the myths that some of us hold about which schools are the "best" and how such conclusions are reached.While everyone relies on U.S. News's magazine rankings, Susan Estrich emphasizes that the location is what matters the most in choosing a law school.Where will you end up practicing?That is key.And when it comes to recommendations, it does not matter that someone well-known is writing it.The people at admissions will also not care who your father is.
5-0 out of 5 stars Best advice ever
I just finished my freshman year in college and I found this book to be an excellent starting point for designing my path to law school.It contains lots of info on what makes a good law school and it's not all based on what U.S. News or Princeton Review has to say. The advice in the book helps you to decide the best route for yourself, not just which ivy league to choose. She gives advice useful from your first year in undergrad to your first year in law school. It also has the extra benefit of being written by an insider in the academic world. ... Read more

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