What books helped you in law school or law practice? I want to start a list of useful books for law students. I am searching the web for recommendations. Please consider sharing your favorites in the comments.
To start, Law School Academic Support Blog recommends the following books:
- “Whose Monet? An Introduction to the American Legal System” by John A. Humbach.
- “Hidden Sources of Law School Stress” and “A Deeper Understanding of Your Career Choices” by Lawrence S. Krieger.
- “Five Types of Legal Arguments” by Wilson Ray Huhn.
- “Succeeding in Law School” by Herbert N. Ramy.
- “1000 Days to the Bar - But the Practice of Law Begins Now: How to achieve your personal best in Law School” by Dennis J. Tonsing.
- “Pass the Bar!” by Denise Riebe and Michael Hunter Schwartz.
- “Should You Really Be A Lawyer?: The Guide To Smart Career Choices Before, During & After Law School” by Deborah Schneider and Gary Belsky.
Top Law Student recommends:
- “Law School Confidential: A Complete Guide to the Law School Experience: By Students, for Students”by Robert H. Miller.
- “Getting to Maybe: How to Excel on Law School Exams” by Richard Michael Fischl and Jeremy Paul.
- “Guerrilla Tactics For Getting The Legal Job Of Your Dreams: Regardless of Your Grades, Your School, or Your Work Experience!” by Kimm Alayne Walton.
Here are a few books on legal writing I want to add to the list:
- “Legal Writing in Plain English: A Text With Exercises” by Bryan A. Garner.
- “Academic Legal Writing: Law Review Articles, Student Notes, Seminar Papers, and Getting on Law Review” by Eugene Volokh. (Professor Volokh is a co-author of The Volokh Conspiracy blog).
What books do you like?
Orientation Series: 21 Steps to Becoming a Better Learner:
Step 1: Setting your learning objectives
Step 2: Taking an inventory of your skills
Step 3: Taking an Inventory of Your Learning Tools
Step 4: Finding opportunities for cognitive apprenticeship
Step 5: Determining the "IIQ" of what you read