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    Check the topical archive for posts on exams, learning styles, reading, professionalism, and study tips. Caution- some posts are aimed at law students, others at academic support faculty.
  • Blog on Law School Success (PAG2010)
    Blog "on the law school experience and how law students can succeed in law school and beyond. Also, career and trial tips for the young lawyer... input from practicing attorneys, law students, those in academia, and all who are connected with the law school community."
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    An extensive directory of updated law blogs published by the ABA Journal. Organized by topic, author type, region and law school.




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1L of a Ride: a Well-Traveled Professor's Roadmap to Success in the First Year of Law School - Andrew J. McClurg
Call Number: KF287 .M38 2013 (Fourth Fl. Reserve)
ISBN: 0314283056
Publication Date: 2009-11-17
What to expect in the first year, when to expect it, and how to respond. Describes habits of successful law students including effective class participation, case-briefing, and exam preparation.

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Asked and Answered: your Guide to Law School Success - Donna Gerson
Call Number: KF283 .G47 2008 (Fourth Fl. Reserve)
ISBN: 0314190880
Publication Date: 2008-04-24
Law school professors, career service professionals and attorneys answer student questions such as how can I foster constructive relationships with my professors, should I join a study group, and is it true that I must pick a practice specialty during my first year.

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Bridging the Gap Between College and Law School: Strategies for Success - Ruta K. Stropus, Charlotte D. Taylor
Call Number: KF283 .S77 2009 (Fifth Fl.)
ISBN: 159460603X
Publication Date: 2009-01-01
Explains why law school is taught in a certain way. Sets out a process to help students adapt to the law school setting. Includes exercises in various subjects to give students practice in the problem-solving process.

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Don't Go to Law School (Unless): a Law Professor's Inside Guide to Maximizing Opportunity and Minimizing Risk - Paul Campos
Call Number: KF297 .C326 2012 (Fourth Fl. Reserve)
ISBN: 1480163686
Publication Date: 2012-10-26
Outlines the traps law students and new lawyers fall into and how to avoid them.

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The Eight Secrets of Top Exam Performance in Law School - Charles H. Whitebread
Call Number: KF283 .W48 2008 (Fourth Fl. Reserve)
ISBN: 0314183582
Publication Date: 2007-10-01
Tips on using time to your advantage in essay exams, how to organize your answer, the hidden traps of the IRAC method. Also offers advice on open book, multiple choice, and policy exams.

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Finding Your Voice in Law School: Mastering Classroom Cold Calls, Job Interviews, and Other Verbal Challenges - Molly Bishop Shadel
Call Number: KF283 .S52 2013 (Fourth Fl. Reserve)
ISBN: 1611630738
Publication Date: 2012-12-28
Strategies for learning to cope with the Socratic method in the classroom and beyond. "Anyone can become competent, even brilliant, at verbal persuasion. The purpose of this book is to help you figure out how."

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Getting to Maybe: How to Excel on Law School Exams - Richard Michael Fischl, Jeremy Paul
Call Number: KF283 .F47 1999 (Fourth Fl. Reserve)
ISBN: 0890897603
Publication Date: 1999-05-01
Law school exams involve complicated legal reasoning. This book breaks down the exam process into discrete analytical components and helps you address complexity by developing relevant study habits and skills.

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Law School Success in a Nutshell: a Guide to Studying Law and Taking Law School Exam - Ann Burkhart, Robert Stein
Call Number: KF283 B87 2008 (Fourth Fl. Reserve)
ISBN: 031416779X
Publication Date: 2008-04-08
Practical advice to make the law school experience successful and enjoyable. Includes an overview of the classroom experience, the Socratic method, and how to prepare for class and exams.

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Mindfulness for Law Students: Using the Power of Mindful Awareness to Achieve Balance and Success in Law School - Scott Rogers
Call Number: KF287 .R64 2009 (Fourth Fl. Reserve)
ISBN: 0977345513
Publication Date: 2009-05-29
Advice on how to develop mindfulness and contemplative practices that may help you throughout your law school career.

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A Short & Happy Guide to Being a Law Student: a Daily Companion for Law School, Practice and Life - Paula A. Franzese
Call Number: KF273 .F728 2014 (Fourth Fl. Reserve)
ISBN: 0314291075
Publication Date: 2014-03-03
Messages of hope whenever the voices of naysayers creep into your head. "It will remind you of the nughtiness of your mission and the magnitude of your abilities."

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Throw Your Fears out the Window: a Book of Wisdom, Inspiration and Guidance for Law Students and Lawyers - Paula A. Franzese
Call Number: KF273 .F7 1997 (Fourth Fl. Reserve)
“While allaying fears and providing important practical advice, this book serves as a reminder of the promise and hope of the legal profession.”


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