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1000 Days to the Bar, but the Practice of Law Begins Now by
Call Number: KF272 .T66 2010
Publication Date: 2010-05-01
The practice of law begins on the first day of law school -- Components of assessment-targeted study -- Hitting the target : scoring high on law school exams -- Time management and resource allocation.
The Buffalo Creek Disaster by
Call Number: KF228.P75 S7 1977
Publication Date: 1977-02-12
One Saturday morning in February 1972, an impoundment dam owned by the Pittston Coal Company burst, sending a 130 million gallon, 25 foot tidal wave of water, sludge, and debris crashing into southern West Virginia's Buffalo Creek hollow. It was one of the deadliest floods in U.S. history. 125 people were killed instantly, more than 1,000 were injured, and over 4,000 were suddenly homeless. Instead of accepting the small settlements offered by the coal company's insurance offices, a few hundred of the survivors banded together to sue. This is the story of their triumph over incredible odds and corporate irresponsibility, as told by Gerald M. Stern, who as a young lawyer took on the case and won.
Expert Learning for Law Students by
Call Number: KF283 .S354 2008
Publication Date: 2008-01-01
Expert Learning for Law Students is designed to help law students build the analytical skills necessary to succeed in law school, on the bar exam, and in law practice. This book reveals how successful law students and lawyers plan, monitor, and implement their work and it provides detailed guidance regarding individual student personality types and learning styles.
Law in America by
Call Number: KF352 .F7113 2002
Publication Date: 2002-07-30
Throughout America’s history, our laws have been a reflection of who we are, of what we value, of who has control. They embody our society’s genetic code. This brief introduction to our legal history, from colonial times to the present, serves as useful background to understand how our laws have been shaped by the forces of history.
Law School Success in a Nutshell by
Call Number: KF283 .B87 2017
Publication Date: 2017-07-14
Introduction -- Preparing to enter law school -- The American legal system -- What do lawyers do? -- The study of law -- First-year curriculum -- Finding your way around the law library -- Preparing for class -- Classroom experience -- Learning after class -- Study aids -- Exams -- Other activities during the first year -- Beyond the first year -- Sample exam questions and answers.
McClurg's 1L of a Ride by
Call Number: KF287 .M38 2013
Publication Date: 2013-03-11
1L of a Ride provides a step-by-step navigational guide to both academic and emotional success in law school’s crucial first year. It essentially answers the questions, what’s the first year of law school really like and how can I make the most of it? Readers learn what to expect, when to expect it, and how to respond to it.
Open Book by
Call Number: KF283 .F75 2011
Publication Date: 2011-07-26
Open Book by
Call Number: KF283 .F75 2016
Publication Date: 2016-04-18
Reading Like a Lawyer by
Call Number: KF283 .M398 2012
Publication Date: 2012-07-24
The ability to read law well is an indispensable skill that can make or break the academic career of any aspiring lawyer. Fortunately, the ability to read law well (quickly and accurately) is a skill that can be acquired through knowledge and practice.
What Every Law Student Really Needs to Know by
Call Number: KF283 .G46 2016
Publication Date: 2016-05-06
With the aim of decreasing students' anxiety and increasing their chances of achieving academic success, What Every Law Student Really Needs to Know: An Introduction to the Study of Law prepares students to get through their first year of law school.
Writing Essay Exams to Succeed in Law School by
Call Number: KF283 .D47 2014
Publication Date: 2014-04-08
Essay exams don't have to be a mystery. With its wealth of visual aids, examples, and practical advice, John Dernbach's (a Widener Law professor) concise guide enables pre-law and law school students to develop the strong essay-writing skills they need to succeed and feel confident taking essay exams.
- Advice You Must Read in the Summer Before Law School by LawProfBlog
- Key Take Away: Law School is much harder than undergrad, and should be treated like a full-time job. Most of this post deals with work-life balance.
- How to Read a Legal Opinion by Orin S. Kerr
- Key Take Away: This article goes over the basic terminology for discussing case law and what you should be looking for as you read, which will be the majority of your homework and class preparation.
- De Minimis Curat Lex: Secrets to Success for 1st Year Law Students by John H. Scheid
- Key Take Away: This article explains the overall process of studying for law school, including how to brief cases and review your notes efficiently. This process is why your professors will tell you to spend 3-5 hours on work for each class meeting. The appendices also show sample ways to brief cases and take class notes.
- …And finally, The Ten Minute Rule
- If it ever takes you more than ten minutes to find a source, please ask us, your law librarians.
There are a number of Black's Law Dictionaries available in the Law Library Lounge. It is also available through Westlaw.