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Incoming 1Ls / The Best Law School Guide That I've Read
« on: April 04, 2011, 10:18:16 AM »
Law School Fast Track by Derrick Hibbard

So I picked up a copy of this book at the end of last semester (my first semester of my first year in law school). I read through the parts on taking exams and I found the information extremely useful--but the rest of the advice is really about changing your habits to be a better student, so I wanted to wait until I had a chance to really implement the habits before I wrote a review about my opinion of this book.

All through this last semester, I've done my best to do what the author suggests are the essential habits to succeed. I can honestly tell you that this book saved my life as a law student. The habits are not hard, and if you follow the advice in this book, you are actually saving time in your studies and your studying is more effective. I can't even begin to imagine what my life would have become if I hadn't started doing the things in this book. (I've heard horror stories about the time vacuum that is the second year of law school--but I'm okay with it now. I think I can manage). All of my friends are pulling out their hair because they "say" that they don't have time. I feel confident in my understanding--I feel like, that because I've been studying better, I'm actually picking this stuff up more easily. No joke!

The best thing about this book, I think, besides the great advice *that really is essential* is the fact that the book does not waste your time. It is short, to the point, and really highlights what you need to know to succeed.  It is seriously the best book I've read on how to do well in law school.

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