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Re: Books that you are reading??
« Reply #60 on: May 14, 2005, 10:49:17 PM »
Why is this thread in nontrad?
I was wondering what others who have been out of school for a few years might be reading to get back up to speed...

As for me, currently reading:
The Lawyer's Calling: Christian Faith and Legal Practice, Joseph G. Allegretti
1000 Days to the Bar... But the Practice of Law Begins Now, Dennis J. Tonsing
An Introduction to Legal Reasoning, Edward H. Levi
The Purpose-Driven Life, Rick Warren
The Message, Eugene H. Peterson

I read Law School Confidential last summer (first edition) and found it was a very helpful guide during the application process.  I like 1000 Days to the Bar for its approach to studying/prepping for class, though we'll see how it works in August...  :D

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Re: Books that you are reading??
« Reply #61 on: May 14, 2005, 11:04:23 PM »
Here's a recommendation:

Rights From Wrongs by Alan Dershowitz.

Finished it a few months back--great perspective on the law and constitution.

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Re: Books that you are reading??
« Reply #62 on: May 16, 2005, 11:56:45 AM »
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, The Book of the Law by Crowley

Apparantly I need to read law books and become as serious about this as everyone else on the board is....especially the guy in the straitjacket.


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Re: Books that you are reading??
« Reply #63 on: May 16, 2005, 03:46:55 PM »
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, The Book of the Law by Crowley

Apparantly I need to read law books and become as serious about this as everyone else on the board is....especially the guy in the straitjacket.



I do all my reading on DVD.

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Re: Books that you are reading??
« Reply #64 on: May 19, 2005, 06:14:47 PM »
I found Law School Confidential to be a waste of money.  All it really offers is common sense advice like "Eat Healthy", "Get enought sleep", etc.  The one thing that sticks out at me now a month after finishing it is his number one piece of advice (what he calls the best advice he can give you, more important than any book): a good bed. 

Wow, thanks!  Now I know why I haven't been doing well in school up until now.  It's all due to the broken glass and shards of volcanic rock that I sleep on at night.

In my humble opinion, it is just another way to make a buck off naive prelaws.

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Re: Books that you are reading??
« Reply #65 on: May 19, 2005, 06:20:00 PM »
Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins
Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell
A zen philosopher once said, "A flute with no holes is not a flute, a doughnut with no hole is a danish"

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Re: Books that you are reading??
« Reply #66 on: May 19, 2005, 06:43:31 PM »
The Alchemist
Into the Wild
America on Trial by A. Dershowitz
The Education of Little Tree--a classic young adult book; I've found lots of little nuggets of wisdom regarding justice, law & order, and society.

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Re: Books that you are reading??
« Reply #67 on: May 19, 2005, 07:31:03 PM »
Playboy

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Re: Books that you are reading??
« Reply #68 on: May 19, 2005, 08:19:59 PM »
maria claire
DON'T GO TO LAW SCHOOL YOU DUMB FUCKS.

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Re: Books that you are reading??
« Reply #69 on: May 19, 2005, 10:21:38 PM »
The street lawyer, a sad book.