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I'm considering the following books, tell me if you think they're worth reading or a waste of $$

Getting to Maybe: How to Excel on Law School Exams
 1 (10%)
Acing Your First Year of Law School: The Ten Steps to Success You Won't Learn in Class
 1 (10%)
The Complete Law School Companion
 0 (0%)
Slaying the Law School Dragon
 1 (10%)
Planet Law School II
 2 (20%)
Law School Confidential
 4 (40%)
other?
 1 (10%)

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zot

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books to read the summer before law school starts . . .
« on: May 27, 2004, 04:39:30 PM »
any other recommendations?  ???

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Re: books to read the summer before law school starts . . .
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2004, 04:45:28 PM »
I really liked:

Law School for dummies and Law school without fear.

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Re: books to read the summer before law school starts . . .
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2004, 04:48:50 PM »
There are lots of threads about this, do a search.

At the end of Chapter 16 of the book Planet Law School II there is a good list/timetable of what you could do to prepare. It's a lot of stuff though, so you should decide for yourself if it's worth it.

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Re: books to read the summer before law school starts . . .
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2004, 07:04:59 AM »
hey zot, did you go to UCI? i just graduated from there. mind sharing your numbers and school decisions so i can compare someone that actually went to my school?  thanks! (i'm applying for fall 2005)
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Re: books to read the summer before law school starts . . .
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2004, 09:49:49 AM »
I got through the 2004 revised edition of Law School Confidential this weekend. It seemed like it'd be a good quick read to get in before law school.

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Re: books to read the summer before law school starts . . .
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2004, 10:26:25 AM »
PLS II is a waste of time and money in my opinion, but others disagree.  There are a number of discussions on this site about PLS II.


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Re: books to read the summer before law school starts . . .
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2004, 10:59:53 AM »
I'd definitely recommend Law School Confidential and Getting to Maybe.

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Re: books to read the summer before law school starts . . .
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2004, 11:29:04 AM »
Law School Confidential was good.  I saw it as pretty much as step-by-step description of what law school was like.  This made the book give me some feeling of comfort and familiarity going into law school.  There's also some very good advice that I probably wouldn't have thought of myself.  It's not, however, the end-all, be-all of law school preparation in my mind.  In fact, it doesn't really talk about pre-1L preparation, how to take exams, etc., just some ideas on how to brief.

In short: A good book to read to increase your comfort level/awareness in going to law school, but doesn't stand alone as a supurb preparation for law school book

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Re: books to read the summer before law school starts . . .
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2004, 11:35:09 AM »
I liked Law School Confidential and I'm hafway through Getting to Maybe and it seems good.  I'm with Jeff on PSII (we've discussed this on another thread).  I liked The Complete Law School Companion by Jeff Deaver.  It has been mentioned that the book was written over 10 years ago, but if you overlook the introduction's references to the early 90's and get to his study and outline methods, I think the book still stands up and it's a quick easy read.