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Book recommendations?
« on: December 29, 2005, 10:52:19 PM »
Any book recommendations on attending law school?

I am finally now going to go out and buy the Ivey Guide to Law School Admissions, but it's becoming difficult to find, I wanted to see what other books I can look for at the same time though.

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Re: Book recommendations?
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2005, 11:53:15 PM »
Hi, again -- In case you can't tell, I spend my life at Borders...

Glad the Ivey book is of interest.  I also have Law School Confidential by Robert H. Miller -- it's a very accessible guide from applications through the Bar exam.  Not sure if you'd be interested in this, but Linda Hirshman's A Woman's Guide to Law School provides some unusual information I haven't seen anywhere else -- specifically, her own ratings system for quantifying women's success at law schools; aside from its insightful discussion of women & law review, I think it will be mostly helpful in the application process.  One L by Scott Turow is a classic I'm sure you've heard of; I have yet to purchase it. 

But the best book I suggest checking out is Planet Law School II: What You Need to Know (Before You Go), But Didn't Know to Ask... and No One Else Will Tell You, Second Edition by Atticus Falcon.  It's an 858-page tome whose tone is set in the first few pages; it actually contains a guide for how to approach the book if you're skeptical about its ability to help you and don't have much time to read it.  One of the guys in my Powerscore class toted it around with him...I've postponed buying a copy until my applications are finished, since I know it will be a big distraction.  I've never seen it in a store, but it's an easy and worthwhile purchase on Amazon.

Enjoy!  Please post any of your own suggestions if you happen to find good reading in your travels...   :)


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Re: Book recommendations?
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2005, 02:29:09 AM »
I love buying online, you can almost always find it cheaper (or at least at a discounted price), so I barely ever go into the store.

I'm going to have to drive far to get Ivey's book, I guess all the applicants bought them!  It definately can't hurt me though, and I really want to see some sections of it.

I'm going to order those other books when I get a chance too, sounds like they definately can't hurt.

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Re: Book recommendations?
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2005, 09:05:26 AM »
I just read One L and thought it was great. I recommend it to anyone who wants to get some good anecdotal evidence of what law school is (was) like.
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Re: Book recommendations?
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2005, 01:14:19 PM »
I bought Planet Law School a couple days ago after my LSAT teacher recommended it.  I've read the first 100 pages or so... it's pretty readable, but I guess I haven't really gotten into the nitty gritty yet

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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2005, 01:34:23 PM »
Richard Montauck's How To Get Ino Top Law Schools (or whatever it's called).

REALLY good if you're nontrad with work experience.

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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2005, 03:06:51 PM »
Montauk, Ivey, and some book with law school personal statements.

You can find them all at Borders...if you have one nearby.

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Re: Book recommendations?
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2005, 03:17:54 PM »
Check out this thread:

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,48853.0.html

The "Accepted and Decided" board also has threads for movies and about One L.
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Re: Book recommendations?
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2005, 10:57:50 PM »
Montauk, Ivey, and some book with law school personal statements.

You can find them all at Borders...if you have one nearby.

Barnes and Noble >>> Borders

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Re: Book recommendations?
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2005, 11:17:10 PM »
May I ask what jsia stands for?  There are some great abbreviations on this board (I love TITCR!), but I'm not getting this one.  Thanx.