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Re: Suggested reading prior to law school?
« Reply #30 on: March 18, 2007, 11:08:05 PM »
Read a map of the area near your law school.  I can't tell you how much time you can waste just trying to locate a good dentist, or figure out where the dry cleaner is.  Seriously.  When I cracked a tooth last semester, I spent hours trying to find a dentist who would see me on short notice. 

Make a good map of where stuff is located (taking into account that there are heavy parking restrictions anywhere near many "city" law schools) and you will thank me later.

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Re: Suggested reading prior to law school?
« Reply #31 on: March 19, 2007, 11:19:53 AM »
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Re: Suggested reading prior to law school?
« Reply #32 on: March 20, 2007, 12:22:45 PM »
Ive been reading law school confidential. Im half way through it and I have enjoyed it.

 



I am about halfway through as well...I really like how there are very explicit suggestions for study methods in it (i.e. they use the technicolor method for case briefing). Do the other books go into specifics like that as well? It would be useful to compare the different techniques authors suggest for outlining and case briefing.

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Re: Suggested reading prior to law school?
« Reply #33 on: March 20, 2007, 06:20:18 PM »
At one of the schools I was looking at, they said they send a book called "Law School Without Fear" to incoming 1ls. I was wondering if anybody read it and thought it was worthwile to read?

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Re: Suggested reading prior to law school?
« Reply #34 on: March 20, 2007, 07:02:02 PM »
I am about halfway through as well...I really like how there are very explicit suggestions for study methods in it (i.e. they use the technicolor method for case briefing). Do the other books go into specifics like that as well? It would be useful to compare the different techniques authors suggest for outlining and case briefing.

Anyone else curious to try out the technicolor briefing but afraid of being pegged as that kid who actually does that  ;) :P


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Re: Suggested reading prior to law school?
« Reply #35 on: March 20, 2007, 07:04:52 PM »
"guns, germs and steel". great book.
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Re: Suggested reading prior to law school?
« Reply #36 on: March 20, 2007, 07:46:33 PM »
tag  :)

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Re: Suggested reading prior to law school?
« Reply #37 on: March 20, 2007, 07:52:00 PM »
tag, great thread.

Does anyone know of a book that gives a good briefing on the SCOTUS including history, important justices in the past, and a brief overview of current justices?  I'm guessing I'm hoping for too much all in one book, but if someone has any suggestions that'd be great.  thanks

Never read it, but this book probably has what you want:


http://www.amazon.com/Supreme-Court-Dummies-Lisa-Paddock/dp/0764508865
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Re: Suggested reading prior to law school?
« Reply #38 on: March 20, 2007, 07:57:29 PM »
haha I'm not sure if you're mocking me, but either way I think I'll get the book  ;D

No intention of mocking. It does sound like it might be want you're looking for.  I might even check a copy at B&N and see if it's worth it.

This would be mocking:
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