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Best Law School Books You Should Enjoy

Our list of some of the best Law School books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

Law School Confidential: A Complete Guide to the Law School Experience: By Students, for Students (2011)

 Best Law School Books You Should EnjoyWritten by students, for students, Law School Confidential has been the “must-have” guide for anyone thinking about, applying to, or attending law school for more than a decade. And now, in this newly revised third edition, it’s more valuable than ever. This isn’t the advice of graying professors or battle-scarred practitioners long removed from law school. Robert H.
Author(s): Robert H. Miller

The Law School Admission Game: Play Like An Expert, Third Edition (2017)

 Best Law School Books You Should EnjoyLearn everything you need to know to get into law school. This third edition (and completely re-written and updated) version of the bestselling law school admission guide provides detailed information on how to present yourself in the law school application process.
Author(s): Ann K. Levine

The Tools of Argument: How the Best Lawyers Think, Argue, and Win (2013)

 Best Law School Books You Should EnjoyJoel Trachtman’s book presents in plain and lucid terms the powerful tools of argument that have been honed through the ages in the discipline of law. If you are a law student or new lawyer, a business professional or a government official, this book will boost your analytical thinking, your foundational legal knowledge, and your confidence as you win arguments for your clients, your organizations or yourself.
Author(s): Joel P. Trachtman

The LSAT Trainer: A Remarkable Self-Study Guide For The Self-Driven Student (2017)

 Best Law School Books You Should EnjoyThe LSAT Trainer is an LSAT prep book specifically designed for self-motivated self-study students who are seeking significant score improvement on the Law School Admission Test. It is simple, smart, and remarkably effective.Teachers, students, and reviewers all agree: The LSAT Trainer is the most advanced and effective LSAT prep product available today.
Author(s): Mike Kim

Most Law School Advice Is Bullsh*t: Why the Rankings Are Wrong, The Right Way to Pick a Law School, What to Do Once You Get There, and How to Graduate with Your Dream Job (2018)

 Best Law School Books You Should EnjoyIf you are a law school applicant, you can follow the status quo advice about how to pick a law school. This involves trusting the U.S. News and World Report Law School Rankings and going to the “best” law school you get into, even if it means taking on $150,000 in debt to do so. And even if you can’t articulate the difference between the law school experience at Harvard, Howard, Houston, or Hofstra.
Author(s): Andy Brink

How to Be Sort of Happy in Law School (2018)

 Best Law School Books You Should EnjoyEach year, over 40,000 new students enter America’s law schools. Each new crop experiences startlingly high rates of depression, anxiety, fatigue, and dissatisfaction. Kathryne M. Young was one of those disgruntled law students. After finishing law school (and a PhD), she set out to learn more about the law school experience and how to improve it for future students.
Author(s): Kathryne M. Young

1l of a Ride: A Well-traveled Professor’s Roadmap to Success in the First Year of Law School (Career Guides) (2017)

 Best Law School Books You Should EnjoyAssigned as required or recommended reading at law schools throughout the country, 1L of a Ride provides a candid, comprehensive roadmap to both academic and emotional success in law school's crucial first year.
Author(s): Andrew J. McClurg

Getting To Maybe: How to Excel on Law School Exams (1999)

 Best Law School Books You Should EnjoyProfessors Fischl and Paul explain law school exams in ways no one has before, all with an eye toward improving the reader’s performance. The book begins by describing the difference between educational cultures that praise students for ‘right answers,’ and the law school culture that rewards nuanced analysis of ambiguous situations in which more than one approach may be correct.
Author(s): Richard Michael Fischl, Jeremy Paul


 Best Law School Books You Should EnjoyPerfect Paperback Publisher: American School Counselor Association (2017) ISBN-10: 1929289502 ISBN-13: 978-1929289509 Package Dimensions: 10 x 7 x 1.3 inches Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies) Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 6 Author(s): Carolyn Stone, Ed.D., ASCA

55 Successful Harvard Law School Application Essays: With Analysis by the Staff of The Harvard Crimson (2014)

 Best Law School Books You Should EnjoyHarvard Law School is one of the premier law schools in the world. It as well as other top schools draws thousands of applicants from the best colleges and companies.
Author(s): Staff of the Harvard Crimson

The Principal’s Quick-Reference Guide to School Law: Reducing Liability, Litigation, and Other Potential Legal Tangles (2014)

 Best Law School Books You Should EnjoyThe go-to legal resource for principals, fully updated! How often does a potential legal issue arise at your school? Now in an expanded third edition, this trusted resource provides clear and helpful guidance from a team of respected school-law experts. Substantive new information shows principals how to:
Author(s): Robert F. Hachiya

School Law and the Public Schools: A Practical Guide for Educational Leaders (6th Edition) (The Pearson Educational Leadership Series) (2015)

 Best Law School Books You Should EnjoyAn essential, practical, hands-on resource for school leaders, policymakers, and other educational personnel, this practical, clear, and easy-to-understand guide looks at both the historical background and the contemporary legal issues that affect virtually every aspect of schools today.
Author(s): Nathan L. Essex

The Educator’s Guide to Texas School Law: Ninth Edition (2018)

 Best Law School Books You Should EnjoyMuch has changed in the area of school law since the first edition of The Educator’s Guide was published in 1986. This new ninth edition offers an authoritative source on all major dimensions of Texas school law through the 2017 legislative sessions.
Author(s): Jim Walsh, Laurie Maniotis, et al.

Open Book: The Inside Track to Law School Success (Academic Success) (2016)

 Best Law School Books You Should Enjoyis a book that every JD and LLM law student needs to read, either before classes start or as they get going in their 1L year. Now in an expanded second edition, the book explains in a clear and easygoing, conversational manner what law professors expect from their students both in classes and exams.
Author(s): Barry Friedman, John C.P. Goldberg

A Teacher’s Pocket Guide to School Law (3rd Edition) (Allyn & Bacon Educational Leadership) (2014)

 Best Law School Books You Should EnjoySchool Law and the Public Schools by Nathan L. Essex gives educators and policy makers at all levels practical, easy-to-read, relevant information on the historical and contemporary legal issues affecting the organization and administration of schools in the United States.
Author(s): Nathan L. Essex

Best Law School Books You Should Enjoy

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some law school books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Public Legal Education: The Role of Law Schools in Building a More Legally Literate Society

Author(s): Richard Grimes
ID: 2990175, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2021, Size: 7 Mb, Format: pdf

Lawyering Skills in the Doctrinal Classroom: Using Legal Writing Pedagogy to Enhance Teaching Across the Law School Curriculum

Author(s): Tammy Pettinato Oltz
ID: 3018862, Publisher: Carolina Academic Press, Year: 2021, Size: 2 Mb, Format: azw3

Improving Student Learning in the Doctrinal Law School Classroom: Skills and Assessment

Author(s): Kimberly E. O'Leary; Jeanette Buttrey; Joni Larson
ID: 2898411, Publisher: Carolina Academic Press, Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Format: mobi

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely chart-busters according to USA Today, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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