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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.

1. 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. Miller has assembled a blue-ribbon panel of recent graduates from across the country to offer realistic and informative firsthand advice about what law school is really like.This updated edition contains the very latest…
Author(s): Robert H. Miller

2. 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. Ann Levine brings 15+ years of experience in law school admissions (as director of admissions for law schools and as a law school admission consultant) to provide advice about writing the best law school personal statement and optional essays, how to choose people to write letters of recommendation, what to include in your resume, how to explain weaknesses in…
Author(s): Ann K. Levine

3. 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. For more information, go to….
Author(s): Joel P. Trachtman

4. 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. Whether you are new to the LSAT or have been studying for a while, you will find invaluable benefit in the Trainer’s teachings, strategies, drills, and solutions.The LSAT Trainer includes:…
Author(s): Mike Kim

5. 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. If you’re a law student, you can follow the status quo advice hawked by your law school and accepted by virtually everyone around you. That advice says that the best way to…
Author(s): Andy Brink

6. 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. Young conducted one of the most ambitious studies of law students ever undertaken, charting the experiences of over 1000 law students from over 100 different law schools, along with hundreds of…
Author(s): Kathryne M. Young

7. 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. Told in an accessible first-person voice, covered topics in the revised and updated third edition include pre-planning, top student fears, first-year curriculum, the Socratic and case methods of teaching, effective class participation, top habits of successful students, essential study techniques, legal research and writing, exam strategies, maintaining well-being, and much more. Combines anecdotes, comments from…
Author(s): Andrew J. McClurg

8. 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. Enormous care is devoted to explaining precisely how and why legal analysis frequently produces such perplexing situations.But the authors don’t stop with mere description. Instead, Getting to Maybe teaches how to excel on…
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 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,035 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): Carolyn Stone, Ed.D., ASCA

10. 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. With only a limited number of slots for so many talented applicants, the admissions officers have become more and more selective every year, the competition has become fierce, and even the best and brightest could use an edge.This completely new edition of 55 Successful Harvard Law School Application Essays is the best resource for anyone looking for that edge. Through the most up-to-date sample essays from the Harvard Law School students…
Author(s): Staff of the Harvard Crimson

11. 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

12. 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. The new Sixth Edition of School Law and the Public Schools by Nathan Essex brings readers the latest information on today’s most critical issues, among them: recent rulings on religion in public schools, social media, Facebook and Twitter challenges, virtual charter schools, administrators’ authority at bus…
Author(s): Nathan L. Essex

13. 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. Intended for educators, school board members, interested attorneys, and taxpayers, the ninth edition explains what the law is and what the implications are for effective school operations. It is designed to help professional educators avoid expensive and time-consuming lawsuits by taking effective preventive action. It is an especially valuable resource for school law courses and…
Author(s): Jim Walsh, Laurie Maniotis, et al.

14. 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. The authors, award-winning teachers with a wealth of classroom experience, give students an inside look at law school by explaining how, despite appearances to the contrary, classes connect to exams and exams connect to the practice of law.Open Book introduces them to the basic structure of our legal system and to the…
Author(s): Barry Friedman, John C.P. Goldberg

15. 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. Virtually every topic of concern to today’s educators is covered in a practical, easy-to-read organization and style that’s accessible even to those with little or no knowledge of the legal issues affecting public schools. Revised chapters in this new Sixth Edition include…
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 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.

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

The Gunner’s Guide to Law School

Author(s): Marc A. Silverman
ID: 2902073, Publisher: Carolina Academic Press, Year: 2020, Size: 542 Kb, Format: mobi

Law School for Everyone: Contracts

Author(s): David Horton
ID: 2425523, Publisher: The Teaching Company, Year: 2019-11, Size: 8 Mb, Format: pdf

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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