"1000 Days to the Bar is simply the best manual I have ever read for law school preparation." -- Maureen McKenna Goldberg, Justice, Rhode Island State Supreme Court
"Law students, or those thinking about becoming law students, would be wise to pick up a copy of this book." -- Kristen Holmquist, Dir. of Academic Support and Lecturer in Law, UCLA School of Law
"Tonsing brings a fresh breeze to the musty study of law. I am recommending this book to all my students." -- Richard Litvin, Assoc. Prof. Of Law and Dir. of Academic Support, Quinnipiac Univ. School of Law
From the Publisher
Dennis Tonsings 1000 Days to the Bar provides first-year law students with a fresh and novel approach to the study of law, explaining the relationship between the professional practice of law and the actual practices students must perform to achieve their weekly objectives.
This exceptional guide is designed to empower first-year law students by outlining the components to academic success in a step-by-step format that offers a practice-centered approach to legal studies.
In this book, students will discover how to:
- Develop a rich understanding of the legal principles necessary to successfully practice law.
- Earn grades that reflect their best efforts.
- Pass the bar exam on the first try.
Dean Tonsing identifies the core aspects of a law students responsibilities, emphasizing "active learning" and equating it to the "active listening" that is essential to running a successful legal practice. He also sets forth hundreds of practical tips to help law students realize how every day in law school is a small but vital step toward becoming a skilled legal practitioner.
When law students begin their studies, they intend to do their personal best on the path to their doctoral degree and throughout their professional career. Dean Tonsing recognizes this fact (making it an underlying premise in his book) and thrusts his readers toward achieving one primary goal excellence.
1000 Days to the Bar is an extremely valuable resource for law students, both because of its foundational concept that every day of law school is inherently part of the practice of law and also because of its practical suggestions that will enable these novice lawyers to achieve their goals.