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The Insider's Guide to Your First Year of Law School: A Student-to-Student Handbook from a Law School Survivor Paperback – March 13, 2007
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Another issue with the book is that Spizman can be overly repetitive to the point where one must question his writing ability. I think he did a bad job of writing to his audience as well. Law students should be bright enough to know most of what is in his book without being told explicitly. All in all I would say there is some useful information if you're willing to dig through this over-simplified, repetitious book but I'm sure there are better books for future law students.
1. Create outlines regarding the course work.
2. Be polite to students and teachers.
4. Don't fall behind on studying.
That's pretty much the scope of the book. Waste of money, you ask me.
I am definitely not going to follow everything that Spizman suggests, but many of the tips are very helpful. Overall, I think the book is very useful as a general overview of the first year of law school, and has helped me feel a little bit more prepared and have a better idea of what my schedule will be like. I would recommend it simply because I think the book is very well done. It is also nicely laid out. Law school takes order and this book gave me an outline for the order that I'll need to be successful in this educational endeavor. My undergraduate studies were 4 years of fractured study with the reward of a degree at the end for a major study in a certain area. Law school is a 3 year concentration in a single area with a comprehensive exam at the end (bar exam) to determine your fitness to practice your trade.
The book surely has lots of good information. It's fairly up to do date, good in-site and some great hints on the first year... do's and do nots ... I like that part the most. The most amazing thing to me is that people I know who are starting law school this fall haven't read any books on this subject nor they intend to... and are going blindly into law school on a prayer! I guess it takes all kinds. I mean for $15 bucks and a few hours of any EZ read... how much of a sacrifice is that? Isn't law school a $100K investment and another $150K minimum loss of income during that time? Makes you wonder who's headed off to law school... anyhow!
Spend the $15 smacks. Don't cheat yourself!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is average advice for the average student. A lot of it is obvious, i.e. go to class, outline, make connections, etc. Read morePublished on August 3, 2012 by jink
After going through the law school experience myself, I can honestly say that this book covers it all. Read morePublished on May 4, 2007 by J. Cohen
Thank goodness someone took the time to write a fresh, innovative, and actually useful piece of literature for law students. Read morePublished on April 11, 2007 by Stacey L. Hornsby