- Paperback: 150 pages
- Publisher: William s Hein & Co; 2nd edition (May 30, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0837714109
- ISBN-13: 978-0837714103
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 30 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #671,731 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Acing Your First Year of Law School: The Ten Steps to Success You Won't Learn in Class, 2nd Edition 2nd Edition
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First published in 1999, Acing has gone on to become one of the bestselling law school preparation books of all time. It has been recommended by the pre-law advisory office of numerous universities and by a variety of legal organizations, law school admissions consultant services and law school student organizations. It also has been favorably discussed many times on various law school discussion boards and blogs. Why? Because it has helped tens of thousands of law students ace their first year of law school!
Law schools throughout the country have caught on. Acing has been required reading for a number of 1L courses and suggested reading for incoming and 1L students at many law schools, including Akron, Appalachian, Arizona, BYU, California Western, Chapman, Charleston, Denver, Georgia, Georgia State, Hamline, Hastings, Hawaii, Hofstra, Houston, LSU, McGeorge, Mercer, Michigan State, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York Law School, Northeastern, Oklahoma City, Pace, Roger Williams, Samford, Seattle, St. Louis, Suffolk, Thomas Jefferson, Texas Southern, (Thurgood Marshall), Texas Tech, Tuoro, Washburn, University of Washington, Whittier, William & Mary and Wisconsin. --From the Publisher
WHY WE LOVE THIS BOOK: It focuses on the first year, providing many helpful tips for not only surviving, but also coming out on top. This book has a readable, conversational tone. It includes particularly valuable information about outlining, learning from Socratic class discussions, briefing cases and studying for exams. --National Jurist (September 2008)
About the Author
Both Shana (Tulane) and Henry (Indiana Bloomington) made law review based on their first-year grades and graduated in the top three percent of their respective classes. They both earned judicial clerkships with federal appellate judges and went on to join a prominent law firm. While in law school, Shana worked as consultant to Julia Roberts and director Alan J. Pakula on the film The Pelican Brief. After becoming a partner with one of California s oldest law firms, Pillsbury Madison & Sutro LLP (now Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP), Henry joined the faculty of Chapman University School of Law in Orange, California, in 2005. Shana writes full time.
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Would I read it again? Not really.
Is it a decent book? Yes, it isn't bad by any means, but I can't point to anything that I felt improved my understanding of law school or improved by ability to do well on exams.
However it was good, gave me a lot of information. I now understand what i didn't. I was hoping it would have scared me to not do this ... what am i crazy? (grin) ...
I'm going for it, i think ... buy it used ... if you do. And it was beneficial.