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Bridging the Gap Between College and Law School Paperback – January 1, 2009

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About the Author

Ruta Stropus is the Director of Attorney Recruitment and Professional Development at the Illinois Attorney General's office. Charlotte Taylor is the Assistant Dean for Multicultural Affairs at DePaul University College of Law.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 204 pages
  • Publisher: Carolina Academic Press; Second edition (January 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159460603X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594606038
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 6.9 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #454,769 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Stropus and Taylor's _Bridging the Gap Between College and Law School: Strategies for Success_ offers far more than just advice on test preparation, notetaking, and case briefing. Though the most popular -- and responsible -- advice to the incoming "1L" is not to worry about law school the summer preceding, it is a rare law student that does not. For those that insist on preparing in some way (as I did before I entered), it is far more appropriate to learn HOW to do well in law school than to try and "pre-learn" torts, civil procedure, or contracts. While there are quite a few books on the market that attempt this, Bridging the Gap provides step-by-step instructions *and* subsequent exercises -- a combination not found elsewhere.
Furthermore, Bridging the Gap addresses how to solve the inevitable problems that a 1L faces throughout his/her first year; other books simply note them and move on.
While many of the products on the market try and prepare the incoming law student for his/her first year, their utility ends on the first day of school. Bridging the Gap, through clear and specific advice pertinent to the entire experience, is a resource that students will turn to (get it?) from August till May.
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By H S on November 26, 2013
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If you are going into law school, read this book and take it to heart. It really explains in detail - much needed detail how to make the transition. Believe me, if you are going into law school, you need this book.
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As a student going into 1L year in just a few weeks, this book feels as though it prepared me in regards to what to expect and some of the basic skills I should know or will be learning, like how to effectively brief a case and how to "think like a lawyer" in terms of a law school exam.
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I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in law school. I actually think reading this before you take the LSAT is the way to go. I graduate in two weeks and can say that this book really helped prepare me for the challenge.
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This book spends all its pages letting you know that your undergraduate career was a breeze and how worthless you are without law school. Take it from a now 3L - yes, law school is insanely hard. But that does not mean that undergrad was easy. Waste of a book.
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This is the second book I've read of this type and it was more informative. I appreciated the actual examples and thoroughness of the information provided. I plan to still use it as a guide during onel. I recommend it for those considering law school.
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I recommend this book for any entering 1L. It was a required reading for my summer before my first year and it gave me a good preview to the kind of work I would be doing and some helpful tips for note taking, exam taking, briefing, etc.
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Any prospective law student should purchase this book in order to prepare for law school. It provides great tips and guidelines to prepare and succeed in law school.
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