Acing Your First Year of Law School: The Ten Steps to Success You Won't Learn in Class

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First published in 1999, Acing Your First Year of Law School has become one of the bestselling law school preparation books of all time. Every law student will tell you that the first year is the most important and the most frustrating. This is a manual that teaches first year law students the ten basic skills they need to know to start learning their first day and ace their first year.

The Second Edition has been updated to reflect the best use of technology. It includes a ...

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Overview

First published in 1999, Acing Your First Year of Law School has become one of the bestselling law school preparation books of all time. Every law student will tell you that the first year is the most important and the most frustrating. This is a manual that teaches first year law students the ten basic skills they need to know to start learning their first day and ace their first year.

The Second Edition has been updated to reflect the best use of technology. It includes a Preface that addresses the Socratic Method and how to beat it. It aslo includes an Epilogue that focuses on tasks that are necessary to ensure a successful transition from the first to the second semester.

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Gerald L. Shargel
[Acing Your First Year of Law School] provides a unique introduction to the study of law, an introduction that will undoubtedly make a difference. This is the book I wish I had when I stated Law School. (Gerald L. Shargel, Criminal Defense Attorney to John Gotti, Jr.)
M. Cameron Kenny
Success in law school goes to those who understand the system faster than their peers. Unlike other law school primers, Acing Your First Year of Law School doesn't just synthesize legal concepts — it explains law school. Ignore this book at your peril. (M. Cameron Kenny, New York Assistant District Attorney, Member of Law Review)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780837709123
  • Publisher: William S.Hein & Co.,Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/1/1999
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 139
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.92 (h) x 0.31 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2004

    Great Preparation Tool!

    I've now read three books about how to prepare for law school, and I learned more from this one than I did from the other two combined! Unfortunately, after I bought the book, my law school gave it to me for free during orientation week. Even though I wasn't happy about that, it told me that this really is a good book for people who are about to begin their first year of law school. Even though I am giving this all five stars, there is one negative thing about it. The suggestions about the IRAC method used in the book were suggested against in another book I read, particularly for test-taking. However, that is a fairly minor thing compared to the other great things in this book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2006

    Worth the money, worth the time.

    I've read two different law school guides and this one dominates. Everything is simplified, clear, and viable. Besides having essential information it has a good focus on what 'not' to do in law school, which is just as valuable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2003

    I feel so much more prepared!

    I just received this book yesterday and read it all in one day - very interesting and easy to read. I am starting law school this fall and now I feel so much more prepared after reading this book. It explains in detail what to study and what not to waste your time on. It even has a glossary and explains some basic legal concepts which are good to know before classes start. If you are worried about what you should know before you start classes, this is a great book that is short, cheap and easy to read to make you feel better!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2000

    This book is simple and insightful

    If you want the do's and don'ts of law school--look no further. This book is easy to understand and tells you exactly what you must do (and not do) to excel on exams.

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