Law School Labyrinth: The Guide to Making the Most of Your Legal Education

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As tough as getting into law school is, navigating the maze of social and academic requirements to make the most of a legal education can be even more difficult. Law School Labyrinth will guide students through law school from orientation to graduation and beyond.


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Overview

You’re in! Now what?

 

As tough as getting into law school is, navigating the maze of social and academic requirements to make the most of a legal education can be even more difficult. Law School Labyrinth will guide students through law school from orientation to graduation and beyond.


Law School Labyrinth is designed to help law students maximize their law school experience by offering essential strategies for success. Author Steven Sedberry, who left a 20-year big business career to pursue his law degree, provides a unique perspective on maximizing the law school experience and a no-nonsense approach to planning for the future. By following his “been there, done that” advice, students will learn how to read legal opinions, participate in Socratic dialogue, and assimilate and retain information necessary to succeed on law school exams. Going beyond the classroom, Law School Labyrinth provides information on summer clerkships and career advice. Fully updated and revised, Law School Labyrinth is the consummate road map for maneuvering law school.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607148616
  • Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/3/2011
  • Edition description: 2nd Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 430,629
  • Product dimensions: 5.84 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Meet the Author

Steve Sedberry, Esq., received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Vanderbilt University Law School and his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.  Steve entered law school following a twenty-year career in industry. He is licensed in Texas and Tennessee, and is also admitted to the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Texas and the Western District of Tennessee.  Steve is a member of the American Bar Association and the Association of Corporate Counsel.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition vii

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 Lessons from the Labyrinth, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Start Booking Classes 1

Chapter 2 The Money Minotaur: Keeping Law School Costs at Bay 21

Chapter 3 How to Hit the Ground Running Your First Day as a IL 59

Chapter 4 Your Law School Study Approach 97

Chapter 5 How to Prepare for Final Exams 145

Chapter 6 Summer Clerkships 169

Chapter 7 Your Second and Third Years 179

Chapter 8 The Bar Exam and Beyond 199

Conclusion 223

Appendixes

Appendix A First-Year Issues Checklist: Constitutional Law II (Individual Rights) 225

Appendix B Sample First-Year Pyramid Outline for Contracts 247

Appendix C Sample Capstone Outline for Contracts 269

Appendix D Sample First-Year Pyramid Outline for Criminal Law 275

Appendix E First-Year Issues Checklist: Contracts 295

Appendix F First-Year Issues Checklist: Criminal Law 299

Appendix G Sample Legal Memorandum 303

Index 309

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