Law School Survival Manual: From LSAT to Bar Exam

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Overview

In the Law School Survival Manual, Nancy Rapoport and Jeff Van Niel serve as the friendly voice of experience whose wit and wisdom will guide you through law school from the application process to orientation, and from your first year to graduation—including summer jobs, clerkships, and the bar exam. This concise handbook focuses on all aspects of law school that are mystifying or tricky or both.

The Law School Survival Manual: From LSAT to Bar Exam offers complete coverage,

• Before law school

What you'll need before you apply
Picking the right law school for you
Orientation
Your checklist for law school

• First year
Collegiality and etiquette
Friendships, romance, and networking
The psychology of law professors
Reading cases and statutes
Outlining and studying

• Preparing for essay and multiple-choice exams
• Choosing upper-level courses
• Managing your time and scheduling your life
• Exploring joint-degree program opportunities
• Finding and applying for a summer job
• Landing a judicial clerkship
• Studying for the bar exam and the MPRE

With reassuring humor and unique perspectives, Nancy Rapoport and Jeff Van Niel show you how to cope with stress, manage your time, study efficiently, nurture new friendships, write a paper, prepare for exams, and make sound decisions—in law school and beyond.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735594906
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 5/25/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,202,586
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

  1. Before Law School Begins
  2. Orientation: Welcome to Law School
  3. Some Universal Truths
  4. The First Two Weeks
  5. The First Month
  6. Some Advice About Writing
  7. Preparing for Exams
  8. The Marathon Aspect of Exams
  9. First-Semester Grades
  10. The Upper-Class Curriculum
  11. Summer Jobs
  12. Evening (Part-Time) Programs/The Nontraditional Law Student
  13. The Judicial Clerkship Process
  14. The Bar Exam
  15. A Few Last Survival Tips

Appendix A: Jeff’s First-Year Schedule

Appendix B: Nancy’s First-Year Schedule

Appendix C: Jeff’s Upper-Class Schedule

Appendix D: Ode to a Hypothetical: The Saga of Dan and Vic as Nancy’s Twisted Brain Might Think About It

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