Law School: Getting In, Getting Good, Getting the Gold

Law School: Getting In, Getting Good, Getting the Gold

by Thane J. Messinger
     
 

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Law students are presented with a number of law school titles, ranging from personal history (Turow's One L) to exhaustive (Planet Law School II). No other book offers a method to study law, well, in less time, with a focused, realistic approach. This book, which builds upon rather than competes with these other titles, is written by an attorney and educator with

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Law students are presented with a number of law school titles, ranging from personal history (Turow's One L) to exhaustive (Planet Law School II). No other book offers a method to study law, well, in less time, with a focused, realistic approach. This book, which builds upon rather than competes with these other titles, is written by an attorney and educator with decades' experience in learning law concisely, and it is this approach that will be so beneficial to law students.

From the Author:

Nearly all law school books steer students in the wrong directions: ubiquitous case briefs, extensive notes, "color coding," cramming, and bad behavior against other students. None of that is good, and none of that will work. At best it creates a needlessly negative environment for many if not most law students. More deeply, it feeds an environment seen later in unethical behavior towards clients and peer professionals alike. The focus in the middle of the book (the part in Getting Good) is in cutting half of the makework that passes for a "study" workload, yet leaving more time for genuine comprehension. This approach draws upon how lawyers learn law; they can hardly waste time as law students routinely do. In this, I try to cut through the clutter.

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Adjunct Law Prof Blog - Mitchell H. Rubinstein
Law School Getting In Getting Good Getting The Gold is not your ordinary law school guide book. Yes, it has all the typical guide book information: tips about getting into law school, How to "Get Good" (doing well) and "Getting the Gold" (a good job).
Significantly, however, this book is a bit different from other guide books and contains something more. That something is practical real world advice. For example, Mr. Messinger starts off his book by explaining what it means to "think like a

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013994133
Publisher:
The Fine Print Press
Publication date:
02/18/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

The author is a legal educator and attorney, graduate of Texas State (MBA), the University of Texas Law School (where he was a Texas Law Review editor), and Harvard University. He is author of The Young Lawyer's Jungle Book: A Survival Guide, now in its second edition and twelfth year and acclaimed by multiple American Bar Association publications and numerous state bar journals.

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