So You Want to Be a Lawyer: The Ultimate Guide to Getting into and Succeeding in Law School

So You Want to Be a Lawyer: The Ultimate Guide to Getting into and Succeeding in Law School

by Timothy B. Francis, Lisa Jones Johnson, Walter C. Jones
     
 

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So You Want to Be a Lawyer takes you through the process of becoming a lawyer, examining each phase in a helpful and easy-to-understand narrative. Find out what practicing law is like before you step into your first law school class! Practice solving legal problems as law students would in law school, and lawyers might in an actual courtroom. 

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So You Want to Be a Lawyer takes you through the process of becoming a lawyer, examining each phase in a helpful and easy-to-understand narrative. Find out what practicing law is like before you step into your first law school class! Practice solving legal problems as law students would in law school, and lawyers might in an actual courtroom. 

 You will not only find out how to get into law school, but will also gain:
 ·         Educated advice on how to select a law school, along with names and addresses of American Bar Association (ABA) approved law schools
 ·         A better understanding of the law school admissions process, and ways to improve your chances for admission
 ·         Practical exercises and advice that will give you a head start over other first-year law students
 ·         Information about career opportunities as a lawyer   

So You Want to Be a Lawyer takes a traditionally dry subject and breaks it down in a skilled and entertaining way. After you have read this book, you will have a good idea of the types of problems facing lawyers and law students on a daily basis. Not only will it prepare you for law school, it will become your trusted guide on the path to becoming a successful lawyer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620878583
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
11/13/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,131,502
File size:
447 KB

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Meet the Author

Timothy B. Francis is of counsel to the prestigious law firm of Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, L.L.C. in New Orleans, Louisiana, where his practice is concentrated in areas of commercial litigation and business transactions. Mr. Francis received his BA from Xavier University in 1980 and his JD from Tulane University in 1984, where he served as president of his law school class.

Lisa Jones Johnson is an attorney, author and entertainment executive. She is the CEO of NextGen Media Group, Inc. which recently launched a global social media platform focusing on news. In 2007, Ms. Johnson’s debut novel A Dead Man Speaks (Genesis Press) was nominated for a 2007 Image Award and for the Romantic Times Literary Critics award for best general fiction. Ms. Jones Johnson is an honors graduate of Harvard College and the Harvard Law School, and she served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at USC Law School where she taught a course on Drafting and Negotiating Entertainment Contracts.

Walter C. Jones is an attorney with extensive experience in business and finance transactions. He began his legal career at the Washington, D.C. office of Sidley & Austin after graduating in 1988 from Harvard Law School. Mr. Jones also worked as a General Counsel at an asset-management firm where he was likewise responsible for all compliance matters. Mr. Jones earned his B.A. from Princeton University and the Woodrow Wilson school of Public and International Affairs, and his MBA from the George Washington University School of Business and Public Management.

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