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As the Director of Suffolk University Law School’s Academic Support Program, Ramy begins receiving phone calls from new 1Ls as early as May. Their common question? "What do I need to do to succeed in law school?" Ramy has written Succeeding in Law School to provide an answer. Just as importantly, the text was also written with the Academic Support Professional in mind. The book is mindful of the rigorous learning environment students face. Each chapter and the accompanying exercises can be completed in a modest amount of time. The book incorporates examples, a few cases, hypotheticals, and exercises so that students can practice their new skills and measure their progress. In addition to students receiving the feedback they crave, the exercises allow professors to assess students’ progress throughout the semester. Whether students are seeking advice in the summer months or are coming in for help once the school year has begun, this book can be an important tool for helping them get the most out of their abilities.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594601897
  • Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
  • Publication date: 6/30/2006
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Herbert Ramy is director of the academic support program at Suffolk University Law School.

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Table of Contents

Ch. I The first days 3
Ch. II Maintaining a healthy mental approach to law school 29
Ch. III Reading and briefing cases efficiently 41
Ch. IV What your classes will be like 65
Ch. V Taking notes : a three-step process 75
Ch. VI Creating a course outline 85
Ch. VII Legal synthesis 101
Ch. VIII Legal analysis and answering the question "why?" 111
Ch. IX Legal writing 123
Ch. X Study groups, study aids, and study schedules 163
Ch. XI Law school exams 173
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    Required Summer Reading for Entering 1L Students at Cumberland School of Law

    Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, an ABA-accredited law school in Birmingham, AL, places this book at the top of its Summer reading list. It is, in fact, the only required reading material for entering 1L (first-year) students at that school.

    Having read most of it while taking pre-1L Summer classes at Cumberland, I have found most of the material presented to be insightful and interesting. There are great tips about how to study and what to expect on tests as well as explanations of how one could expect his law school experience to differ from other educational - especially undergraduate - experiences.

    I would recommend this book to any entering 1L student or anyone considering going to law school.

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