Learning the Law: How to Succeed in Law School--and Beyond by Steven J. Frank, J.
From finding the right school to impressing potential employers, law school can prove an intensely demanding and frustrating experience. Learning the Law helps the fledgling paper-chaser anticipate and avoid the worst difficulties by discussing - How to evaluate law schools and assess their placement records - Strategies for studying cases, succeeding on exams, and developing academic credentials, and - Techniques for using the Internet, searching for on-line collections of law libraries, and locating career opportunities.
Unlike other books about law school, Learning the Law goes beyond graduation and explains what lies ahead - Different career options, including private law firms and corporate law departments - The demands law firms and clients place on new recruits, and - How big firms differ from small ones, who counts in the partnership hierarchy, and what it's like to have a solo practice.
This revised edition includes information on how to find help and opportunities on the Internet. With its informal style and humorous touches, Learning the Law provides a comprehensive and yet highly readable introduction to the world of lawyers and law students.