Recommended Books and Articles

  • Cracking the Case Method – This is a great book for helping students see the why and how behind what they’re being asked to do in law school and connects the case method/Socratic method approach to law teaching to the problem method means of assessment (aka exams)
  • 1000 Days to the Bar – This is a practical book that breaks law school learning strategies into understandable, logical and practical steps that maximize the effect of students’ study efforts, and explicitly ties those learning strategies to the strategies practicing lawyers use to understand, analyze and apply legal concepts in the real life representation of their clients.
  • Don’t Go To Law School (Unless): A Law Professor’s Inside Guide to Maximizing Opportunity and Minimizing Risk – Going to law school has become a very expensive and increasingly risky gamble. When is it still worth it? This book reveals which law schools are still worth attending, at what price, and what sorts of legal careers it makes sense to pursue today. It outlines the various economic and psychological traps law students and new lawyers fall into, and how to avoid them.