Author: Jasper Kim
Publisher: Aspatore Books
Release Date: 2011
Are you thinking of attending law school or switching legal careers? About to graduate and wondering which path to take? Are you curious about what lawyers in different fields do in a typical day? Then spend twenty-four hours with twenty-four lawyers through this innovative book, 24 Hours with 24 Lawyers. Whether you want to be a full-time corporate lawyer, work as a legal consultant while pursuing your music career, or anything in between, this book gives you a unique ôall-access passö into the real-world, real-time personal and professional lives of twenty-four law school graduates. These working professionals each present you with a ôProfileö chronicling a typical twenty-four-hour day in their traditional and non-traditional careers. You will read actual twenty-four-hour accounts from the perspective of a venture capitalist, Wall Street lawyer, lobbyist, entertainment lawyer, IP attorney, sports broadcaster, JAG officer, prosecutor, criminal defense lawyer, mediator, and politician, just to name a few. From the time they wake up in the morning to the time they go to bed, each professional illustrates what their position entails on a day-to-day basis and will give you invaluable, informative, and honest insight above and beyond what many brochures, guest lectures, career workshops, or law firm website descriptions can provide. After reading 24 Hours with 24 Lawyers, you'll be better prepared to determine which career Profile may suit you best before accepting a new job or investing in a legal education. Book jacket.
Rethinking your career strategy Suggestions for nonlegal careers Advice for dealing with the financial ramifications of leaving the practice of law Real-life success stories Lawyers have the highest depression rates, highest pressure, lowest popularity ratings, and the longest hours of almost any profession that exists. No wonder that according to a recent poll 70% of lawyers surveyed said they would start a new career if they could. If you are disillusioned by the realities of law practice or want to get into a different type of law, then you can start a new career. In Alternative Careers for Lawyers, you'll hear from many people who managed successful transitions: one of them is an NBC news anchor, another started her own bicycle tours company, and yet another built a $20 million attorney temp agency. We'll show you how to manage every step of this uncertain yet ultimately liberating process: Deciding whether to change careers or just switch jobs Choosing which new careers to pursue Re-tailoring your resume for non-legal careers like education, consulting, publishing, and sales and marketing Networking, interviewing, furthering your education, and more
Author: Lisa Fairchild Jones, Esq.
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Release Date: 2017-09-12
Completely revised and updated, 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. Find out how to get into law school. And there’s much more: •Advice on how to select a law school, along with names and addresses of American Bar Association (ABA)-approved law schools •An explanation of the law school admissions process, and ways to improve your chances for getting in •Practical exercises and advice that will give you a head start over other first-year law students •Information about career opportunities as a lawyer Written by three experienced lawyers, this book will help you understand the types of problems facing law students and lawyers on a daily basis. Not only will it prepare you for law school, but it will also become your trusted guide on the path to becoming a successful lawyer.
As defender of both the righteous and the questionable, Alan Dershowitz has become perhaps the most famous and outspoken attorney in the land. Whether or not they agree with his legal tactics, most people would agree that he possesses a powerful and profound sense of justice. In this meditation on his profession, Dershowitz writes about life, law, and the opportunities that young lawyers have to do good and do well at the same time. We live in an age of growing dissatisfaction with law as a career, which ironically comes at a time of unprecedented wealth for many lawyers. Dershowitz addresses this paradox, as well as the uncomfortable reality of working hard for clients who are often without many redeeming qualities. He writes about the lure of money, fame, and power, as well as about the seduction of success. In the process, he conveys some of the ''tricks of the trade'' that have helped him win cases and become successful at the art and practice of ''lawyering.''
Author: Charles Cooper
Publisher: Fine Print PressLtd
Release Date: 2012
If you've picked this book up, you fall into one of two categories. Chances are, if you go to law school you're someone who would be considered a "nontraditional" student. Or you're a "traditional" student (i.e., a student planning to go straight from college to law school) who is looking for a different perspective on the law school game. Either way, you'll find this book to be a valuable resourceùfrom the initial stages of planning for law school through admissions, the first year, and right up to graduation and the bar exam. Other law school books focus on largely irrelevant factors such as rankings and employment in "prestigious" law firms. In short, while a large fraction of law students today would be considered nontraditional, there is little accurate, relevant material to help nontraditional students navigate the admissions process and ultimately succeed in law school. That's where this guide steps in. This book is a distillation of the collective wisdom and experience of thousands of law students (including, yes, law review editors). With hundreds of excerpts, the information in this book is applicable to all law students... traditional and nontraditional alike. After combining parenting with law school, Charles Cooper practices law in Virginia (and continues as a practicing parent). As mid-life is upon him, he's considering a transition from yardwork to motorcycles. Book jacket.
Author: Richard Michael Fischl
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
Release Date: 1999-05-01
Genre: Study Aids
Professors Fischl and Paul explain law school exams in ways no one has before, all with an eye toward improving the reader’s performance. The book begins by describing the difference between educational cultures that praise students for “right answers,” and the law school culture that rewards nuanced analysis of ambiguous situations in which more than one approach may be correct. Enormous care is devoted to explaining precisely how and why legal analysis frequently produces such perplexing situations. But the authors don’t stop with mere description. Instead, Getting to Maybe teaches how to excel on law school exams by showing the reader how legal analysis can be brought to bear on examination problems. The book contains hints on studying and preparation that go well beyond conventional advice. The authors also illustrate how to argue both sides of a legal issue without appearing wishy-washy or indecisive. Above all, the book explains why exam questions may generate feelings of uncertainty or doubt about correct legal outcomes and how the student can turn these feelings to his or her advantage. In sum, although the authors believe that no exam guide can substitute for a firm grasp of substantive material, readers who devote the necessary time to learning the law will find this book an invaluable guide to translating learning into better exam performance. “This book should revolutionize the ordeal of studying for law school exams… Its clear, insightful, fun to read, and right on the money.” — Duncan Kennedy, Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence, Harvard Law School “Finally a study aid that takes legal theory seriously… Students who master these lessons will surely write better exams. More importantly, they will also learn to be better lawyers.” — Steven L. Winter, Brooklyn Law School “If you can't spot a 'fork in the law' or a 'fork in the facts' in an exam hypothetical, get this book. If you don’t know how to play 'Czar of the Universe' on law school exams (or why), get this book. And if you do want to learn how to think like a lawyer—a good one—get this book. It's, quite simply, stone cold brilliant.” — Pierre Schlag, University of Colorado School of Law (Law Preview Book Review on The Princeton Review website) Attend a Getting to Maybe seminar! Click here for more information.
Author: Paul F. Campos
Release Date: 2012
Going to law school has become a very expensive and increasingly risky gamble. When is it still worth it? Law professor Paul Campos answers that question in this book, which gives prospective law students, their families, and current law students the tools they need to make a smart decision about applying to, enrolling in, and remaining in law school. Campos explains how the law school game is won and lost, from the perspective of an insider who has become the most prominent and widely cited critic of the deceptive tactics law schools use to convince the large majority of law students to pay far more for their law degrees than those degrees are worth.DON'T GO TO LAW SCHOOL (UNLESS) 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. This book is a must-read if you or someone you care about is considering law school, or wondering whether to stay enrolled in one now.
Author: Robert H. Miller
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: 2015-11-16
I WISH I KNEW THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW! Don't get to the end of your law school career muttering these words to yourself! Take the first step toward building a productive, successful, and perhaps even pleasant law school experience—read this book! Written by students, for students, Law School Confidential has been the "must-have" guide for anyone thinking about, applying to, or attending law school for more than a decade. And now, in this newly revised third edition, it's more valuable than ever. This isn't the advice of graying professors or battle-scarred practitioners long removed from law school. Robert H. Miller has assembled a blue-ribbon panel of recent graduates from across the country to offer realistic and informative firsthand advice about what law school is really like. This updated edition contains the very latest information and strategies for thriving and surviving in law school—from navigating the admissions process and securing financial aid, choosing classes, studying and exam strategies, and securing a seat on the law review to getting a judicial clerkship and a job, passing the bar exam, and much, much more. Newly added material also reveals a sea change that is just starting to occur in legal education, turning it away from the theory-based platform of the previous several decades to a pragmatic platform being demanded by the rigors of today's practices. Law School Confidential is a complete guide to the law school experience that no prospective or current law student can afford to be without.
Author: Jasper Kim
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
Release Date: 2015-10-07
This new book offers an approachable user's guide to both the spirit and the letter of the law underlying the U.S. legal system. It provides explanations and examples of most of the concepts covered in law schools explained in plain English, with minimum use of jargon. It also offers copies of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. It's perfect for anyone who wishes a concise and approachable guide to the U.S. Legal system.
The go-to book for new lawyer success at leading firms and schools, Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks contains critical advice new graduates need to thrive. Completely revised and updated, the Second Edition includes vital new information on networking, client service, business development, project management, and many other topics. The goal is simple: To help new lawyers start strong. With an easily readable style, Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks helps new lawyers navigate unwritten rules and stay afloat in a challenging profession. The book contains hundreds of tips with inside information from successful lawyers nationwide. Humorous, real-life examples illustrate the lessons along with checklists to provide comprehensive advice quickly. With employers and clients clamoring for "practice-ready" graduates, the Second Edition's lessons are more essential than ever.
Author: Lisa L. Abrams
Publisher: Gilberts Law Summaries
Release Date: 2000
With this product, you'll get an inside look at what it's like to practice law in 30 major specialty areas, including appellate practice, entertainment, immigration, international, tax, and telecommunications. This book gives you the insights and expertise of top practitioners-the issues they tackle every day, the people and clients they work with, what they find rewarding about their work, and what classes or work experience you need to follow in their footsteps. Over 120 government, public interest, corporate, and private attorneys are featured.
Author: Nicholas J. McBride
Publisher: Pearson Education
Release Date: 2007
A guide to studying law at university, this text will help those who are thinking about studying law at university decide whether doing a law degree is the right option for them. It offers helpful advice on various aspects of the study of law, including: whether you should study law; and how to choose where to study.
Author: Kimm Alayne Walton
Publisher: Gilberts Law Summaries
Release Date: 2000-01-01
This quick-reference chart gives you all the job search advice found in Guerrilla Tactics for Getting the Legal Job of Your Dreams in a small package. Get tips on networking, handling rejection letter, how to create effective resumes and writing samples, interviewing skills, statistics to look for when looking at firms, and clerking. It also includes information on common mistakes that student make, where to find information on employers, and what your law school career services office can do for you.