Getting to Maybe

Author: Richard Michael Fischl
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
ISBN: 9781611632170
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.

The Best 117 Law Schools

Author: Esq. Eric Owens
Publisher: The Princeton Review
ISBN: 0375764194
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Law

"Our Best 357 Colleges is the best-selling college guide on the market because it is the voice of the students. Now we let graduate students speak for themselves, too, in these brand-new guides for selecting the ideal business, law, medical, or arts and humanities graduate school. It includes detailed profiles; rankings based on student surveys, like those made popular by our Best 357 Colleges guide; as well as student quotes about classes, professors, the social scene, and more. Plus we cover the ins and outs of admissions and financial aid. Each guide also includes an index of all schools with the most pertinent facts, such as contact information. And we've topped it all off with our school-says section where participating schools can talk back by providing their own profiles. It's a whole new way to find the perfect match in a graduate school."

Law School Survival Manual

Author: Nancy B. Rapoport
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454804697
Release Date: 2011-07-22
Genre: Law

In the Law School Survival Manual, Nancy Rapoport and Jeff Van Niel serve as the friendly voice of experience whose wit and wisdom will guide you through law school from the application process to orientation, and from your first year to graduation - including summer jobs, clerkships, and the bar exam. This concise handbook focuses on all aspects of law school that are mystifying or tricky or both. The Law School Survival Manual: From LSAT to Bar Exam offers complete coverage, Before law school What you'll need before you apply Picking the right law school for you Orientation Your checklist for law school First year Collegiality and etiquette Friendships, romance, and networking The psychology of law professors Reading cases and statutes Outlining and studying Preparing for essay and multiple-choice exams Choosing upper-level courses Managing your time and scheduling your life Exploring joint-degree program opportunities Finding and applying for a summer job Landing a judicial clerkship Studying for the bar exam and the MPRE With reassuring humor and unique perspectives, Nancy Rapoport and Jeff Van Niel show you how to cope with stress, manage your time, study efficiently, nurture new friendships, write a paper, prepare for exams, and make sound decisions - in law school and beyond.

Complete Book of Law Schools 2004

Author: Eric Owens
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 0375763473
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Law

Nobody knows law schools better than The Princeton Review. EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO MAKE A CRUCIAL DECISION The law school you choose determines how you’ll spend the next three years of your life and greatly influences how well you will do in the job market after graduation. The Complete Book of Law Schools gives you the lowdown on all ABA- and CBA-accredited schools in the United States and Canada. It also provides the answers to all the practical questions you should ask about every law school to which you consider applying, such as: -What are the average GPA and LSAT scores of admitted students? -What is the student/faculty ratio? -What is the job placement rate for graduates? -How generous is each law school’s financial aid package? Plus the basics, like snail mail and email addresses, telephone numbers, admissions deadlines, tuition, and more. You’ll also find tips on what makes a bold personal statement, insight into the mysterious admissions index, pros and cons of the different kinds of law school loans, and an admissions timeline that will keep you ahead of the game and (relatively) stress-free.

Aus Mangel an Beweisen

Author: Scott Turow
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641148577
Release Date: 2014-05-29
Genre: Fiction

Das Buch, das Scott Turow weltberühmt machte. Der Mord an einer Staatsanwältin erschüttert das Gerichtssystem. Ihr Kollege Rusty Sabich ermittelt in diesem undurchsichtigen Fall und wird im Laufe der Untersuchung selbst zum Angeklagten. Eine unheilvolle Verquickung von Politik und Recht – erfolgreich verfilmt mit Harrison Ford in der Hauptrolle.

Complete Book of Law Schools 2003 Edition

Author: Eric Owens
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 037576271X
Release Date: 2002-10-01
Genre: Study Aids

What makes the "Complete Book of Law Schools the leading law school guide? "ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO MAKE A CRUCIAL DECISION The law school you choose determines how you'll spend the next three years of your life and greatly influences how well you will do in the job market when you graduate. The "Complete Book of Law Schools gives you the lowdown on all ABA & CBA accredited schools in the United States and Canada. It also provides you with all the practical information you'll want when you apply: -What are the average GPA and LSAT scores of admitted students? -What is the student/faculty ratio? -What is the job placement rate for graduates? -How generous is each school's financial aid package? -Campus and e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, admissions deadlines, tuition, and more

Der Verrat

Author: John Grisham
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641110161
Release Date: 2013-03-18
Genre: Fiction

Um jeden Preis Michael Brock ist der aufsteigende Stern bei einer einflussreichen Anwaltskanzlei in Washington D. C. Er führt ein Leben auf der Überholspur, bis eine Geiselnahme sein Leben vollkommen verändert. Der Geiselnehmer, ein herunterkommener Obdachloser, wird erschossen. Michael forscht nach den Hintergründen diser Tat und spürt ein schmutziges Geheimnis auf.

Best 170 Law Schools

Author: John Owens
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 0375766286
Release Date: 2007-10-01
Genre: Law

Provides a detailed overview of 170 of the finest law schools across North America, including information on each school's academic program, competitiveness, financial aid, admissions requirements, and social scenes. Original. 12,500 first printing.

Complete Book of Law Schools 2002 Edition

Author: Eric Owens
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 0375762132
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Law schools

More than 100,000 students apply to law schools every year and the "Complete Book of Law Schools" is their guide to 202 accredited law schools. Those students will find all the information they need for this important process in this book. Tips for cracking the LSAT and expert advice for success in law school are just the beginning. Students will also find complete profiles of all 202 schools, including addresses, Web sites, deadlines, tuition, financial aid, employment profiles, bar exam pass rates and faculty information. Plus, this edition of Complete Book of Law Schools will include the ever popular student feedback and rankings.

Hard nosed Advice from a Cranky Law Professor

Author: Austen L. Parrish
ISBN: 1594608024
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Law

If students wish to survive and excel in law school, they must approach it correctly. Students also need to understand what professors expect of them, or they will be left behind. Hard-Nosed Advice from a Cranky Professor explains some of the correct ways to approach law school and provides insight into professor expectations. This book is designed for new law students who would like to improve their chances of doing well in law school. Written from the perspective of a cranky, cantankerous professor, the book side-steps pleasantries to provide no-nonsense, sometimes hard-nosed advice that is intended to instruct students on what they must do to succeed. While blunt, the practical advice is provided in a light-hearted, humorous way. The books aim is to give concise answers to questions that most students have when they begin law school. The books user-friendly style is one of its greatest assets. In tight, to-the-point chapters, the book addresses those tasks that students commonly face in law school: from reading and briefing cases, to outlining, to preparing and taking exams, to being called on in class. The book also provides advice on success outside the classroom, including preparing for the bar exam. In many ways, through the professors grumblings, the book promotes professionalism and common sense. At the back of the book are sample case briefs, outlines, and exam answers.