The Princeton Review s The Best 169 Law Schools provides student-survey-driven profiles of the nation s top law schools as well as detailed statistics about other accredited law schools. Each profile includes information on academics, campus life, and admissions, and the book also provides answers to all the practical questions one should ask when applying to law school.
Author: Anne McGrath
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Study Aids
Choose the Right School and Get In! The U.S. News Ultimate Guide to Law Schools combines expert advice on how to get into the school of your choice with the most up-to-date information on the nation's accredited programs. This book gives you the information you need to make wise decisions about your future. This step-by-step guide covers: How to choose the right program A look inside the top five law schools The applications, test scores, essays, and recommendations that will get you in How to pay for it all, plus law schools with loan repayment assistance programs Comprehensive profiles of the country's American Bar Association-accredited law schools, including: Tuition and financial aid information LSAT scores and GPAs of students who enroll Acceptance rates Bar passage rates Salary ranges of recent graduates Plus, exclusive U.S. News lists that answer these questions: What are the hardest and easiest law schools to get into? Who's the priciest? Who's the cheapest? What schools award the most and the least financial aid? Whose graduates have the most debt? The least? Whose students are the most and least likely to drop out? Whose graduates earn the most money? The least? Where do graduates work?
Author: Joyce Curll
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release Date: 2008-07
Genre: Study Aids
The ULTIMATEInsider Information on How to STAND OUTand GET ADMITTED! When trying to beat the tough law school competition, how do you know what will get you fast-tracked to the "yes" pile (or the dreaded "no" pile)? No insider is better suited to set you on the right track than Joyce Putnam Curll, former Dean of Admissions for Harvard Law School. The Best Law Schools'Admissions Secrets is the ultimate collection of insider advice, direct from one of the country's toughest admissions boardrooms. Joyce Putnam Curll gives you all the tips and techniques you need to stay ahead, including: Preparing your application What sets law schools apart Behind the scenes of the admissions process Taking the LSAT Handling the cost Planning your career And much more No other law school admissions advice guide can claim this level of authority. The Best Law Schools'Admissions Secretsis sure to give you the edge you need to shine in the eyes of admissions boards everywhere.
Author: Esq. Eric Owens
Publisher: Princeton Review
Release Date: 2010
Profiles the top law schools in the United States and Canada, offering information on such topics as the average LSAT scores for admitted students, job placement rates for graduates, and student demographics.
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
Release Date: 2006-08-01
Genre: Study Aids
This newly updated directory describes 190 ABA-approved law schools as well as a selection of non-ABA-approved schools. Each profile presents admission requirements, the latest tuition figures and related fees, career placement services offered to graduates, and much more. A multi-page table lists each law school's median LSAT scores achieved by incoming students and summarizes each school's admission requirements. A section focusing on general advice for prospective law school students discusses ways to choose the best law school to fit each individual's needs and advises on how to get through the often-tough school admission process. The typical law school environment is also described with emphasis on its competitive atmosphere.
Author: Wendy Nelson Espeland
Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
Release Date: 2016-05-09
Genre: Social Science
Students and the public routinely consult various published college rankings to assess the quality of colleges and universities and easily compare different schools. However, many institutions have responded to the rankings in ways that benefit neither the schools nor their students. In Engines of Anxiety, sociologists Wendy Espeland and Michael Sauder delve deep into the mechanisms of law school rankings, which have become a top priority within legal education. Based on a wealth of observational data and over 200 in-depth interviews with law students, university deans, and other administrators, they show how the scramble for high rankings has affected the missions and practices of many law schools. Engines of Anxiety tracks how rankings, such as those published annually by the U.S. News & World Report, permeate every aspect of legal education, beginning with the admissions process. The authors find that prospective law students not only rely heavily on such rankings to evaluate school quality, but also internalize rankings as expressions of their own abilities and flaws. For example, they often view rejections from “first-tier” schools as a sign of personal failure. The rankings also affect the decisions of admissions officers, who try to balance admitting diverse classes with preserving the school’s ranking, which is dependent on factors such as the median LSAT score of the entering class. Espeland and Sauder find that law schools face pressure to admit applicants with high test scores over lower-scoring candidates who possess other favorable credentials. Engines of Anxiety also reveals how rankings have influenced law schools’ career service departments. Because graduates’ job placements play a major role in the rankings, many institutions have shifted their career-services resources toward tracking placements, and away from counseling and network-building. In turn, law firms regularly use school rankings to recruit and screen job candidates, perpetuating a cycle in which highly ranked schools enjoy increasing prestige. As a result, the rankings create and reinforce a rigid hierarchy that penalizes lower-tier schools that do not conform to the restrictive standards used in the rankings. The authors show that as law schools compete to improve their rankings, their programs become more homogenized and less accessible to non-traditional students. The ranking system is considered a valuable resource for learning about more than 200 law schools. Yet, Engines of Anxiety shows that the drive to increase a school’s rankings has negative consequences for students, educators, and administrators and has implications for all educational programs that are quantified in similar ways.
Author: Cassandra L. Hill
Release Date: 2012-03-05
Legal Analysis: 100 Exercises for Mastery: Practice for Every Law Student offers 100 paced exercises to sharpen students' legal analysis skills. Professors will find: • A bank of 100 legal analysis exercises at the ready, whenever students' analysis skills need attention or refinement • Exercises adaptable to any paradigm, that increase the depth of students' writing • Varied assignments that contain thoughtful sample answers and helpful annotations • Learning objectives and outcomes for each chapter • Assessment and grading rubric for each chapter • Go-to material ready for any class period • 100 exercises that can be used as is or expanded to fit professors' preferences • Sample annotated answers for 50 of the exercises that their students can use to assess their own performance • Online resources for ready access to authority Students will receive: • Tools students need to develop a keen understanding of rule-based and analogical reasoning • 100 unique and fresh exercises to practice and self-assess their performance, using their own law school's analysis paradigm • Self-assessment opportunities to ensure progress in analysis • Learning objectives and outcomes for the legal analysis exercises • Writing assignments with self-contained feedback • Online resources for easy access to exercise cases, statutes, and regulations and helpful tips on improving legal analysis and writing skills Academic support professionals can expect: • 100 progressive legal analysis exercises for students to complete • Go-to material assignable to any student • Self-contained exercises that do not require particular knowledge of substantive law • Sample annotated answers for 50 of the exercises that students can review • Online resources for access to authority
Author: Kris Gledhill
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2016-08-19
The Teaching of Criminal Law provides the first considered discussion of the pedagogy that should inform the teaching of criminal law. It originates from a survey of criminal law courses in different parts of the English-speaking world which showed significant similarity across countries and over time. It also showed that many aspects of substantive law are neglected. This prompted the question of whether any real consideration had been given to criminal law course design. This book seeks to provide a critical mass of thought on how to secure an understanding of substantive criminal law, by examining the course content that best illustrates the thought process of a criminal lawyer, by presenting innovative approaches for securing active learning by students, and by demonstrating how criminal law can secure other worthwhile graduate attributes by introducing wider contexts. This edited collection brings together contributions from academic teachers of criminal law from Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Ireland who have considered issues of course design and often implemented them. Together, they examine several innovative approaches to the teaching of criminal law that have been adopted in a number of law schools around the world, both in teaching methodology and substantive content. The authors offer numerous suggestions for the design of a criminal law course that will ensure students gain useful insights into criminal law and its role in society. This book helps fill the gap in research into criminal law pedagogy and demonstrates that there are alternative ways of delivering this core part of the law degree. As such, this book will be of key interest to researchers, academics and lecturers in the fields of criminal law, pedagogy and teaching methods.
Author: Law School Admission Council
Publisher: 10 Actual, Official LSAT Prept
Release Date: 2017-10-04
For pure practice at an unbelievable price, you can't beat the 10 Actual series. Each book includes: 10 previously administered LSATs, an answer key for each test, a writing sample for each test, score-conversion tables, and sample Comparative Reading questions and explanations.
Author: Jacob Erez
Release Date: 2014-06-08
Are you looking to dominate the LSAT, get in the top percentile and land a spot at your favorite school? Let's LSAT! is a valuable collection of 180 tips from 180 top LSAT scoring students from across the nation! These unique tricks and techniques, many of which have never been published before, can help you get an insider look at how the test works and give you an incredible advantage. Just a few samples of what you will learn in this book: * An amazing technique to improve your natural comprehension * How to master logic games like a pro * What your favorite movies can teach you about main point questions (it's not what you think) * Where and when to study - yes, it matters! Let's LSAT! is a perfect supplement for any LSAT material you are already using. It is a must read for anybody serious about improving their LSAT score. Competition for attendance at the top law schools is fierce; you need the best LSAT score you can get. Now you can learn from the best and the brightest - we've collected tips from students who scored in the 99th percentile for a first ever collection of 180 tips to guide you to LSAT success! Bonus - we've included interviews with four of the top LSAT gurus: * Nathan Fox * Mary Adkins * Robert Fojo * Steve SchwartzSo let's get cracking! It's time to knuckle down and let this study guide take your LSAT scores to the next level!
Author: Christopher N. May
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Release Date: 2016-01-12
A favorite among successful students, and often recommended by professors, the unique Examples & Explanations series gives you extremely clear introductions to concepts followed by realistic examples that mirror those presented in the classroom throughout the semester. Use at the beginning and midway through the semester to deepen your understanding through clear explanations, corresponding hypothetical fact patterns, and analysis. Then use to study for finals by reviewing the hypotheticals as well as the structure and reasoning behind the accompanying analysis. Designed to complement your casebook, the trusted Examples & Explanations titles get right to the point in a conversational, often humorous style that helps you learn the material each step of the way and prepare for the exam at the end of the course. Constitutional Law: National Power and Federalism features straightforward, informal text that is never simplistic. Its unique, time-tested Examples & Explanations pedagogy combines textual material with well-written and comprehensive examples, explanations, and questions. A problem-oriented guide, it takes students through the principal doctrines of constitutional law covered in a typical course. Key Features: Updated examples and explanations Incorporates roughly 50 important new decisions from the Supreme Court’s October 2009, 2010, and 2011 terms Bond v. United States ; Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn; Camreta v. Greene; Ashcroft v. al-Kidd Authors have 60 years of combined experience teaching Constitutional Law
Author: Richard Montauk
Release Date: 2011-08-02
Genre: Study Aids
The most authoritative guide for law students-now revised and updated. Richard Montauk, an administrations insider and lawyer, demystifies the law school application process and provides the tools to ace every step along the way. Based on (and including) exclusive interviews with admissions officers, Montauk delivers a candid view of what leading law schools look for in an applicant. He also gives applicants solid advice on developing marketing strategies, writing winning essays, maximizing financial aid, and updating credentials to better match that ideal profile.