Suggested Reading

Orientation to Law School

  • Gary A. Munneke, How to Succeed in Law School (2008).
  • Ruta Stropus and Charlotte Taylor, Bridging the Gap Between College and Law School (2009).
  • Helene Shapo and Marshall Shapo, Law School Without Fear (2009).
  • Herbert N. Ramy, Succeeding in Law School (2010).
  • Dennis J. Tonsing, 1000 Days to the Bar (2010).

Researching case law, statutes and other sources

  • Christopher G. Wren and Jill Robinson, The Legal Research Manual: A Game Plan for Legal Research and Analysis (1999).
  • Morris L. Cohen and Kent C. Olson, Legal Research in a Nutshell (2007).

Writing style and grammar

  • Gertrude Block, Effective Legal Writing for Law Students and Lawyers (5th ed. 1999).
  • Richard C. Wydick, Plain English for Lawyers (5th ed. 2005).
  • William Strunk, Jr., The Elements of Style (2007).

Critical reading, writing and analysis

  • John C. Dernbach, Writing Essay Exams to Succeed (2010).
  • Ruth Ann McKinney, Reading Like a Lawyer (2005).
  • Kimm Walton and Lazar Emanuel, Strategies & Tactics for the First Year Law Student (2004).
  • Charles Calleros, Law School Exams (2007).
  • Richard Michael Fischl and Jeremy Paul, Getting to Maybe (1999).

Bar exam preparation

  • Steven Friedland and Jeffrey Scott Shapiro, The Essential Rules for Bar Exam Success (2008).
  • Suzanne Darrow Kleinhaus, Acing the Bar Exam (2008).
  • Kimm Walton and Steve Emanuel, Strategies & Tactics for the MBE (2006).