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First-Year Student Research & Study Guide: How to Succeed in Law School

A guide to help UC Hastings law students successfully manage their first year courses and legal research assignments.

How to Succeed in Law School

Below is a list of useful resources to help you succeed in law school.  Also see our Academic Success research guide.

A Women's Guide to Law School
by Linda Hirshman  /  KF283.H57 1999 (5th stacks)
Acing Your First Year of Law School: The Ten Steps to Success You Won't Learn in Class
by Shana Noyes and Henry Noyes  /  KF283.N69 2008 (5th stacks)
Cracking the Case Method: Legal Analysis For Law School Success
by Paul Bergman, Patrick Goodman, and Thomas Holm  /  KF283.B37 2012 (5th stacks)
The Complete Law School Companion: How to Excel at America's Most Demanding Post-Graduate Curriculum
by Jeff Deaver  /  KF283.D4 1992 (5th stacks & Course Reserve)
Demystifying the First Year of Law School : A Guide to the 1L Experience 
by  Albert J. Moore and David A. Binder  /  KF283 .M66 2010 (5th stacks)
Expert Learning for Law Students
by Michael Hunter Schwart  /  KF283.S35 2008 (5th stacks)
Get A Running Start: Your Comprehensive Guide to the First Year Cirriculum
by David Gray  /  KF283.G739 2016 (5th stacks)
Getting to Maybe: How to Excel on Law School Exams
by Richard Fischl  /  KF283.F47 1999 (5th stacks)
Hard-Nosed Advice from a Cranky Law Professor: How to Succeed in Law School
by Austen L. Parrish and Cristina C. Knolton  /  KF283.P37 2010 (5th stacks)
How to Learn Massive Amounts of Information: Study Secrets of Law School Students
by J. Mitchell  /  KF283.M58 2001 (5th stacks)
How to Succeed in Law School
by Gary A. Munneke  /  KF283.M86 2008
Introduction to the Study and Practice of Law School in a Nutshell
by Kenney F. Hegland  /  KF273.H4 2003 (5th stacks) 
Law School101: How to Succeed in Your First Year of Law School and Beyond
by R. Stephanie Good  /  KF283.G66 2009 (5th stacks)
Law School Confidential: The Complete Law School Survival Guide: By Students, for Students
by Robert Miller  /  KF283.M55 2000 (5th stacks)
Law School Exams: A Guide To Better Grades
by Alex Schimel /  KF283.S335 2012 (5th stacks)
Law School Exams: Preparing and Writing to Win
by Charles R. Calleros  /  KF283 .C35 2013 (5th stacks)
Law School: Getting In, Getting Out; Getting On
by Michael Ariens  /  KF283.A75 2010 (5th stacks)
Law School Labyrinth: A Guide to Making the Most of Your Legal Education
by Steven R. Sedberry  /  KF283.S43 2009 (5th stacks)
Law School Revealed: Secrets, Opportunities, and Success!
by Ursula Furi-Perry  /  KF283.F87 2009 (5th stacks)
Law School Rules: 115 Survival Strategies to Make the Challenges of Law School Seem Like "Small Stuff"
by Marion T.D. Lewis  /  KF283.L49 1999 (5th stacks) 
Law School Success in a Nutshell
by Ann M. Burkhart and Robert A. Stein  /  KF283.B87 2008 (Circulation Desk)
Law School Survival Guide
KF283.L375 2003 (5th stacks)
Law School Without Fear: Strategies for Success
by Helene Shapo  /  KF386.S44 2002 (5th stacks)
Learning Outside the Box: A Handbook for Law Students Who Learn Differently
by Leah M. Christensen  /  KF283.C48 2011 (5th stacks)
Looking at Law School : A Student Guide From the Society of American Law Teachers
KF283 .L66 1997 (5th stacks)  
Mastering the Law School Exam: A Practical Blueprint for Preparing and Taking Law School Exams
KF283 .D37 2007 (5th stacks)  
Open Book: Succeeding on Exam from the 1st Day of Law School
by Barry Friedman and John C.P. Goldberg  /  KF283.F75 2011 (5th stacks)
Practical Case Analysis
by Linda L. Edwards  /  KF280.E38 1996 (5th stacks)
Reading like a Lawyer: Time-Saving Strategies for Reading Law Like an Expert
by Ruth Ann McKinney  /  KF283.M398 2005 (5th stacks)
Slaying the Law School Dragon: How to Survive--and Thrive--in First-Year Law School
by George Roth  /  KF283.R68 1991 (5th stacks)  
Starting Off Right in Law School
by Carolyn J. Nygren  /  KF273.N97 2011 (5th stacks)
Strategies & Tactics for the First Year Law Student: Maximize Your Grades
by Kimm Alayne Walton and Lazar Emanuel / KF283.W35 2010 (5th stacks)
Succeeding in Law School
by Herbert N. Ramy  /  KF283.R36 2010 (5th stacks)
What Every Law Student Really Needs to Know
by Tracey E. George and Suzanna Sherry  /  KF283.G46 2016 (5th stacks)
Zen of Law School Success
by Chad Nore  /  KF283.N67 2011 (5th stacks)

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