Thursday, March 5, 2009

1L of a useful book

1lride_2 Do you know a first-year law student? Do you know a wannabe first-year law student? Are you thinking about applying to law school? Check out a book by University of Memphis Professor Andrew J. McClurg, 1L of a Ride: A Well-Traveled Professor's Roadmap to Success in the First Year of Law School (West 2009) (420 pages) (ISBN 978-0-314-19483-1).

The book broadly covers the first-year experience, with separate chapters on skills like case-briefing, note-taking, and outlining. It has a unique chapter on legal writing, featuring interviews with five legal writing profs from different schools. Legal writing professors can obtain a complimentary copy of the book by calling 1-800-313-WEST or by going to

Some readers may be familiar with Lawhaha, Professor McClurg's blog of legal humor. He's also one of the co-authors of Amicus Humoriae (Carolina Academic Press 2003), an amusing collection of the less serious side of law reviews.

Hat tip to David Romantz.


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