Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Summer Reading for New Law Students

From The Thurgood Marshall School of Law:

Adela Rogers St. John, Final Verdict (it is out of print, but it is the single best trial lawyer book ever written)

Francis L. Wellman, The Art of Cross-Examination

Thomas Thompson, Blood and Money

John Barth, The Floating Opera

Melvin Belli, Modern Trials (just be familiar with the concepts)

David Boies, Courting Justice

Herman Melville, Billy Budd

Plain English for Lawyers, Richard Wydick

Getting to Maybe: How to Excel on Law School Exams, Jeremy R. Paul and Richard Michael Fischl

One L: The Turbulent True Story of a First Year at Harvard Law School, Scott Turow

The Five Types of Legal Argument, Wilson Ray Huhn

Succeeding in Law School, Herbert N. Ramy

1L of a Ride: A Well-Traveled Professor's Roadmap to Success in the First Year of Law School, Andrew McClurg

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Carol Dweck

Developing Your Professional Identity: Creating Your Inner Lawyer, E. Scott Fruehwald

Think Like a Lawyer: Legal Reasoning for Law Students and Business Professionals, E. Scott Fruehwald

Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America, Gilbert King

A History of American Law, by Lawrence M. Friedman

Reading Like a Lawyer, Cynthia McKinney

Law School Without Fear: Strategies for Success, Helene & Marshall Shapo

The Prince of Tides: A Novel, Pat Conroy (recommended for good story telling and vocabulary)

(Scott Fruehwald)




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