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One L
Scott Turow
0446673781
Sept 1997
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Actor Paul Rudd deftly narrates this fascinating story of author Turow's experience as a first-year Harvard Law School student. Moreover, Rudd's voice sounds remarkably like Turow's, who provides an introduction. Personal narratives written by successful, famous persons should have to pass a humility test in which all references to entrance exam scores, grade point averages, and collegial or professional honors are stricken from the text, and editors' jobs should depend on how well they apply that test. The editor of this production would receive a solid A-. Even though we know he goes on to fabulous success as both a lawyer and a writer, Turow's initial ego is beautifully subdued by the end of his year as a "One L."?Mark Pumphrey, Polk Cty. P.L., Columbus, NCCopyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This...


Getting to Maybe: How to Excel on Law School Exams
Richard Michael Fischl, Jeremy Paul
0890897603
June 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Professors Fischl and Paul explain law school exams in ways no one has before, all with an eye toward improving the reader's performance. The book begins by describing the difference between educational cultures that praise students for "right answers," and the law school culture that rewards nuanced analysis of ambiguous situations in which more than one approach may be correct. Enormous care is devoted to explaining precisely how and why legal analysis frequently produces such perplexing situations. But the authors don't stop with mere description. Instead, Getting to Maybe teaches how to excel on law school exams by showing the reader how legal analysis can be brought to bear on examination problems. The book contains hints on studying and preparation that go well beyond conventional advice. The authors also...


Acing Your First Year of Law School: The Ten Steps to Success You Won't Learn in Class
Shana Connell Noyes
0837709121
December 1999
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Most first-year law students waste a tremendous amount of time learning piles of information they don't need to know, because they have no one to guide them. This text, in ten easy-to read chapters, is the guide for students entering or contemplating law school. After reading the ten chapters, set up as lessons, student will know how to study the law.

From the Publisher
Law school attendance continues to rise each year. As more and more students enter law school, it becomes even harder to stand out in the crowd of other students. This book will teach you how to stand head and shoulders above your colleagues in law school, and succeed in your most critical year of law school, the first year.

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American Public School Law
Kern Alexander, M. David Alexander
0534274242
July 23, 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
This market-leading text for graduate-level courses in educational law is a combined textbook/casebook that provides a comprehensive view of the law that governs the public school system of America. The case method approach allows instructors to involve discussion to discover and expose the reasoning of the law. This helps students relate factual situations to the law while recognizing similar experiences they may have as practicing teachers and administrators.

About the Author
Kern Alexander was the lead author of this text when it was first published in 1969 under the title of Public School Law and has either authored or co-authored all subsequent editions. Dr. Alexander is a widely published author in the fields of education law and finance. He served as Professor of...


Law 101
Jay M. Feinman
0195132653
Jan 2000
Hardcover
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Book Review
Thanks to TV cop shows, most Americans can probably recite the Miranda warnings, but do they know when the warnings do--and do not--apply? Tort reformers cite the $2.7 million in punitive damages a jury awarded a little old lady in Albuquerque when the cup of coffee she had set between her legs spilled and scalded her. These crusaders against "excessive" damage awards do not usually note that the trial judge reduced the award to $480,000, or that the coffee was 20 degrees hotter than competitors' coffee.

The law is all around. People continually invoke their rights, and every year millions of Americans are involved in formal legal proceedings. Yet most people are ignorant of even the basic concepts and organizing principles of U.S. law. Into the breach comes Jay Feinman's engrossing book Law 101: Everything You Need to...



Law School Confidential
Robert H. Miller
0312318812
Jan 2004
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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From Library Journal
Anyone thinking about attending law school faces three years of discipline and hard work. Miller, an attorney and 1998 University of Pennsylvania law school graduate, shares his knowledge about getting through. Miller covers every aspect of the law school experience-from surviving the first semester to seeking summer internships-which makes this book unique. He presents experiences of other law students to help readers understand what is expected of them and how these expectations will affect heir social and personal lives. The author emphasizes that discipline and conviction are the keys to successfully completing law school. Chapters are of course included on how to study for entrance tests and select an appropriate school. Recommended for all college and larger public libraries.Patrick Mahoney, Central Michigan...


The Ultimate Guide to Law School Admission: Insider Secrets for Getting a "Big Envelope" with your Acceptance to Law School!
Carol L. Wright
0974289108
August 2003
Paperback
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Dr. Charles Neal, Past-Chair, Pre-Law Advisors' National Council
Carol Wright is [someone] other advisors turn to with their questions. Here, she shares strategies to help nearly every applicant

Dr. Charles Neal, Past-Chair, Pre-Law Advisors' National Council
Other advisors turn to [Carol Wright] with their questions. Here, she shares strategies to help nearly every applicant succeed.

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Ethics and Law for School Psychologists
Susan Jacob, Timothy S. Hartshorne
047120949X
January 17, 2003
Hardcover
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Review
This is a very unique book. There is nothing else like it that I have come across. It includes all of the necessary information for school psychologists in one place, by integrating the fields of psychology and special education. This book provides a valuable reference for graduate faculty members and students as well as practitioners. --Linda K. Knauss, Widener University

A must-read for any comprehensive School Psychology Law and Ethics course. I could not imagine teaching the course without the support of this book. —Kara E. McGoey, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School Psychology Program, Kent State University

Book Description
"By integrating the fields of psychology and special education . . . [t]his book provides a valuable reference for graduate faculty members...



U.S. News & World Report Ultimate Guide to Law Schools
Anne McGrath
1402202601
June 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
U.S. News Ultimate Guide to Law Schools combines expert advice on how to get into law school, U.S. News' exclusive indices and data on all the law-school programs in the U.S. Building on the tremendous reputation of U.S.News & World Report for news and information gathering and an ability to gather and interpret exclusive data on colleges and universities, this book gives potential law-school students the information they need to make wise decisions about their future. This step-by-step guide includes: -- How to choose the right program -- A look inside the country's top five law schools -- Putting together the application, test scores, essays and recommendations that will get you in -- How to pay for it all -- Complete profiles of every U.S. law school, with information on cost and financial aid, LSAT scores and...


Life and Health Insurance License Exam (Exam Cram)
Staff of BISYS Education Services
0789732602
December 2004
Paperback
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Book Description

If you are studying for your life and health insurance licensing exam, we have the ultimate study tool for you. Life and Health Insurance License Exam Cram is a great resource to help you learn the concepts, laws, rate calculations and state and federal regulations that will be covered on the exam. You'll also receive a CD that includes a fully-customizable test engine, detailed score report and state-specific law supplement. No matter where you are taking your exam or which area you need to focus on during your studying, Life and Health Insurance License Exam Cram is your smartest way to get certified.

About the Author

BISYS Education Services, Inc. is the premier provider of training solutions for investment and insurance professionals, supporting...



The Lawyer's Career Change Handbook: : More Than 300 Things You Can Do With A Law Degree
Hindi Greenberg
0380795728
December 2002
Paperback
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-- Los Angeles Times
"The Ann Landers for lawyers."

Book Description
There Are More Than One Million Lawyers in AmericaA law degree is not necessarily a ticket to succes, wealth and happiness. Perhaps it's dissatisfaction with the hours, the firm, or the work itself, but every year, more and more lawyers want out. Now there's a real-world primer that can help virtually anyone in this position. Wheather you're merely considering a change or firmly committed to one, The Lawyer's Career Change Handbook provides all the tools and information you need. A surprising number of lawyers in this country have discovered that a law degree is not necessarily a ticket to wealth, success and happiness, and now they want out. Hindi Greenberg -- founder and president of Lawyers in Transition -- has written...


CLA Review Manual: A Practical Guide to CLA Exam Preparation
Virginia Koerselman
0314206213
October 22, 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
This manual is a comprehensive study tool for the Certified Legal Assistant (CLA) Examination administered by the National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc. The manual thoroughly covers each section of the exam with extensive outlines, examples, facts, and charts for review. Sample tests are included at the end of each chapter. Tips for studying and successful completion of the exam are also provided. The new edition has been completely updated to reflect the latest changes in the law and the CLA Examination.

About the Author
Virginia Koerselman, JD, is a paralegal instructor at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha Nebraska. She is a frequent speaker at legal conventions and seminars and is the author of several legal books. Ms. Koerselman is a member of various...


Law School 101
R. Stephanie Good
1572483741
May 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Each year, law schools graduate more students than there are practicing lawyers. Why? Because most prospective students have unrealistic expectations and preconceived notions of what law school and the legal profession are really all about. Many enter law school expecting wealth, prestige or the exciting lives of the fictitious attorneys on Law and Order and The Practice without ever considering the very real pressure, competition, workload and commitment involved. This book definitively shatters the myths and hype surrounding law school and the practice of law by educating the reader about the actual challenges and realities encountered. This insightful and often humorous guide encourages prospective students to take personal inventories of themselves in order to decide prior to entering law school whether their...


Reutter's the Law of Public Education (University Casebook)
Charles J. Russo
1587785463
November 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
This textbook uses 145 carefully selected cases to illustrate the major principles and issues of contemporary education law. Includes notes from 2,300 additional cases. Substantive analysis of topics such as abolition of positions, academic freedom, church-state education relations, discrimination, financing schools, collective bargaining, sexual harassment, affirmative action, workers compensation, and zoning.


Ivey Guide to Law School Admissions: Straight Advice on Essays, Resumes, Interviews, and More
Anna Ivey
0156029790
April 2005
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Book Description
As dean of admissions at the University of Chicago Law School, Anna Ivey decided the fate of thousands of law school applicants. In this book-the first of its kind by a former law school admissions officer-she draws on her expertise to cover topics from the application and the essay to the interview and the recommendations, touching on hot-button issues like how much the LSAT, ethnicity, and age really matter. Offering an insider's advice on how to produce the very best application, this guide gives straight answers to questions such as:

• What kind of essay should I write to set me apart from the rest of the pack?
• Should I explain my low LSAT score, my D in chemistry, my attention deficit disorder, my time in rehab?
• Is law school worth the debt I'll face when I graduate?...


How to Get Into Law School
Susan R. Estrich
1594480354
Aug 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
The author lends her unique point of view and far-ranging experience to the life and career questions appliacnts will face, and answers them in the frank, no-nonsense manner that is her trademark.

About the Author
The first woman president of the Harvard Law Review, the youngest woman to receive tenure at Harvard Law School, and the first woman to run a presidential campaign, Susan Estrich is now the Robert Kingsley Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of Southern California. She is the author of the national bestseller Sex & Power and Making the Case for Yourself, as well as a nationally syndicated columnist, a contributor to USA Today, a mother of two, and a legal and political analyst for FOX News.


Planet Law School II: What You Need to Know (Before You Go) but Didn't Know to Ask...and No One Else Will Tell You
Atticus Falcon
1888960507
May 2003
Paperback
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The People V. Harvard Law
Andrew Peyton Thomas
1893554988
Jan 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Polemicists in America's political wars often pick an institution (e.g. the media) and attack it for being dominated by an unwholesome ideology. Thomas, a warrior on the right, targets Harvard Law School, which he sees as in thrall to the mindless radicalism of the left and in particular to the ideology called critical legal studies. Adherents of this theory, according to Thomas, believe in tearing down the country's existing legal system and educating law students to become agents of leftist social change. The legal radicalism at Harvard was revealed most clearly, says Thomas, in 2002, through an incident in which two students and two professors made public statements regarded by black students as offensive. Protests and condemnations followed, leading to support for the adoption of a speech code at the law...


School Law for Counselors, Psychologists, and Social Workers (3rd Edition)
Louis Fischer, Gail Paulus Sorenson
0801315220
September 6, 1995
Paperback
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Storming the Court
Brandt Goldstein
0743230019
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In 1992 a team of Yale law students and other human rights activists sought to enjoin the government from detaining Haitian refugees indefinitely at Guantánamo Bay, without charges or access to counsel. Lawyer Goldstein tells their story with authority: he was a classmate of many of the student activists, although not a participant in the case. Two of the primary characters are Harold Koh, the dedicated, even driven, Yale professor who led the legal fight, and the courageous, pseudonymous "Yvonne Pascal," who emerged as a spokeswoman for the Haitian refugees. Goldstein's sympathies are wholeheartedly with the Haitians and those working on their behalf. A greater effort to articulate the government's argument would have improved the book and made the case's mixed outcome more understandable. After...


Starting off Right in Law School
Carolyn J. Nygren
0890898774
January 1997
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
The result of eight years of Nygren's work with first-semester students in five different law schools, this book melds information about the legal system usually found in legal methods books with information about study skills usually found in books with a "how to succeed in law school" focus. The book uses one area of law — the implied warranty of merchantability as it applies to food — to illustrate various legal issues and the skills needed to master them. It introduces basic legal concepts and vocabulary in the context of one hypothetical case, and then focuses on the structure of cases and types of reasoning courts use. When finished with the book, readers will have the background they need in order to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of legal materials. A teacher's manual is also available.


How to Succeed in Law School
Gary A. Munneke
0764113879
Mar 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Here’s a fine head start for college students planning to go on to law school. It describes the day-to-day law school experience, the subjects to be studied and mastered, competition, and the standard procedures that define the law school environment. The author offers advice on taking good lecture notes, effective study methods, library research, test-taking, handling the inevitable stresses of law school, and much more. There is also advice on participating in student organizations, student government, moot court, and law review journals, as well as tips on job hunting after completing law school. New in this edition is information on utilizing technology to manage law school, as well as advice on studying more effectively.


Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy: The Special Education Survival Guide
Peter W. D. Wright, Pamela Darr Wright
1892320096
January 1, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, second edition will teach you how to plan, prepare, organize and get quality special education services. In this comprehensive, easy-to-read book, you will learn your child’s disability and educational needs, how to create a simple method for organizing your child’s file and devising a master plan for your child’s special education. You will understand parent-school conflict, how to create paper trails and effective letter writing. This book includes dozens of worksheets, forms and sample letters that you can tailor to your needs. Whether you are new to special education or an experienced advocate this book will provide a clear roadmap to effective advocacy for your child. You will use this book again and again.


The Jd Jungle Law School Survival Guide
Jd Jungle
0738207497
Mar 2003
Paperback
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Library Journal2/15/03
"Lively, factual, and anecdotal...this helpful survival guide should be read cover to cover by anyone considering law school."

Book Description
From the founders of JD Jungle magazine, a hip must-read for present and future law-school students, or anyone who wants to learn the "laws of the jungle." There's an old saying about law school: The first year, they scare you to death; the second year, they work you to death; the third year, they bore you to death. Helping to alleviate this famed fright, sweat, and boredom, The JD Jungle Law School Survival Guide expertly shows current and prospective students how to navigate all three years of law-school torture. Comprehensive, practical, and witty, it includes advice from students in the trenches, successful graduates, sage...


American Legal Systems: A Resource and Reference Guide
Toni M. Fine
0870842668
June 1997
Textbook Paperback
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The Law of Higher Education : A Comprehensive Guide to Legal Implications of Administrative Decision Making (Jossey Bass Higher and Adult Education Series)
William A. Kaplin, Barbara A. Lee
0787900524
May 25, 1995
Hardcover
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Book Description
Since the 1985 publication of the second edition of The Law of Higher Education, new developments in the courts and in Congress have continued to place campuses under increased scrutiny. In this third edition of William A. Kaplin's indispensable guide to the laws that bear on the conduct of higher education, Kaplin and Lee provide a revised and up-to-date reference, research source, and practical guide for college administrators, legal counsel, and researchers.This third edition--with fifty percent of the material entirely new--updates the latest major developments in all of the topics covered in the previous edition and offers detailed information on a range of emerging issues including sex discrimination, hate speech, academic freedom in religious institutions, athletic scholarships, animal research, environmental...

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