Here are some of the top books for pre-law students!
American Law 101: An Easy Primer on the U.S. Legal System American Law 101: An Easy Primer on the U.S. Legal System is a thorough introduction to American legal principles, a highly accessible user’s guide into both the spirit and the black letter law underlying the U.S. legal system. Everyone who wants a better, working understanding of U.S. law and the way it is applied—foreign lawyers, law students or those thinking about law school, business professionals, journalists, and the simply curious—can use this straightforward, approachable guide to the American legal system.
24 Hours with 24 Lawyers: Profiles of Traditional and Non-Traditional Careers Are you thinking of attending law school or switching legal careers? About to graduate and wondering which path to take? Are you curious about what lawyers in different fields do in a typical day? Then spend twenty-four hours with twenty-four lawyers through this innovative book, 24 Hours with 24 Lawyers. Whether you want to be a full-time corporate lawyer, work as a legal consultant while pursuing your music career, or anything in between, this book gives you a unique “all-access pass” into the real-world, real-time personal and professional lives of twenty-four law school graduates.
Law School Confidential: A Complete Guide to the Law School Experience: By Students, for Students Written by students, for students, Law School Confidential has been the “must-have” guide for anyone thinking about, applying to, or attending law school for more than a decade. And now, in this newly revised third edition, it’s more valuable than ever.
This isn’t the advice of graying professors or battle-scarred practitioners long removed from law school. Robert H. Miller has assembled a blue-ribbon panel of recent graduates from across the country to offer realistic and informative firsthand advice about what law school is really like.
Full Disclosure: The New Lawyer’s Must-Read Career Guide Covering the often frustrating process of researching and securing a law firm job and how to succeed once a job is secured, this is a mentoring guide for new lawyers at the beginning stages of their careers. It embodies a collective wisdom about the things lawyers wished they knew at the beginning of their careers, rather than the end. Subjects covered include traditional and creative job hunting, writing resumes and cover letters, first and second interviews, and developing relationships with firms as a summer associate.
One L: The Turbulent True Story of a First Year at Harvard Law School It was a year of terrors and triumphs, of depressions and elations, of compulsive work, pitiless competition, and, finally, mass hysteria. It was Scott Turow’s first year at the oldest, biggest, most esteemed center of legal education in the United States. Turow’s experiences at Harvard Law School, where freshmen are dubbed One Ls, parallel those of first-year law students everywhere. His gripping account of this critical, formative year in the life of a lawyer is as suspenseful, said The New York Times, as “the most absorbing of thrillers.”
To Kill a Mockingbird One of the most cherished stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than forty million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country. A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father—a crusading local lawyer—risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.