1L Guides to Law School

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The tag 1L Guide has a list of three items: Demystifying the First Year: A Guide to the 1L Experience by Albert J. Moore and David A. Binder (Call #KF283 .M66 2010); Learning Outside the Box: A Handbook for Law Students Who Learn Differently by Leah M. Christensen (Call #KF283 .C48 2011); and Succeeding in Law School by Herbert N. Ramy (Call #KF283 .R36 2010). The first two of these items are located in the Main Collection in the lower level of the library. The third item is on Reserve at the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor.
Also on reserve at the Circulation Desk is the 5th edition of the West Nutshell Introduction to The Study and Practice of Law in a Nutshell by Kenney Hegland (Call # KF273 .H43 2008). Incoming 1L’s can read the Westlaw welcome page excerpt Law School: What To Expect & How To Cope including Fear and Loathing in the First Year, I’m the Dumbest One Here!, Being Called on in Class: Herein the Socratic Method, and The Second and Third Years. The book covers reading and briefing cases, preparing for class, outlining and study groups and taking exams. It has exercises to apply to learned material. It also focuses on legal analysis: Why do courts follow precedent? How are cases applied and distinguished? How is ambiguous language interpreted? There are chapters on legal writing and on oral argument. These chapters will help in first year writing and Moot Court Programs.