1L of a ride : a well-traveled professor's roadmap to success in the first year of law school /

"[This book provides a] roadmap to both academic and emotional success in law school's crucial first year...[Covered] topics in the revised and updated third edition include pre-planning, top student fears, first-year curriculum, the Socratic and case methods of teaching, effective class p...

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Main Author: McClurg, Andrew J., 1954-
Format: Book
Published: St. Paul, MN : West Academic Publishing, 2017
Edition:Third edition
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Table of Contents:
  • Destination law school
  • Pre-trip planning: what to do before you arrive
  • Fear factor: top five law student worries
  • What kind of student do you want to be: twenty law student types
  • The first-year curriculum: what to expect
  • The first days: starting out right
  • The Socratic and case methods
  • Reasons to participate in class and ten tips for doing it well
  • Law professors
  • The top five habits of successful students: a C.R.E.D.O.
  • Case-briefing
  • Note-taking
  • Outlining
  • A short course in law school exams
  • Exam preparation
  • Law school essay exams: fifteen common mistakes
  • Tackling law school multiple-choice questions
  • Legal research and writing: an interview with five experts
  • The bleak side of law school
  • Maintaining well-being
  • Welcome back to the jungle: the perilous second semester
  • "Night" and other nontraditional students
  • Law school and outside relationships
  • Law review, moot court, and other extracurricular activities
  • Recapping law school's first year in the words of students
  • The end of a long and grinding road
  • Appendix. Sample essay question