Thursday, June 27, 2013

Literature for Law Students II – Summer’s Subject

How is your summer going? We hope our graduates are doing well and taking care of themselves as they successfully prepare for the bar exam next month. We know you’ll do great! We also hope all of our students are having a wonderful and educational summer.

Have you heard of the The Law School Guys? They run a website that is made for those going through the exciting yet stressful process of applying to law school, and for those in the equally exciting yet equally stressful process of getting through law school.

One of the resources they offer is a list of recommended books to read before you get here. Even if you’re a 2L or a 3L, many of these books are well worth a read. Two of the books on the list were written by Touro Law Center faculty, who clearly know their stuff. They are:

Mastering The Law School Exam : A Practical Blueprint For Preparing And Taking Law School Exams By Professor and Director of Academic Development Suzanne Darrow-Kleinhaus

Call No. KF 283 .D37 2006 

The law school exam can be a daunting prospect. Professor Kleinhaus takes the uncertainty out of the process by guiding you in “how to do it,” and “how to write it.” Her book will help you along the way to learning how to “think like a lawyer” and also how to successfully bridge the gap from class to exam.

Bridging The Gap Between College And Law School : Strategies For Success By Touro Law Assistant Dean Charlotte D. Taylor & Ruta K. Stropus

Call No. KF283 .S77 2009

Wondering how you can step up your game and translate your success in college to further success in law school? Look no further. This definitive guide will help you successfully navigate the educational terrain of law school, including how to take notes differently, prepare for class differently, and prepare for exams differently than you did in college.

We’ll post again soon with some more interesting reads about the study and the practice of law.

In the meantime, keep calm and read on.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Literature for Law Students – Summer’s Subject

Welcome to the summer! It’s a busy time here at the Gould Law Library. We’re getting ready for orientation for our new 1Ls and looking forward to welcoming all of our students to the library in the Fall with legal research instruction and library services that will help all of you succeed in law school.

No matter where you are in your legal education and preparation for entry to the bar, you may be curious about what your future career in the law has in store for you. Here are two fairly new, very popular books that provide insight on what to expect in your career:

Author:                        Richard Susskind
Call Number:              K120 .S87 2013
Publication Date:      2013

Author:                           Karen Thalacker
Call Number:                KF300 .T48 2009
Publication Date:        2009


Tomorrow’s Lawyers has been especially well-received and is recommended by many. After you’ve read it, come by and ask us what we think about the book, or talk to our Dean and our faculty about it. You’ll find that many of us have read it, too.

We’ll post again soon with some more interesting reads about the study and the practice of law.

In the meantime, keep calm and read on.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Bar Exam Preparation - Wellness Tips

By now, those of you who are planning to sit for the July 2013 Bar Exam have already begun your bar prep courses and are well on your way to passing the bar. Here at the Gould Law Library, we’re looking out for your mental health, too, as you study. Here are a few books to consider when you’re trying to take care of you during the preparation process, all of which are available to you in our collection:

Call Number: KF303 .H472 1999
Publication Date: 1999

Call Number: KF303.N69
Publication Date: 2011

Call Number: KF303 .L3 2008
Publication Date: 2008

We wish you all the best as you prepare for the bar exam! Good luck and take care.

We’ll be back to post again later in June.

In the meantime, keep calm and read on.