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Pre-law resources, reading list, and links

The legal profession

  • So You Want to Be a Lawyer: A Practical Guide to Law as a Career, Revised Edition. Law Services (LSAC)
  • Nonlegal Careers for Lawyers. Gary Munneke and William Henslee.
  • The Official Guide to Legal Specialties: An Insider's Guide to Every Major Practice Area, Lisa Abrams.
  • Full Disclosure: Do You Really Want to be a lawyer? (1992). Susan Bell, ed.
  • Full Disclosure: The New Lawyer's Must Read Career Guide (2001), Christin Civiletto Carey.
  • What Can You Do With A Law Degree? (1994), Deborah Arron.
  • The Lure of the Law (1990), Richard Moll.
  • My First Year As a Lawyer (1996), Mark Simenoff.
  • Double Billing: A Young Lawyer's Tale of Greed, Sex, Lies, and the Pursuit of a Swivel Chair (1999), Cameron Stracher.
  • Lawful Pursuit: Careers in Public Interest Law, Ronald W. Fox.

LSAT preparation

The law school application process

  • The Law School Admission Council website
  • Essays That Will Get You Into Law School
  • Law School Insider:  The Comprehensive 21st Century Guide to Success in Admissions
  • Getting into Law School Today, 3rd ed. (1998), Thomas Martinson and David Waldherr
  • How to Get Into the Top Law Schools (2001), Richard Montauk

Paying for law school

  • Financing Your Law School Education, Law Services (LSAC)

Law schools

The law school experience

  • Acing Your First Year of Law School: The Ten Steps to Success
  • One L:  The Turbulent True Story of a First Year at Harvard Law School (1977), Scott Turow.
  • Letters From Law School: The Life of a Second-Year Law Student (2000), Lawrence Dieker
  • Planet Law School:  What You Need to Know (Before You Go) . . . But Didn't Know to Ask (1998), Atticus Falcon
  • Law School Basics: A Preview of Law School and Legal Reasoning (1999), David Hricik
  • Broken Contract: A Memoir of Harvard Law School (1999), Richard Kahlenberg
  • The Complete Law School Companion: How to Excel at America's Most Demanding Post-Graduate Curriculum (1992), Jeffrey Deaver
  • How to Succeed in Law School (1994), Gary Munneke
  • Law School Without Fear: Strategies for Success (1996), Marshall Shapo and Helene Shapo
  • The Princeton Review Prelaw Companion: What law school Grads With They Know Before They Started (1996), Amy Zavatta ed.

Other general pre-law links