Important Books in a Law Student’s Personal Library


Law school can be difficult – just ask any Level 1 who’s been sleepless for two days to prepare for the exam next week.

What can make negotiating the unkind world that is law school even harder is inadequate preparation, or erroneous instruments to work with. The books cataloged below are recommended to assist you in dealing with the complexities of school, and how to balance high grades with a social life without losing your sanity:

First Steps: Admission Guides:

1. How To Get Into the Great Law Schools
The authoritative guide to gaining admission into a law school with the clout to launch a powerhouse career. Aspiring lawyers know the reality: a degree from a prestigious school means an edge on the competition- from the personal statement, to the LSAT, to choosing which college might be the best for your needs and skill set.

2. Law School Confidential

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.  Its conversational, open style has made it really popular with law students over the years.

Getting In: Essential LSAT Prep and Personal Statement books:

1. The Official LSAT Prep Test 51
This is the official LSAT Prep Test book brought out by the Law School Admission Council, making it an essential part of your library. It is also includes actual tests from the previous years.

2. The Next 10 Actual, Official LSAT Prep Tests
To facilitate preparation for the LSAT, it features actual tests from previous years. Completing this book will make you feel like a winner when it comes to the LSAT.

3. Power Score Logic Games Bible
The Power Score LSAT Logic Games Bible TM is the most comprehensive book available for the Logic Games section of the LSAT. Mastering this book will soar your score up by a number of marks.

4. How to Write a Winning Personal Statement
The personal statement is the single most important part of a graduate school application, and yet very few applicants know how to write one that will gain them admittance to the program of their choice. The highlight of this book is the actual essays by the admissions directors of top schools like Harvard Law, Yale Law, and University Of Michigan Law.

Once You Are In: Guides to Success in the School

1. Law School Confidential
The advice it delivers is practical for those thinking of applying to study law, as well as those who are already in. A must, and entertaining read.

2. Law School Insider: The Comprehensive 21st Century Guide to Success in Admissions, Classes, Law Review, Bar Exams and Job Searches.
This is a high quality, easy-to-read, chronological guide to every step of the law school experience. This is a powerful book that will make school a whole lot easier.

There are some important books to consider for your personal law student library.

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