In sum, although the authors believe that no exam guide can substitute for a firm grasp of substantive material, readers who devote the necessary time to learning the law will find this book an invaluable guide to translating learning into ...
Author: Richard Michael Fischl
ETHS graduate in 1970, Fischel has had a successful and quite varied career in law. Here he presents a clear and engaging study-aid designed to get prospective lawyers to quit regurgitating course outlines and to think in terms of legal analysis.
Books About Doing Well in Law School Professors Jeremy Paul and Michael Fischl , Getting to Maybe : How to Excel on Law School Exams This book is excellent ! While many books and professors may preach " IRAC " as a way of structuring ...
Author: Eric Owens
Publisher: The Princeton Review
"Our Best 357 Colleges is the best-selling college guide on the market because it is the voice of the students. Now we let graduate students speak for themselves, too, in these brand-new guides for selecting the ideal business, law, medical, or arts and humanities graduate school. It includes detailed profiles; rankings based on student surveys, like those made popular by our Best 357 Colleges guide; as well as student quotes about classes, professors, the social scene, and more. Plus we cover the ins and outs of admissions and financial aid. Each guide also includes an index of all schools with the most pertinent facts, such as contact information. And we've topped it all off with our school-says section where participating schools can talk back by providing their own profiles. It's a whole new way to find the perfect match in a graduate school."
Author: Richard Michael FischlPublish On: 1999-05-01
How to Excel on Law School Exams Richard Michael Fischl, Jeremy R. Paul. damage to homes owned by the many suburban neighbors. Fred tells you that if he has to pay for this damage, the project will become economically infeasible.
Author: Richard Michael Fischl
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
Category: Study Aids
Professors Fischl and Paul explain law school exams in ways no one has before, all with an eye toward improving the reader’s performance. The book begins by describing the difference between educational cultures that praise students for “right answers,” and the law school culture that rewards nuanced analysis of ambiguous situations in which more than one approach may be correct. Enormous care is devoted to explaining precisely how and why legal analysis frequently produces such perplexing situations. But the authors don’t stop with mere description. Instead, Getting to Maybe teaches how to excel on law school exams by showing the reader how legal analysis can be brought to bear on examination problems. The book contains hints on studying and preparation that go well beyond conventional advice. The authors also illustrate how to argue both sides of a legal issue without appearing wishy-washy or indecisive. Above all, the book explains why exam questions may generate feelings of uncertainty or doubt about correct legal outcomes and how the student can turn these feelings to his or her advantage. In sum, although the authors believe that no exam guide can substitute for a firm grasp of substantive material, readers who devote the necessary time to learning the law will find this book an invaluable guide to translating learning into better exam performance. “This book should revolutionize the ordeal of studying for law school exams… Its clear, insightful, fun to read, and right on the money.” — Duncan Kennedy, Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence, Harvard Law School “Finally a study aid that takes legal theory seriously… Students who master these lessons will surely write better exams. More importantly, they will also learn to be better lawyers.” — Steven L. Winter, Brooklyn Law School “If you can't spot a 'fork in the law' or a 'fork in the facts' in an exam hypothetical, get this book. If you don’t know how to play 'Czar of the Universe' on law school exams (or why), get this book. And if you do want to learn how to think like a lawyer—a good one—get this book. It's, quite simply, stone cold brilliant.” — Pierre Schlag, University of Colorado School of Law (Law Preview Book Review on The Princeton Review website) Attend a Getting to Maybe seminar! Click here for more information.
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Author: Marta Baffy
Publisher: Aspen Publishing
This book introduces international students to the characteristics of legal education in the United States and helps them develop the linguistic, analytical, and cultural skills to thrive at a U.S. law school. Part I focuses on the academic legal writing skills needed to write in law school. It guides students in reviewing their own writing skills and helps them to adapt to the conventions of academic legal writing at the whole text, paragraph, and sentence levels. It also gives students guidance in effectively presenting their ideas in writing so that a reader can quickly grasp their reasoning and meaning. Part II introduces students to common law and legal analysis. Following a brief introduction to the U.S. legal system, the book focuses on the skills required to read, discuss, and write about legal cases in a U.S. law class. Cases in torts and criminal procedure law provide an opportunity to apply these skills while also teaching high-frequency legal vocabulary. Throughout the book, students can read clear and concise explanations and practice the skills they are acquiring with detailed practice exercises. Professors and students will benefit from: Clear explanations of academic legal writing expected of law students on written assignments, such as exams and papers Straightforward definitions and explanations about how the common law system in the U.S. works Guidelines and practice in reading, discussing, and writing about legal cases Authentic tasks and exercises for all key concepts
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Author: Andrew B. Ayers
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Law school can be a joyous, soul-transforming challenge that leads to a rewarding career. It can also be an exhausting, self-limiting trap. It all depends on making smart decisions. When every advantage counts, A Student’s Guide to Law School is like having a personal mentor available at every turn. As a recent graduate and an appellate lawyer, Andrew Ayers knows how high the stakes are—he’s been there, and not only did he survive the experience, he graduated first in his class. In A Student’s Guide to Law School he shares invaluable insight on what it takes to make a successful law school journey. Originating in notes Ayers jotted down while commuting to his first clerkship with then-Judge Sonia Sotomayor, and refined throughout his first years as a lawyer, A Student’s Guide to Law School offers a unique balance of insider’s knowledge and professional advice. Organized in four parts, the first part looks at tests and grades, explaining what’s expected and exploring the seven choices students must make on exam day. The second part discusses the skills needed to be a successful law student, giving the reader easy-to-use tools to analyze legal materials and construct clear arguments. The third part contains advice on how to use studying, class work, and note-taking to find your best path. Finally, Ayers closes with a look beyond the classroom, showing students how the choices they make in law school will affect their career—and even determine the kind of lawyer they become. The first law school guide written by a recent top-ranked graduate, A Student’s Guide to Law School is relentlessly practical and thoroughly relevant to the law school experience of today’s students. With the tools and advice Ayers shares here, students can make the most of their investment in law school, and turn their valuable learning experiences into a meaningful career.
Acing Your First Year of Law School: The Ten Steps to Success You Won't Learn in Class. By Shana Connell Noyes and Henry S. Noyes (William ... Getting to Maybe: How to Excel on Law School Exams. By Richard Michael Fischl and Jeremy Paul ...
Author: Amy Hackney Blackwell
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
This volume provides information and background on legal careers.
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Author: Sonia J. Buck
*Packed with black letter law, dozens of exam study tips, useful Internet links and other valuable resources for law students, legal movie trivia and other interesting nuggets *Geared toward law students, but entertaining and straightforward enough for anyone REVIEWS: Alan M. Dershowitz, Esq., Felix Frankfurter Professor, HarvardLaw: " Reversal of Fortune has been subject to many analyses over the years. This one is the best I have seen for law students and a legal audience. It really gets to the heart of the legal, tactical, and ethical issues in the case. It would be extremely useful for law students who view the film to read this perceptive and insightful analysis." Jon S. Oxman, Esq., "The analysis of Silkwood brings into focus the complex linkages among labor law, workers' compensation rights, and federal and state statutory protections such as OSHA and whistleblower acts. ... Watching Silkwood with the author's insights in mind will deepen the significance of both the movie and the law school experience." Patricia E. Weidler, Esq., "I wish I had this book when going through law school. It's perfect for those times when a student needs to step back from studying legal concepts and yet wishes to learn from a different angle. Attorney Buck's book allows a student to take a couple of hours off and yet apply critical thinking skills, analyze the issues, and critique Hollywood's views on the law. ... Reading this book ... will encourage lawyers, law school students, and armchair lawyers alike to look at real cases, which sometimes are even stranger than the movies!" Susan Quigley, Esq., "I wish I had this book when I was in law school. Sonia does a great job of educating through her analyses of the movies ... a great teaching tool!" Links to longer reviews: http://aallspectrum.wordpress.com/2009/11/17/book-review-movie-therapy-for-law-students-and-pre-law-paralegal-and-related-majors/ http://www.alnyethelawyerguy.com/al_nye_the_lawyer_guy/2009/12/movie-therapy-for-law-students-by-sonia-j-buck-esq.html
Author: Oliver Enrique RodriguezPublish On: 2015-11-04
Leah M. Christensen, Learning Outside the Box: A Handbook for Law Students Who Learn Differently (2011). Marc R. Poirier, One L in a ... Richard Michael Fischl & Jeremy Paul, Getting to Maybe: How to Excel on Law School Exams (1999).
Author: Oliver Enrique Rodriguez
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
A Guide for Minority Law School Candidates serves as a step-by-step tool for the application process and challenges the reader to explore the many avenues a journey towards higher educational attainment will lead to. Securing an acceptance into a competitive law school is a rigorous process – with this manual the reader will have a focused resource to achieve admission into a ranked program. “The most practical insight for law school admission; particularly for minority students!” – Abimbola Obisesan, Esq., Associate at Dykema Gossett PLLC, Michigan State Law ‘09 “Not only does “A Guide for Minority Law School Candidates” bring transparency and clarity to the very real and often underestimated challenges confronted by many minority law school candidates, but it also tells the inspiring story of Oliver Rodriguez, who overcame those challenges. I would have been so much more informed if I had this guide when I applied to law school!” – Ebony Wheaton, J.D., Howard Law ‘11
American Law School Burkhart, Ann M., & Robert A. Stein. How to Study Law and Take Law Exams in a Nutshell. 3d ed. West 2017. Fischl, Richard Michael, & Jeremy Paul. Getting to Maybe: How to Excel on Law School Exams.
Author: Nadia E. Nedzel
Publisher: Aspen Publishing
Legal Reasoning, Research, and Writing for International Graduate Students, Fifth Edition, helps international students understand and approach legal reasoning and writing the way law students and attorneys do in the United States. With concise and clear text, Professor Nedzel introduces the unique and important features of the American legal system and American law schools. Using clear instruction, examples, visual aids, and practice exercises, she teaches practical lawyering skills with sensitivity to the challenges of ESL students. New to the Fifth Edition: Streamlined presentation makes the material even more accessible. Chapters are short, direct, and to the point. Five chapters on reasoning and writing, including exam skills, office memos, and rewriting. Full chapters on contract drafting and scholarly writing. New flowcharts provide a concise, visual overview for each chapter. Citation coverage updated to new 21st edition of The Bluebook. Simplified examples and exercises. Three thoroughly revised chapters on legal research, including non-fee legal research and technological changes in the practice of U.S. law. Professors and student will benefit from: Comparative perspective informs readers about the unique features of American law as compared to civil law, Islamic law, and Asian traditions. Explanations of practical skills assume no former knowledge of the American legal system. U.S. law school necessary skills explained immediately: case briefing, creating a course outline, time management, reading citations, and writing answers to hypothetical exam questions. Short, lucid chapters that reiterate major points to aid comprehension. Clear introductions to writing hypothetical-based exams, legal memoranda, contract drafting and scholarly writing. An integrated approach to proper citation format, with explanation and instruction provided in context. Discussion of plagiarism and U.S. law school honor codes. Practical skill-building exercises in each chapter. Research exercises are primarily Internet-based Charts and summaries that are useful learning aids and reference tools