How to Think About Law School: A Handbook for Undergraduates by Michael R. Dillon

By Michael R. Dillon

This Handbook offers a entire advisor for college kids and highschool seniors contemplating legislation tuition. It teaches how you can construct an undergraduate resume, tips on how to assemble information regarding legislations tuition and criminal careers, how you can arrange for the legislations university Admissions try (LSAT) and the way to navigate the pitfalls of the legislation tuition software procedure. It additionally leads scholars throughout the legislations institution curriculum, the important value of the 1st 12 months (1L), the jobs performed by means of legislation evaluation, scientific courses, Moot courtroom, Mock Trial, interviewing, networking, summer time affiliate positions and clerkships. eventually, it concludes with seven classes to hold from legislation college into felony perform. This Handbook arises from the author’s careers---one as a college professor and pre-law consultant, the opposite as a magna cum laude legislations college graduate and a winning training lawyer. alongside how it conveys the author’s love of the legislations and admiration for the position of legislation within the usa.

-Adopts a broader and longer point of view than any of its rivals, starting with freshman yr, and protecting every year as an undergraduate, via legislations tuition admissions, the 3 years of legislation college, and into the beginnings of criminal practice.

-Provides necessary, concrete and functional details together with, lists of Dos and Don’ts, a 4 12 months list, information regarding key assets, a step by step rationalization of the legislations institution program technique, in addition to a formulation for choosing “competitive”, “safe” and “reach” legislation schools.

-Presents certain information regarding the legislations tuition curriculum every year, the significance of legislations assessment, medical courses, Moot courtroom, interviewing abilities, and
summer affiliate positions.

-Addresses present downsides to the perform of legislations in a extra open manner than any of its rivals, together with the exhorbitant price of legislations university, the trouble repaying
law institution debt, the shortcoming of beginning felony positions within the wake of 2008, the excessive degrees of activity dissatisfaction within the career, the stresses perform locations upon a private dwell.

-Concludes with seven classes to hold from legislation university into the perform of law.

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