Book reviewed by admin
OUR RATING CRITERIA
- 1 - Not recommended for reading.
- 2 - Somewhat engaging, book is just OK.
- 3 - Pretty engaging, good book.
- 4 - Engaging, very good book.
- 5 - Really engaging, excellent book.
Nearly all law school books steer students in the wrong directions: ubiquitous case briefs, extensive notes, “color coding,” cramming, and bad behavior against other students. None of that is good, and none of that will work.
Law School presents six major topics in the first year alone, each with dozens of cases and hundreds of additional sources. For most law students, understanding the meaning of even the most simple of legal concepts results in confusion, frustration, and even failure. Law students are smart, but unfamiliar with the terminology and reasoning of the law, as well as the framework of how each subject fits into a broader legal framework. Law schools operate on an inductive basis, while most students rely on informal, deductive learning.
Law School: Getting In, Getting Good, Getting the Gold bridges the gap between the two. Further, it instructs law students how to learn the law on a deeper level of understanding – but with less unproductive and even wasted effort. In short: how to learn the law in less time and with better retention, comprehension, and genuine understanding.
Pre-law students are presented with a number of law school titles, ranging from personal history (Turow’s One L) to exhaustive (Planet Law School II). No other book offers a method to study law, well, in less time, with a focused, realistic approach. Law School: Getting In, Getting Good, Getting the Gold builds upon rather than competes with these other titles, and is written by an attorney and educator with decades’ experience in learning law concisely. It is this approach that will be so beneficial to law students.
Title: Law School: Getting In, Getting Good, Getting the Gold
Author: Thane Messinger
Length: 384 Pages
Publication Date: 2008-10-10