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Law School Confidential A Complete Guide to the Law School Experience: By Students, for Students

Robert H. Miller

St. Martin's Griffin

0312605110

9780312605117

Trade Paperback

432 Pages

$21.99

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Written by students, for students, 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. Robert H. Miller has assembled a blue-ribbon panel of recent graduates from across the country to offer realistic and informative firsthand advice about what law school is really like. This updated edition contains the very latest information and strategies for thriving and surviving in law school—from navigating the admissions process and securing financial aid, choosing classes, studying and exam strategies, and securing a seat on the law review to getting a judicial clerkship and a job, passing the bar exam, and much, much more. Newly added material also reveals a sea change that is just starting to occur in legal education, turning it away from the theory-based platform of the previous several decades to a pragmatic platform being demanded by the rigors of today’s practices. Law School Confidential is a complete guide to the law school experience that no prospective or current law student can afford to be without.

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Praise for Law School Confidential

"Walks the reader from the decision to go to law school through the bar exam. . . a useful, worthwhile book."—The New York Law Journal

"This abundance of information is just the remedy for the nerves of a student anxious to enter law school. . ."—Journal of the Denver Bar Association

"This book is a must for anyone attending or thinking about law school."—The Houston Lawyer

"A helping hand for legal neophytes . . . Offers future attorneys a glimpse into a three-year experience they may have only seen in movies.”—The Recorder
 
"Solid, tested advice, eloquently delivered with humor and style."—Law Preview Book Review

"Miller has decorously armed his readers . . . excellent advice."—The Docket

"Pulls no punches in providing revealing and honest advice for all three years of the law school experience . . . "—Law Preview

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BOOK EXCERPTS

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CHAPTER 1
 
Thinking About Law School? Think Again …
 
Know thyself.
—SOCRATES
 
THE MOST IMPORTANT PIECE of advice that can possibly be given to you, the prospective law student, is simple. Surprisingly, perhaps, it has nothing to do with how to study or how to write a good exam. It is not about how to glean wisdom from the dusty pages of the U.S. Supreme Court opinions that shaped our country, or how to make the law review, or how to impress an employer in a job interview. Those things are important, but they’re all secondary.
The
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Robert H. Miller

  • Robert H. Miller graduated from Yale University in 1993 and from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in May 1998, where he served as senior editor of the Law Review. After graduation, he served a prestigious federal court clerkship, and is now an attorney at the well-known New England law firm Sheehan, Phinney, Bass & Green, where he specializes in constitutional, intellectual property, and business litigation.

  • Robert H. Miller
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