Law School Confidential

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

Robert H. Miller

St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books

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Don’t get to the end of your law school career muttering these words to yourself! Take the first step toward building a productive, successful, and perhaps even pleasant law school experience—read this book!

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.
This isn’t the advice of graying professors or battle-scarred practitioners long removed from law school. 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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Thinking About Law School? Think Again …
Know thyself.
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.

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Praise for Law School Confidential

“A useful and worthwhile book.” NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL
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
"Walks the reader from the decision to go to law school through the bar exam. . . a useful, worthwhile book." --NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL
"Miller has decorously armed his readers. . . excellent advice." --THE DOCKET
"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
"Pulls no punches in providing revealing and honest advice for all three years of the law school experience..." --LAW PREVIEW

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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.

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Law School Confidential
A Complete Guide to the Law School Experience: By Students, for Students
Robert H. Miller

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books
April 2011
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312605117
ISBN10: 0312605110
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 432 pages, Includes black-and-white illustrations throughout

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