resources

Recommended resources for first-year (1L) law students

After my 1L year of law school, I put together the following list of books and other resources I found helpful: (* = essential/most valuable) General: Richard M. Fischl and Jeremy Paul, Getting to Maybe: How to Excel on Law School Exams* Dennis J. Tonsing, 1000 Days to the Bar, but the Practice of Law Begins Now* Ward Farnsworth, The Legal Analyst: A Toolkit for Thinking About the Law Steven Emanuel, Steve Emanuel’s First Year Questions and Answers Randy Barnett, The Structure of Liberty: Justice and the Rule of Law LexisNexis Area of Law Outlines Black’s Law Dictionary - iPhone app version Legal Writing: Brian Garner, Legal Writing in Plain English* Ross Guberman, Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Legal Advocates* Civil Procedure: Richard Freer, Law School Legends: Civil Procedure (audio)* Richard Freer, Civil Procedure Joseph Glannon, Civil Procedure: Examples and Explanations Arthur R.