Best Legal Education Profession Books
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1. How to Be Sort of Happy in Law School
Author: by Kathryne M. Young
Stanford University Press
Each year, over 40,000 new students enter America’s law schools. Each new crop experiences startlingly high rates of depression, anxiety, fatigue, and dissatisfaction.Kathryne M. Young was one of those disgruntled law students. After finishing law school (and a PhD), she set out to learn more about the law school experience and how to improve it for future students.
Young conducted one of the most ambitious studies of law students ever undertaken, charting the experiences of over 1000 law students from over 100 different law schools, along with hundreds of alumni, dropouts, law professors, and more. How to Be Sort of Happy in Law School is smart, compelling, and highly readable.
Combining her own observations and experiences with the results of her study and the latest sociological research on law schools, Young offers a very different take from previous books about law school survival. Instead of assuming her readers should all aspire to law-review-and-big-firm notions of success, Young teaches students how to approach law school on their own terms: how to tune out the drumbeat of oppressive expectations and conventional wisdom to create a new breed of law school experience altogether.
2. Model Rules of Professional Conduct
Author: by American Bar Association Center for Professional Responsibility
American Bar Association
For more than one hundred years, the American Bar Association has provided leadership in legal ethics and professional responsibility through the adoption of professional standards that serve as models of the regulatory law governing the legal profession. The 2021 Edition of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct provides an up-to-date resource for information on lawyer ethics.
The Rules, with some variations, have been adopted in 50 jurisdictions. Federal, state, and local courts in all jurisdictions look to the Rules for guidance in resolving lawyer malpractice cases, disciplinary actions, disqualification issues, sanctions questions, and more. This 2021 Edition of the Model Rules includes the amendments to Model Rule 1.
8(e) that American Bar Association adopted on August 12, 2020. This amendment allows lawyers, representing someone on a pro bono basis, to provide limited financial assistance to that client.
3. Paralegal Career For Dummies
Author: by Scott A. Hatch
Your career as a top-notch paralegal starts here The demand for paralegal professionals is exploding, and Paralegal Career For Dummies, 2nd Edition explains the skills and requirements needed to pursue this rewarding career. Inside, you’ll discover the ins and outs of paralegal skills, from preparing documents and performing legal research to obtaining certification, job hunting, and understanding legal concepts.
Use this hands-on guide to help in your career considerations, bolster your paralegal training, or as an everyday on-the-job reference. Paralegal Career For Dummies will be your trusty assistant through all phases of your life as a paralegal, taking you forward with tips on networking and joining professional organizations that will enhance your career.
Discover the job skills required for success as a paralegal Learn important legal concepts you’ll need on the job Access forms, templates, and examples on the companion website Develop strategies to manage time and advance your career Complete with a companion website containing a wealth of valuable information, this book covers everything you need to become a top-notch paralegal.
4. Reading Like a Lawyer: Time-Saving Strategies for Reading Law Like an Expert
Author: by Ruth Ann McKinney
Carolina Academic Press
Contains some hilights and notes.
5. The Small Firm Roadmap: A Survival Guide to the Future of Your Law Practice
Author: by Aaron Street
Let’s be honest: traditional small law firm practice isn’t working. Too many solo practice and small firm lawyers struggle to generate enough cashflow, get clients, meet expectations, hire the right team members, or use technology. Some small firm and solo lawyers even struggle with mental health issues or substance abuse.
It doesn’t have to be that way. What if you could own and manage the law firm of your dreams without the 80-hour workweeks? There’s a demand for the services provided by small firm lawyers, but your law firm business plan and solo law practice strategy should align with what clients need.
In The Small Firm Roadmap, the innovative team at Lawyerist. Com, Aaron Street, Sam Glover, Stephanie Everett, and Marshall Lichty offer a proven path in this practical guide to help you:Gain clarity around your law career and success in solo practice or small firm management through vision-castingShift into a future-oriented law firm focused on value and client engagementCreate roles and hire for the right cultural and functional fitMatch your strategies and process with how clients make decisions todayDevelop pricing models that attract and convert your ideal clientsMaster all three personal roles in your firm as entrepreneur, firm manager, and lawyer technicianThe Small Firm Roadmap is your guide to the future of law practice with a client-centric law firm management model.
6. Three Felonies A Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent
Author: by Harvey Silverglate
The average professional in this country wakes up in the morning, goes to work, comes home, eats dinner, and then goes to sleep, unaware that he or she has likely committed several federal crimes that day.Why? The answer lies in the very nature of modern federal criminal laws, which have exploded in number but also become impossibly broad and vague.
In Three Felonies a Day, Harvey A. Silverglate reveals how federal criminal laws have become dangerously disconnected from the English common law tradition and how prosecutors can pin arguable federal crimes on any one of us, for even the most seemingly innocuous behavior.
The volume of federal crimes in recent decades has increased well beyond the statute books and into the morass of the Code of Federal Regulations, handing federal prosecutors an additional trove of vague and exceedingly complex and technical prohibitions to stick on their hapless targets.
The dangers spelled out in Three Felonies a Day do not apply solely to white collar criminals, state and local politicians, and professionals. No social class or profession is safe from this troubling form of social control by the executive branch, and nothing less than the integrity of our constitutional democracy hangs in the balance.
7. What If I Say the Wrong Thing?: 25 Habits for Culturally Effective People
Author: by Verna A. Myers
American Bar Association
In this compelling new tip book you’ll find innovative and surprising ways to keep your personal diversity journey moving and the diversity commitment of your organization. Written to make this information bite-size and accessible, you’ll find quick answers to typical What should I do?
Questions, like: What if I say the wrong thing, what should I do? What if I am work and someone makes a sexist joke, what should I say? Purchase copies for everyone at your organization to make sure everyone knows the culturally effective way to approach diversity situations.
With this book they can be prepared and practiced at moving diversity forward!
8. Introduction to Paralegalism: Perspectives, Problems and Skills
Author: by William P. Statsky
Master the hands-on skills you’ll need to succeed in a modern law office with INTRODUCTION TO PARALEGALISM, 8e. Ten critical skills are covered in the book: identifying legal issues, breaking rules into elements,applying rules to facts interviewing clients, investigating facts, digesting discovery documents, providing litigation assistance, researching the law, drafting documents, and representing clients at administrative agencies where authorized by law.
Packed with real-life insights and real-world examples,the text helps you understand the ethical guidelines that lawyers and paralegals must follow and covers the efforts underway to regulate the profession in legislatures, courts, bar associations, and paralegal associations.
9. So You Want to be a Lawyer: The Ultimate Guide to Getting into and Succeeding in Law School
Author: by Lisa Fairchild Jones Esq.
Written by three experienced lawyers, this book will help you understand the types of problems facing law students and lawyers. Not only will it prepare you for law school, but it will also help you become a successful lawyer. So You Want to Be a Lawyer takes you through the process of becoming a lawyer, examining each phase in a helpful and easy-to-understand narrative.
Find out what practicing law is like before you step into your first law school class. Practice solving legal problems as law students would in law school and lawyers might in an actual courtroom. Find out how to get into law school.
And there’s much more:Advice on how to select a law school, along with names and addresses of American Bar Association (ABA)-approved law schoolsAn explanation of the law school admissions process, and ways to improve your chances for getting inPractical exercises and advice that will give you a head start over other first-year law studentsInformation about career opportunities as a lawyerIf you are heading to law school or just thinking about a career in law, this is accessible, worthwhile reading
10. Thinking Like a Lawyer: A New Introduction to Legal Reasoning
Author: by Frederick Schauer
Harvard University Press
This primer on legal reasoning is aimed at law students and upper-level undergraduates. But it is also an original exposition of basic legal concepts that scholars and lawyers will find stimulating. It covers such topics as rules, precedent, authority, analogical reasoning, the common law, statutory interpretation, legal realism, judicial opinions, legal facts, and burden of proof.
In addressing the question whether legal reasoning is distinctive, Frederick Schauer emphasizes the formality and rule-dependence of law. When taking the words of a statute seriously, when following a rule even when it does not produce the best result, when treating the fact of a past decision as a reason for making the same decision again, or when relying on authoritative sources, the law embodies values other than simply that of making the best decision for the particular occasion or dispute.
In thus pursuing goals of stability, predictability, and constraint on the idiosyncrasies of individual decision-makers, the law employs forms of reasoning that may not be unique to it but are far more dominant in legal decision-making than elsewhere. Schauer’s analysis of what makes legal reasoning special will be a valuable guide for students while also presenting a challenge to a wide range of current academic theories.
11. Essential Lawyering Skills: Interviewing, Counseling, Negotiation, and Persuasive Fact Analysis (Aspen Coursebook Series)
Author: by Stefan H. Krieger
The Sixth Edition of Essential Lawyering Skills: Interviewing, Counseling, Negotiation, and Persuasive Fact Analysis continues to emphasize the role of the attorney in the lawyer-client relationship. Widely respected practitioners and teachers, the authors’ introductions, visual aids, and realistic examples illuminate the basic mechanics of these key skills.
Case situations and problem-solving scenarios engage students in developing essential lawyering skills that mirror legal practice. The topic of professional responsibility is integrated throughout. New to the Sixth Edition: New co-author Ren Hutchins brings her new perspective to the course Updated and improved design makes the material more accessible for today’s student Increased coverage of negotiation in the plea-bargaining context Updated examination of the use of electronic media in fact analysis and negotiation Professors and students will benefit from: An emphasis on practice and the mechanics of negotiation and persuasion, rather than on theory Complete coverage of problem solving, interviewing, counseling, negotiation, and fact analysis Remarkably clear and penetrating discussion of the persuasive value of facts, supported by useful visual aids Generous use of interesting examples that place topics in context Integrated coverage of professional responsibility where appropriate Experienced authors, who draw upon many years of teaching and writing about lawyering skills
12. Expert Learning for Law Students
Author: by Michael Hunter Schwartz
Carolina Academic Pr
The third edition of Expert Learning for Law Students is a reorganization and rethinking of this highly regarded law school success text. It retains the core insights and lessons from prior editions while updating the materials to reflect recent insights such as mindset theory, attribution theory, chunking for use, and interleaving learning.
The text includes exercises and step-by-step guides to engage readers in the process of becoming expert learners-including specific strategies for succeeding in law school.
13. Criminal Law and Procedure
Author: by Daniel E. Hall
CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE, 7th edition delivers extensive coverage of every aspect of the law and details the duties a paralegal is expected to perform when working within criminal law. High-level, comprehensive coverage is combined with cutting-edge developments, foundational concepts, and emerging trends, such as terrorism, treason, and national security crimes; cyber stalking; virtual child pornography; corporate crime, racial profiling, and more.
Case excerpts help you develop your case analysis skills, while a variety of built-in learning aids sharpen your problem solving and analytical skills.
14. Professional Responsibility: A Contemporary Approach (Interactive Casebook Series)
Author: by Renee Jefferson
West Academic Publishing
CasebookPlus Hardbound – New, hardbound print book includes lifetime digital access to an eBook, with the ability to highlight and take notes, and 12-month access to a digital Learning Library that includes self-assessment quizzes tied to this book, leading study aids, an outline starter, and Gilbert Law Dictionary.
15. Problems in Legal Ethics (American Casebook Series)
Author: by Mortimer Schwartz
West Academic Publishing
Engaging, approachable, concise, and uptodate, this practical new edition ensures that students understand the ethical responsibilities and potential ethical pitfalls encountered in the practice of law.
16. The Curmudgeon's Guide to Practicing Law
Author: by Mark Edward Herrmann
American Bar Association
The Curmudgeon has been practicing law for just a little too long, and he may be too jaded for his own good. Beneath his crusty exterior, however, lies a fount of wisdom. The Curmudgeon knows everything about the legal profession, and now he’s updated his previous ABA bestseller for our current times.
This is everything you ever wanted to know about law practice but were afraid to ask. The Curmudgeon offers practical and honest, if blunt, advice for surviving and thriving in a law firm. He tells you what you need to know about billing, managing your assistant, drafting internal memos, dealing with clients, and building your law practice.
Read The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Practicing Law, Second Edition and learn how to make yourself valuable, prove to your firm that you are indispensable, and open the door to opportunity.