Books to read before Law School

I think everyone can agree that we need to do anything we can to prepare for law school.  From all my applications, I got packets from law schools that included suggested reading.  The readings are supposed to help prepare prospective students for the difficulty and difference in learning experienced in law school.

Vermont Law School provided a list of 5 or 6 books while Albany Law School provided a list of 2 books.

The books that Albany Law suggested are:

1. “Bridging the Gap Between College and Law School: Strategies for Success” by Ruta Stropus and Charlotte Taylor.
2. “The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation” by Harvard Law Review

The book by Stropus and Taylor was on both reading lists and seems to be a popular pre-law school book.  It discusses the differences in the learning environments, as well as explaining the why, how, and what of legal learning.  I am purchasing the book and will provide a more in-depth review when I am done it in early August.

The Bluebook isn’t really something I am going to read, per say.  From the reviews it definitely is an important book and required for law school and lawyers in general.  I will need to “read” it and skim it to understand it at a basic level before law school begins.  Unlike undergraduate classes, there are assignments and reading on the first day, and before, in law school.

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