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

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Law School Confidential is written for students about to embark on this three-year odyssey by students who have successfully survived. It demystifies the life-altering thrill ride that defines an American legal education by providing a comprehensive, blow-by-blow, chronological account of what to expect. It arms students with a thorough overview of the contemporary law sc ...more
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Published April 1st 2007 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published February 20th 2004)
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Lauren Summers
Feb 22, 2015 Lauren Summers rated it it was ok
This book is so narrowly focused on the big law path that it leaves anyone desiring to pursue any other legal career paths out in the cold. All of the student authors are from T14 or east coast, old money schools and the preponderance of any chapter is dedicated to advice aimed at securing fast lane, mega-corporate legal careers. As a law student interested in prosecutorial work, this was a great turn off. The overall tone of the book is just ultimately very discouraged, as if the authors are su ...more
Jul 23, 2014 Brittany rated it it was amazing
I've read this book before, but I re-read the relevant parts because it is so good and offers an actual plan of attack for law school in a easy to read manner and not just horror stories meant to scare you or superficial information you can find online.
Elizabeth Pyjov
Aug 27, 2016 Elizabeth Pyjov rated it it was amazing
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Very useful ! Highly recommend it for a pre-law school read.

What I took away from it:

WHY GO TO LAW SCHOOL: - I like being challenged intellectually daily;
law school teaches you to "think" in a way that even the best undergraduate education does not.

Law school feels natural given my love of advocacy, reading, writing and expressing my ideas into words.

I relish the challenge of thinking on my feet.

I like laws pragmatic, "let's get things done" attitude. "For me, college was spent developing a fir
Aug 12, 2016 Mike rated it it was amazing
Great introduction to what law school would be like (I assume) and how to prepare for every aspect of it.
Oct 06, 2016 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
I only read about half of this, but I learned a tremendous amount. I do think it is geared more towards the elite schools, not a state school like I would have attended.
Jan 11, 2015 Liz rated it really liked it
As a soon to be 1L, I'm really nervous about what all law school will bring, and this book was very helpful in quelling a lot of my fears. Miller provides a lot of good insight about the entire law school process, from applications and LSATs to 1L and 2L externships, and even job hunting and firm selection. The only downside is that there really isn't really room for him to go very far in depth in any one area, like other books which are solely dedicated to one aspect, such as the 1L experience. ...more
John Hill
Mar 05, 2014 John Hill rated it it was amazing
Really a great guide. Miller gives excellent tips and pointers not just for admissions and the like, but also how to survive in law school.

I am going to re-read this, especially the later chapters, the closer I get to my law school career.
Cameron Bernard
Jun 27, 2016 Cameron Bernard rated it liked it
Fairly helpful. There are some sections I'll go back to while in law school. Most of the book can be easily skimmed because it is full of common sense.
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I thought this book was an interesting read and showed varied perspectives of the law school experience.
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