Pre-Law Library

A list of books recommended by pre-law advisors, both faculty and professional, to undergraduate students preparing for law school.

  1. 1L of a Ride: A Well-Traveled Professor’s Roadmap to Success in the First Year of Law School, Andrew J. McClurg
  2. 10 Actual, Official LSAT Prep Tests, LSAC (Several different editions would be helpful to have.)
  3. ABA-LSAC Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools, Wendy Margolis (LSAC)
  4. Careers in Law, Gary A. Munneke
  5. Deconstructing Legal Analysis: A 1L Primer, Peter T. Wendel
  6. Getting to Maybe: How to Excel on Law School Exams, Richard Michael Fischl and Jeremy Paul
  7. How to Get into Law School, Susan Estrich
  8. How to Get Into the Top Law Schools, Richard Montauk
  9. Ivy Briefs: True Tales of a Neurotic Law Student, Martha Kimes
  10. Law School Confidential, A Complete Guide to the Law School Experience: By Students, for Students, Robert H. Miller
  11. Nonlegal Careers for Lawyers, Gary A. Munneke
  12. One-L: The Turbulent True Story of a First Year at Harvard Law School, Scott Turow
  13. Should You Really Be a Lawyer? The Guide to Smart Career Choices Before, During and After Law School, Deborah Schneider and Gary Belsky
  14. The Best Law Schools’ Admissions Secrets: The Essential Guide from Harvard’s Former Admissions Dean, Joyce Curll
  15. The Idealist.org Handbook to Building a Better World: How to Turn Your Good Intentions into Actions that Make a Difference, Idealist.org and Stephanie Land
  16. The Ivey Guide to Law School Admission: Straight Advice on Essays, Resumes, Interviews and More, Anna Ivey
  17. The Law School Labyrinth: A Guide to Making the Most of Your Legal Education, Steven R. Sedberry
  18. The Lawyer Myth: A Defense of the American Legal Profession, Rennard Strickland and Frank T. Read
  19. The NAPLA/SAPLA Book of Law School Lists
  20. The Official Guide to Legal Specialties, NALP and Lisa Abrams
  21. The Official LSAT Superprep, LSAC
  22. What Every Law Student Really Needs to Know: An Introduction to the Study of the Law, Tracey George and Suzanna Sherry