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Whether youre is a college junior facing the LSATs, a senior sitting with disappointing test scores, or someone who has always dreamed of a career in the law, there is too much at stake not to ask the hard questions about what lies ahead. How to Get into Law School will tell you all you need to know about:

Choosing and applying to law school

The law school admission test (LSAT) and law school applications

Getting into law school

Suceeding as a student

Finding career fulfillment

In How to Get Into Law School, Susan Estrich lends her unique point of view and far-ranging experience-as ace law student, tenured professor, renowned legal scholar and analyst-to the life and career questions applicants will face, and answers them in the frank, no-nonsense manner that is her trademark. Featuring anecdotes from admissions directors, professors, veteran attorneys, and adventurous students alike, How to Get Into Law School lays out the facts on:



Getting Scholarships

Community service

The Rigors of Studying

Surviving Interviews

Finding Employment


If youre considering going to law school, this is your indispensable how-to guide.


No-nonsense advice for every law school applicant from the first woman president of the Harvard Law Review and the youngest woman ever to win tenure at Harvard Law School.

About the Author

The first woman president of the Harvard Law Review, the youngest woman to receive tenure at Harvard Law School, and the first woman to run a presidential campaign, Susan Estrich is now the Robert Kingsley Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of Southern California. She is the author of the national bestseller Sex & Power and Making the Case for Yourself, as well as a nationally syndicated columnist, a contributor to USA Today, a mother of two, and a legal and political analyst for FOX News.

Table of Contents

How to Get Into Law School Foreword by Kathleen M. Sullivan and Richard E. Lang

Professor of Law and Stanley Morrison Professor of Law, Stanford Law School


Book One: Getting In

1. Getting Ready

2. Should You Take Time Off Before Law School?

3. Are You Commited?

4. The LSAT

5. Making the Case for Yourself

6. The Personal Statement

7. How to Get Great Recommendations

8. How to Get Personal Interviews at Schools That Don't Interview

9. The Critical Importance of Follow-Through

10. How to Target Your Applications to the Right Schools for You

11. How You Should Define "Best" for Yourself

12. Financing Your Legal Education

Book Two: What You Need to Learn

13. What You Need to Know Before You Begin

14. To Brief or Not Brief? That is the Question

15. Surviving the Socratic Method

16. Mastering the Fine Art of Examsmanship

17. How to Make Facluty Members Like You

18. "Hitting the Wall" Is Part of the Law School Experience

19. How to Get the Most from Your Legal Education

20. Facing the Job Market

21. Unhappy Lawyers and How to Avoid Becoming One

22. Work That Matters; Professionalism; Defining It for Yourself

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Estrich, Susan R
Riverhead Books
Estrich, Susan R.
Estrich, Susan
Legal Education
Students & Student Life
General Reference
Reference - General
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