This Monday, August 24, is the first day of classes for the Fall 2015 semester at the University of Houston Law Center. Many of the arriving students will be 1L or foreign LLM students, each of whom will receive their first introductions to an academic system that in some ways is notably different from anything in their educational background.
For anyone interested, the O'Quinn Law Library collection contains a number of resources designed specifically to help these new law students find their footing. The following books are held on reserve:
Nygren, Starting off Right in Law School
Miller, Law School Confidential
Edwards, LL.M. Roadmap
Noyes & Noyes, Acing Your First Year of Law School
And the following books are in the library stacks available to be checked out:
- Gallacher, Coming to Law School
- Stropus & Taylor, Bridging the Gap Between College and Law School
- Gader-Shafran, The International Students' Survival Guide to Law School in the United States
- Chang & Gómez, The Unofficial Guide to U.S. Legal Studies for Foreign Lawyers
- JD Jungle, The Law School Survival Guide
- Rapoport & Van Niel, Law School Survival Manual
- Christensen, "One L of a Year"
- May, Roberts & Shelton, What the L?
- Schwartz, Expert Learning for Law Students
- Christensen, Learning Outside the Box: A Handbook for Law Students who Learn Differently
- Hirshman, A Woman's Guide to Law School
- Shadel, Finding Your Voice in Law School
- Friedman & Goldberg, Open Book: Succeeding on Exams from the First Day of Law School
- Ramy, Succeeding in Law School
- George & Sherry, What Every Law Student Really Needs to Know
- Parrish & Knolton, Hard-Nosed Advice from a Cranky Law Professor