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Going to Law School?: Everything You Need to Know to Choose and Pursue a Degree in Law (Business) [Paperback]

Harry Castleman , Christopher Niewoehner
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14 Aug 1997 0471149071 978-0471149071 1
Is a career in law right for you? Thinking of attending law school? Where should you apply? The verdict is in: This comprehensive guide has the answers to all your questions. Written from the perspectives of a veteran lawyer and a recent law school graduate, this guide covers every aspect of preparing for and pursuing a career in law. Going to Law School? takes you through the entire process––from what you need to do before applying to what you can expect during law school to what career paths you can follow after graduation. You′ll find: ∗ Straight facts on the application and admissions process ∗ Tips on studying for and taking the LSAT ∗ Advice on determining which law school is right for you ∗ An insider′s look at how law schools operate ∗ A thorough survey of career options.

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (14 Aug 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471149071
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471149071
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.3 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,324,336 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Its designed to help anyone considering a career in law.
We designed this book as an easy-to-read guide to the process of choosing to become a lawyer, and then actually applying to law school. The authors are two lawyers, one who has been in practice for 15 years, and one who just graduated from Harvard Law School. We hope that it helps out those who are thinking of going to law school but don't know if they should (or how to go about it). We hope you find it useful.

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Is a career in law right for you? Thinking of attending law school? Where should you apply? The verdict is in: This comprehensive guide has the answers to all your questions. Written from the perspectives of a veteran lawyer and a recent law school graduate, this guide covers every aspect of preparing for and pursuing a career in law. Going to Law School? takes you through the entire process—from what you need to do before applying to what you can expect during law school to what career paths you can follow after graduation. You′ll find: Straight facts on the application and admissions process Tips on studying for and taking the LSAT Advice on determining which law school is right for you An insider′s look at how law schools operate A thorough survey of career options.

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4.0 out of 5 stars An effective tool for the contemplative mind! 7 July 1999
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Overall it is a mental buffet for the curious, potential law student. It offers a little bit of everything, and it's broad description on all aspects(of the law school process) makes it a great read. However, the only problem that I had with the book was that it had a negative tone in the beginning. That tone was a tad discouraging, but once I got into the actual discussion about the various material taught in the three years of law school, I became intrigued again. The latter part of the book was faboo, and I really liked the idea that the book was written from two perspectives. The schedule in the back was wonderful, and I defintely would recommend this book to anyone contemplating law school.
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After he persuades you not to go to law school, he gives very short and common descriptions of what law school is like. I think you would definitely be much better off with another book. A student counselor at any major college or university could have just as easily written this book, and quite possibly done a much better job.
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2.0 out of 5 stars You probably don't need this book 22 April 1998
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I picked up this book after I had been accepted to a law school, but now I feel it was a waste of money. For one thing, I feel that the information is so generic, that any student who has talked someone who is in (or has recently been to) law school or their pre-law advisor would know this. This is espicaly true with the application process. One feeling I got from the book was that it was intended for a freshman in college who is thinking about going about law school. If you are a junior or senior, you probably know the stuff in the book. All and all, not bad but I suggest "How to Succeed in Law School" by Gary Munneke if you want to know what law school itself is about.
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The best thing about this balanced, comprehensive review of law school is that it does not assume that everyone should go to law school. It provides a detailed description about what a law studen'ts life is like and carefully lays out both the costs and benefits of getting a law degree. Those who are dead-set on going to law school might want to skip ahead to the sections on applying, but anyone who is even mildly curious about what law school is like would benefit from the authors' depictions. The book also provides sound advice on deciding where, when, and how to apply; the calendar in the back is especially helpful. Although those who, like me, have already graduated college may find some of the advice on how to choose a major a little belated, the book does its best to be relevant to both younger and older students and doesn't make any assumptions about financial resources or academic qualifications, either. All in all, this book is a well- written primer for anyone thinking of becoming a lawyer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars an absolute must- read for anyone thinking about law school 8 Feb 1998
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Format:Paperback
The best thing about this balanced, comprehensive review of law school is that it does not assume that everyone should go to law school. It provides a detailed description about what a law studen'ts life is like and carefully lays out both the costs and benefits of getting a law degree. Those who are dead-set on going to law school might want to skip ahead to the sections on applying, but anyone who is even mildly curious about what law school is like would benefit from the authors' depictions. The book also provides sound advice on deciding where, when, and how to apply; the calendar in the back is especially helpful. Although those who, like me, have already graduated college may find some of the advice on how to choose a major a little belated, the book does its best to be relevant to both younger and older students and doesn't make any assumptions about financial resources or academic qualifications, either. All in all, this book is a well- written primer for anyone thinking of becoming a lawyer.
4.0 out of 5 stars Law school = big decision. This helps 26 May 2011
By Bill - Published on Amazon.com
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Law school is a WHOPPING big decision. This book (along with several others) helped me decide NOT to go - and I've not regretted the decision. While there are other books like this, this one was one of the better ones (I read almost a dozen).
4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars You probably don't need this book 22 April 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I picked up this book after I had been accepted to a law school, but now I feel it was a waste of money. For one thing, I feel that the information is so generic, that any student who has talked someone who is in (or has recently been to) law school or their pre-law advisor would know this. This is espicaly true with the application process. One feeling I got from the book was that it was intended for a freshman in college who is thinking about going about law school. If you are a junior or senior, you probably know the stuff in the book. All and all, not bad but I suggest "How to Succeed in Law School" by Gary Munneke if you want to know what law school itself is about.
4 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very weak book in comparison to others of the same type. 9 May 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
After he persuades you not to go to law school, he gives very short and common descriptions of what law school is like. I think you would definitely be much better off with another book. A student counselor at any major college or university could have just as easily written this book, and quite possibly done a much better job.
1 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Author, Great Book!! 7 Mar 2001
By Yusuf Paradisi - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Having had a chance to meet the talented Mr. Niewoehner during one of his recent autograph session/book reading at my local Jimbo's Bookwormania, I must confess that I was overwhelmed by is wonderous outlook on life and on law school. I found him, much like his book, to be an inspirational journey into legalistics. I, too, would someday love to attend that institution of institutions, Harvard Law School, and I believe that reading Mr. Niewoehner's book twice or perhaps even three times will start me in the right direction. It is, indeed, what I like to call a "must read" for the lawyers of the future!
Yusuf Paradisi
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