1L of a Ride: A Well-Traveled Professor's Roadmap to Success in the First Year of Law School

Author: McClurg, Andrew J.
Edition: 4th
Copyright Date: 2021
  • Publication Date: May 7th, 2021
  • ISBN: 9781684679386
  • Subject: Academic Success
  • Series: Career Guides
  • Type: Academic/Prof. Development
  • Description: Assigned as required or recommended reading at law schools throughout the country, 1L of a Ride provides a candid, comprehensive roadmap to both academic and emotional success in law school’s crucial first year. Legal education continues to evolve and so does this classic work. Told in an accessible first-person voice, covered topics in this updated, revised, and expanded fourth edition include pre-planning, top student fears, the first-year curriculum, the Socratic and case methods of teaching, effective class participation, the top habits of successful students, essential study techniques, legal research and writing, exam strategies, maintaining well-being, online learning, career planning, and much more. Combines comments from hundreds of law students, empirical research, and authentic samples of signature documents from the 1L experience, including exam questions, Socratic dialogue, and student case-briefs, class notes, and course outlines. McClurg is an award-winning professor who taught at six different law schools.