1L of a Ride: A Well-Traveled Professor's Roadmap to Success in the First Year of Law School
- Edition: 2nd
- Publication Date: March 11th, 2013
- ISBN: 9780314283054
- Subject: Academic Success
- Series: Career Guides
- Type: Academic/Prof. Development
- Description: 1L of a Ride provides a candid step-by-step roadmap to both academic and emotional success in law school’s critical first year. Covered topics in this newly updated, revised, and expanded second edition include: top student fears, the first-year curriculum, effective class participation, types of law students and professors, case-briefing, note-taking, course-outlining, legal research and writing, exam preparation, essay and multiple-choice exam strategies, stress management, the impact of law school on outside relationships, special challenges faced by part-time and nontraditional students, and much more. Shows rather than tells with dozens of anecdotes and comments from real law students, as well as authentic samples of Socratic dialogue, exam questions, student case briefs, class notes, and course outlines. McClurg is an award-winning professor and noted legal humorist with experience teaching at several law schools.