• Publication Date: August 20, 2009
  • ISBN: Print (Paperback): 9781552211731
  • ISBN: Digital (PDF): 9781552212462
  • ISBN: Digital (EPUB): 9781552216071
  • 336 pages; 6" x 9"
Filed Under: Legal Education

The Law School Book, 3/e

Succeeding at Law School


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Product Description

This new edition of The Law School Book is essential reading for anyone beginning the study of law or for those considering application to law school. Professor Hutchinson explores both the theoretical foundations of the Canadian legal system and the practical demands on law students today with humour and perceptiveness. His aim is to “provide the reader with insights and tips on how to cope with the routines of law school life and succeed in becoming a good law student and an even better lawyer.” As a basic orientation to the law the book is accessible, though-provoking and, at times, controversial. The Law School Book should be the first on the shelf of any aspiring lawyer.

CHAPTER 1: So, You Want to Go to Law School? The Inside Story
CHAPTER 2: Let’s Get Jurisprudential: The Study of Law
CHAPTER 3: This Crazy Little Thing Called “Law”: Legal Materials and Institutions
CHAPTER 4: Get a Real Life: Living Through Law School
CHAPTER 5: Making Moves: Legal Reasoning
CHAPTER 6: The Write Stuff: Putting on the Style
CHAPTER 7: Making Friends: The Basics of Legal Research
CHAPTER 8: Stand and Deliver: Doing a Moot
CHAPTER 9: In the Belly of the Beast: Writing Exams
CHAPTER 10: Is There Life After Law School? Articling, Lawyering, and Other Possibilities
APPENDIX A: Long Legal Memorandum
APPENDIX B: Short Legal Memorandum
APPENDIX C: Model Factum
APPENDIX D: Model Examination Question

“Funny and profound, this remarkable book is an indispensable guide to the terrors of law school.”
Clayton Ruby, of the Ontario Bar
“… a practical, thoughtful and colourful guide for all those interested in the modern study of law.”
Sheilah Martin, Faculty of Law University of Calgary
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