Published on September 7, 2020  
Now that we are a few weeks into the Fall semester, students are beginning to figure out the routines that work best for them as they engage in their studies.  They are learning how to prepare for classes, how to write effective answers to legal questions, how to get enough sleep, and how to manage stress. For students who want to better understand how to develop strategies for law school success, information can be found within the law library’s collections.  The following are just a few of the titles that can be consulted. 
1L of a Ride: A Well-Traveled Professor’s Roadmap to Success in the First Year of Law School
Author: Andrew J. McClurg
West Academic Publishing, 2017
Critical Reading for Success in Law School and Beyond
Author: Jane Grise
West Academic Publishing, 2017
Excelling in Law School: A Complete Approach
Author: Jason C. Miller
Wolters Kluwer, 2013
The Guide to Belonging in Law School
Author: Russell A. McClain
West Academic Publishing, 2020
A Short & Happy Guide to Being a Law Student: A Daily Companion for Law School, Practice and Life
Author: Paula Ann Franzese
West Academic Publishing, 2014
A Weekly Guide to Being a Model Law Student  
Author: Alex Ruskell
West Academic Publishing, 2015
Writing Essay Exams to Succeed in Law School: Not Just to Survive
Author: John C. Dernbach
Wolters Kluwer, 2014
Additional resources can be found in the Academic Success collection of the West Academic Study Aids database. Also, other resources can be found by exploring the Online Library or the law library’s online catalog
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