This book has been replaced by a newer edition:

Expert Learning for Law Students

Second Edition

by Michael Hunter Schwartz

Tags: Introduction to Law, Law School Study Aids, Lawyering Skills/Study Aids, Legal Practical Resources, Pre-Law

Table of Contents (PDF)

Teacher's Manual forthcoming

296 pp  $34.00

ISBN 978-1-59460-545-1
eISBN 978-1-61163-333-7

Expert Learning for Law Students is designed to help law students build the analytical skills necessary to succeed in law school, on the bar exam, and in law practice. This book reveals how successful law students and lawyers plan, monitor, and implement their work, and it provides detailed guidance regarding individual student personality types and learning styles. The accompanying workbook includes questions and exercises to assist students in practicing the concepts explained in the text.

The second edition includes greater emphasis on students personalizing all strategy suggestions by adapting strategies to their individual learning styles, personality types, and, most importantly, their results and their evaluations of the causes of those results. It includes additional materials designed to help students deal with law school stress and offers insights for ameliorating that stress developed within the Humanizing Legal Education movement. Tips on time management and avoiding procrastination; a revised discussion on case reading reflecting recent research; a new section on using color as a memorization tool; and a revised discussion of how to apply rules to facts and how to apply and distinguish cases are also provided.

Supplementary Materials

Expert Learning for Law Students Workbook cover

Expert Learning for Law Students Workbook, Second Edition

by Michael Hunter Schwartz

2008, 176 pp, paper, ISBN 978-1-59460-552-9