ELangdell® is the electronic press of "The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI®)", with a mission to publish more open books for legal education. To coincide with the start of thelaw school academic year, ELangdell is providing a free download of the book, "Law School Materials for Success" by Barbara Glesner Fines, Associate Dean & Rubey M. Hulen Professor of Law University of Missouri Kansas City.
"The first year of law school is, for many people, one of the most significant transitions of their adult life. Law school demands a lot as it helps you make the transition from your prior identity as student (or as some other occupational role) to your new identity as an attorney. To meet the demands of law school, it is often helpful to have the big picture before you begin – a sense of what it is you are trying to do as you prepare for classes, participate in those classes, review and prepare for exams, take exams, and then begin the cycle once again.
Law School Materials for Success is designed to give you the essentials of that process. It is purposefully brief – most law students do not have the time for an extensive examination of the study of law school. Rather, they need a source for some basic, critical advice and some pointers on where to go for more if necessary. That is what this book and the accompanying podcasts are designed to provide. "