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The Law School Book

The Law School Book

Succeeding at law school

3rd edition

By Allan C Hutchinson


This third edition of The Law School Book is essential reading for anyone beginning the study of law or for those considering application to law school in Canada. 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, thought-provoking and, at times, controversial. The Law School Book should be the first on the shelf of any aspiring Canadian lawyer.


So, You Want to Go to Law School? The Inside Story
Let's Get Jurisprudential: The Study of Law
This Crazy Little Thing Called "Law": Legal Materials and Institutions
Get a Real Life: Living Through Law School
Making Moves: Legal Reasoning
The Write Stuff: Putting on the Style
Making Friends: The Basics of Legal Research
Stand and Deliver: Doing a Moot
In the Belly of the Beast: Writing Exams
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


Published July 2009
Publisher Irwin Law (Canada)
ISBN 9781552211731
Australian RRP $39.95
International Price $35.00
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