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Friday, June 23, 2017

Weekly Legal Education Roundup

Texas Southern University: Suggested Summer Reading (for incoming students):

*Adela Rogers St. John, Final Verdict (it is out of print, but it is the single best trial lawyer book ever written)
*Francis L. Wellman, The Art of Cross-Examination
*Thomas Thompson, Blood and Money
*John Barth, The Floating Opera
*Melvin Belli, Modern Trials (just be familiar with the concepts)
*David Boies, Courting Justice
*Herman Melville, Billy Budd
*Plain English for Lawyers, Richard Wydick
*Getting to Maybe: How to Excel on Law School Exams, Jeremy R. Paul and Richard Michael Fischl
*One L: The Turbulent True Story of a First Year at Harvard Law School, Scott Turow
*The Five Types of Legal Argument, Wilson Ray Huhn
*Succeeding in Law School, Herbert N. Ramy
*1L of a Ride: A Well-Traveled Professor's Roadmap to Success in the First Year of Law School, Andrew McClurg
*Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Carol Dweck
*Developing Your Professional Identity: Creating Your Inner Lawyer, E. Scott Fruehwald
*Think Like a Lawyer: Legal Reasoning for Law Students and Business Professionals, E. Scott Fruehwald
*Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America, Gilbert King
*A History of American Law, by Lawrence M. Friedman
*Reading Like a Lawyer, Cynthia McKinney
*Law School Without Fear: Strategies for Success, Helene & Marshall Shapo
*The Prince of Tides: A Novel, Pat Conroy (recommended for good story telling and vocabulary)

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