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Pre-Law Studies

Recommended Reading List

Understanding the Legal Profession
Recommended Reading List by George LaNoue, PhD (Hanover College '59)

Non Fiction

Arrow, Deborah, What you can do with a Law degree?; A Lawyers Guide to Career Alternatives Inside, Outside and Around the Law, Niche Press 1999 

Deaver, Jeff, The Complete Law School Companion : How to Excel at America's Most Demanding Post-Graduate Curriculum 2nd ed. (John Wiley and Sons, 1992).

Dershowitz, Alan M. Letters to a Young Lawyer, (Basic Books, 2001).

Fisher, David, Cochran, Johnnie, A Lawyer's Life, (Griffin Trade Paperback, 2003).

Goulden, Joseph,  The Money Lawyers, St. Martin's Press 2006

Greenberg, Hindi, The Lawyer's Career Change Handbook: More Than 300 Things You Can Do With a Law Degree, (Quill Publishers, 1998).

Lesnick, Howard, Being a Lawyer: Individual Choice and Responsibility in the Practice of Law, (West Publishers, 1992).

Lewis, Anthony, Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment, (Vintage Books, 1992) 

Luban, David, The Good Lawyer: Lawyers' Roles and Lawyers' Ethics, (Rowman and Littlefield, 1984).

Mayer, Martin, The Lawyers, (Harper Collins, 1967).

Moll, Richard W., The Lure of the Law: Why People Become Lawyers and What the Profession  to Them.   Penguin

Moliterno, James E. and Frederic Ira Leidner, Law, Law Study and the Lawyer's Role,  Carolina Academic Press. 2010

Noyes, Shana Connell, et al., Acing Your First Year of Law School: The Ten Steps to Success You Won't Learn in Class, (William S. Hein and Co., 1999).

Nygren, Carolyn. Starting Off Right in Law School,  Carolina Academic Press. 2011.

Princeton Review, Law School Essays that Work, 2nd ed.  

Ramy, Herbert N. Succeeding in Law School, Carolina Academic Press, 2010.

Rosenthal, Douglas E. Lawyer and Client: Who's in Charge?, (Transaction Publications, 1977).

Schreiter, Larry, The Happy Lawyer: How to Gain More Satisfaction, Suffer Less Stress, & Enjoy Higher Earnings in Your Law Practice, (Shiloh Publications, 1999).

Strick, Anne, Injustice for All, (Putnam Publishing Group, 1977).

Stopus, Rita K. and Charlotte D. Taylor, Bridging the Gap Between College and Law School: Strategies for Success, Carolina Academic Press.2009. 

Turow, Scott. One L: The Turbulent True Story of a First Year At Harvard Law School, (Warner Books, 1997).

Wishman, Seymour, What a Criminal lawyer Does and What it Does to Him: Confessions of a Criminal Lawyer, (Times Books, 1981).


Grisham, John, The Street Lawyer, (Dell Publishers, 1999).

Grisham, John, The Firm, (Island Books, 1992).

Grisham, John, King of Torts, (Dell Publishers, 2003).

Turow, Scott, Limitations, 2006

Turow, Scott, Reversible Errors, (Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2002)

Turow, Scott, Personal Injuries, (Warner Vision, 2000)

Turow, Scott, Presumed Innocent, (Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1987)

Turow, Scott, Pleading Guilty, (Warner Books, 1994).