1L Guide on Research, Analysis and Exam Prep

This guide is designed for first-year law students who are looking for materials to help them with their legal research and writing course (LARAW), and basic legal analysis. There is also a section on preparing for exams.

General Reference

Fischl, Richard Michael. Getting to Maybe : How to Excel on Law School Exams.  1999.
KF283 F57 1999

Munneke, Gary A.  How to Succeed in Law School.  4th edition, 2008.
KF283 M86 2009 

Noyes, Shana Connell.  Acing Your First Year of Law School :  the Ten Steps to Success You Won't Learn in Class. 1999.
KF283 N69 1999  

Prince, Mary Miles. Prince's Dictionary of Legal Citations : a Reference Guide for Attorneys, Legal Secretaries, Paralegals, and Law Students. (W.S. Hein, 2006-)
KF245 .P74

Shapo, Helen.  Law School Without Fear : Strategies for Success.  3rd edition, 2009.
KF386 .S44 2009

Walton, Kimm Alayne.  Strategies & Tactics for the First Year Law Student : Maximize Your Grades.
KF283 .W35 2004


Clary, Bradley G. & Pamela Lysaught. Successful Legal Analysis and Writing : the Fundamentals. 2nd edition. (Thomson/West, 2006) KF250 C553 2006

Delaney, John. Learning Legal Reasoning : Briefing, Analysis and Theory. (Delaney Publications, c1987, 1992 printing) KF240 D442 1987

Hill, Cassandra L. & Katherine T.  Vukadin.  Legal Analysis : 100 Exercises for Mastery, Practice for Every Law Student.  (LexisNexis, 2012) KF240 .H523 2012

McFadden, Patrick M.  A Student's Guide to Legal Analysis : Thinking Like a Lawyer.  (Aspen Law & Business, 2001) KF283 M396 2001

McKinney, Ruth Ann.  Reading Like a Lawyer : Time-saving Strategies for Reading Law Like an Expert.  2nd edition. (Carolina Academic Press, c2012) KF283 .M398 2012

Ramy, Herbert N.  Succeeding in law school.  2nd edition. (Carolina Academic Press, c2010) KF283 .R36 2010

Romantz, David S.  Legal Analysis : the Fundamental Skill.  2nd edition.  (Carolina Academic Press, c2009)  KF240 .R63 2009

Shapo, Helene S., Marilyn R. Walter & Elizabeth Fajans. Writing and Analysis in the Law. 5th ed. (Foundation Press, 2008) KF250 S5 2008

Wendel, Peter T.  Deconstructing Legal Analysis : a 1L Primer.  (Aspen Publishers, 2009)  KF283 W46 2009

Heafey Law Library Research Team