Do Well in Law School by Reading. For Pleasure.
Read good literature. Fiction. Nonfiction. Newspapers. Even blogs. Doesn’t matter, as long as it’s well written.
Good writing comes from good thinking. And good thinking comes from good reading. That’s where you’ll discover and absorb effective techniques to inform, persuade, motivate, comfort and assure.
Most students are passionate about working hard toward earning their JD. But working smart is better than just working hard, and making time to read is a valuable way to exercise your passion for learning.
Here are some suggestions:
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges, Antonin Scalia & Bryan A. Garner
One L, Scott Turow
How to Argue and Win Every Time, Gerry Spence
Anonymous Lawyer, Jeremy Blachman
Bleak House, Charles Dickens
Plain English for Lawyers, Richard C. Wydick
The Trial, Franz Kafka