Students frequently ask what summer reading will best prepare them for 1L year of law school. Though Miami Law generally suggests that the best way to prepare for law school is to arrive relaxed, focused and ready for the hard work that accompanies the study of law, there are numerous books offering advice and strategies for navigating law school. The list below includes some suggestions for books on transitioning to law school from Miami Law’s Academic Achievement Program.
Law School Exams – A Guide to Better Grades, by Alex Schimel (Miami Law’s Associate Director of the Academic Achievement Program and Lecturer in Law)
Bridging the Gap Between College and Law School: Strategies for Success, by Ruta Stropus and Charlotte Taylor
Reading Like a Lawyer, by Ruth Ann McKinney
Succeeding in Law School, by Herbert Ramy
Where to Buy Books?
Refer to a list of local bookstores on the student services page.