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Handouts & Helpful Links

The Academic Support Program holds a number of workshops for first year law students. Click on the title listed below to download various articles and handouts distributed at these programs.

Teaching Assistant Resources for Students

Periodically, teaching assistants will post handouts and other resources for students in their classes. Many of these materials are created for the small group sessions, but are available to everyone in the class through this website or by contacting your Teaching Assistant.

Books and Other Helpful Resources

There is an endless number of books and other products providing suggestions on how to succeed in law school. Below you will find a few that students have mentioned as particularly helpful. If you know of another useful book that is not in this list, please email Student Services to have it added.

Fischel, Richard Michael & Paul, Jeremy. Getting to Maybe - How to Excel on Law School Exams.

Nygren, Carolyn J. Starting Off Right in Law School.

Shapo, Helene & Shapo, Marshall. Law School Without Fear: Strategies for Success (2nd edition).

Stropus, Ruta K. & Taylor, Charlotte D. Bridging the Gap Between College and Law School: Strategies for Success.

Tonsing, Dennis J. 1000 Days to the Bar But the Practice of Law Begins Now: How to Achieve Your Personal Best in Law School.

StoreLaw Outliner 2.0
This computer program is designed to help students organize case briefs, class notes, secondary source notes, and key information from all classes. Computer-savvy students may find this beneficial. You can purchase the program at the IIT Downtown Campus Bookstore. Additional information is available on Amazon.