Handouts and Helpful Links

The Academic Skills Program provides a variety of workshops for Chicago-Kent law students.  Click on the title listed below to download articles and handouts distributed at these programs.

Preparing for Class

Outlining

Exam Preparation

Books and Other Resources

There is an endless number of books and other resources 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 Dawn Young to have it added.

  • English Language Tips and Resources for International Students
  • Fischel, Richard Michael & Paul, Jeremy.  Getting to Maybe - How to Excel on Law School Exams
  • Krieger, Lawrence.  The Hidden Sources of Law School Stress: Avoiding the Mistakes That Create Unhappy and Unprofessional Lawyers
  • 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