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Summer Reading

The following is a list of suggested readings for all incoming LL.M. students:

1. Introduction and Chapter 1;

2. Chapter 2;

3. Chapter 3 through page 63;

4. Chapter 5 through page 96; and

5. Chapter 6 through page 131

  • Ruth Ann McKinney, Reading Like a Lawyer: Time-Saving Strategies for Reading Law Like an Expert, Carolina Academic Press, 2005.
  • Ruth Ann McKinneyKatie Rose Guest Pryal,  Core Grammar for Lawyers (Carolina Press 2011)
  • Andrew J. McClurg, 1L of a Ride: A Well-Traveled Professor’s Roadmap to Success in the First Year of Law School, Thomson West, 2009.
  • William Burnham,  Introduction to the Law and Legal Systems of the United States (West 2011)

Additional Resources:

  • Helene S. Shapo, Marshal S. Shapo,  Law School without Fear: Strategies for Success (Foundation Press 2009)
  • Toni M. Fine, American Legal Systems: A Resource and Reference Guide  (LexisNexis 2008)
  • Herbert N. Ramy, Succeeding in Law School, (Carolina Academic Press, Second Edition, 2010)
  • Lynne Truss,  Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation (Gotham 2006)
  • William Strunk and E.B. White,  The Elements of Style (4th Edition) (Allyn & Bacon 2000)