Top 10 Best Books to Read in Legal Education - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Legal Education. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 21st Edition


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Legal Education - August 2021

  • Author: Harvard Law Review
  • Publisher: Harvard Law Review Association; 21st edition (September 1, 2020)
  • Genre: Law, Law Practice
  • ISBN: 978-0578666150
  • Dimensions: 5.7 x 0.9 x 8.4 inches

                 

2. The LSAT Trainer: A Remarkable Self-Study Guide For The Self-Driven Student


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Legal Education - August 2021

The LSAT Trainer is an LSAT prep book specifically designed for self-motivated self-study students who are seeking significant score improvement on the Law School Admission Test. It is simple, smart, and remarkably effective. Teachers, students, and reviewers all agree: The LSAT Trainer is the most advanced and effective LSAT prep product available today. Whether you are new to the LSAT or have been studying for a while, you will find invaluable benefit in the Trainer's teachings, strategies, drills, and solutions. The LSAT Trainer includes: over 200 official LSAT questions and real-time solutions simple and battle-tested strategies for every type of Logical Reasoning question, Reading Comprehension question, and Logic Game over 30 original and unique drills designed to help develop LSAT-specific skills and habits access to a variety of free study schedules, notebook organizers, and much more.

  • Author: Mike Kim
  • Publisher: Artisanal Publishing; 2nd edition (April 2, 2017)
  • Genre: Test Preparation, Graduate School
  • ISBN: 978-0989081535
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.35 x 11 inches

                 

3. 10 Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests Volume VI: (PrepTests 72–81)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Legal Education - August 2021

For pure practice at an unbelievable price, you can't beat the 10 Actual series. Each book includes: 10 previously administered LSATs, an answer key for each test, a writing sample for each test,score-conversion tables, and sample Comparative Reading questions and explanations.

  • Author: Law School Admission Council
  • Publisher: Law School Admission Council (October 4, 2017)
  • Genre: Test Preparation, Graduate School
  • ISBN: 978-0998339788
  • Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.3 x 0.9 inches

                 

4. Wills, Trusts, and Estates, Tenth Edition [Connected Casebook] (Aspen Casebook)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Legal Education - August 2021

Buy a  new version  of this Connected Casebook and receive  access  to the  online e-book ,  practice questions  from your favorite study aids, and an  outline tool  on CasebookConnect, the all in one learning solution for law school students. CasebookConnect offers you what you need most to be successful in your law school classes – portability, meaningful feedback, and greater efficiency. Hailed as one of the best casebooks in legal education, the text combines interesting cases, thoughtful analysis, notes, images, and a clear organization for an excellent teaching tool. Retaining the late Jesse Dukeminier’s blend of wit, erudition, and playfulness, the Tenth Edition uses cartoons, illustrations, case documents, and photographs to provide visual commentary that augments the wide-ranging cases and other readings. Sidebars on relevant but unique persons, places, and events provide thought-provoking and fascinating context. This casebook is not only fun to read, but fun for professors to teach. New to the Tenth Edition: All new section on electronic or digital wills and the emerging case law that has begun to accept them All new section on trust decanting , now recognized in 25 states, with attention to the breadth of statutory and case law treatments of decanting Reworked coverage of same-sex marriage in light of Obergefell v. Hodges and refreshed treatment of inheritance rights for cohabiting unmarried partners Updated and expanded coverage of wealth and income inequality Refreshed treatment, with updated case law, on undue influence Attention to new case law and statutory developments in will execution and reformation of wills for mistake Revised and clarified coverage of revocable trusts and other nonprobate transfers and the difficult relationship of state wealth transfer law with federal pension law Updated treatment of trust fiduciary law , including new case law and statutory developments on directed trusts , waiver of fiduciary duties , and trust investment law Revised treatment of creditor rights to beneficial interests in trust , with attention to choice-of-law rules and growing statutory recognition of self-settled asset protection trusts CasebookConnect  features: ONLINE E-BOOK Law school comes with a lot of reading, so access your enhanced e-book anytime, anywhere to keep up with your coursework. Highlight, take notes in the margins, and search the full text to quickly find coverage of legal topics. PRACTICE QUESTIONS Quiz yourself before class and prep for your exam in the Study Center. Practice questions from  Examples & Explanations ,  Emanuel Law Outlines ,  Emanuel Law in a Flash  flashcards, and other best-selling study aid series help you study for exams while tracking your strengths and weaknesses to help optimize your study time. OUTLINE TOOL Most professors will tell you that starting your outline early is key to being successful in your law school classes. The Outline Tool automatically populates your notes and highlights from the e-book into an editable format to accelerate your outline creation and increase study time later in the semester.

  • Author: Robert H. Sitkoff
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer; 10th edition (June 19, 2017)
  • Genre: Law, Tax Law
  • ISBN: 978-1454876427
  • Dimensions: 7.8 x 1.7 x 10.2 inches

                 

5. A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Legal Education - August 2021

This new edition of the popular text teaches the foundational principles of critical reading, analysis, and writing in a clear and accessible way. By putting the reader in the place of a first-year attorney, the text shows law students how to succeed in law school and in the practice of law.

  • Author: Christine Coughlin
  • Publisher: Carolina Academic Press; 3rd edition (July 19, 2018)
  • Genre: Law, Legal Education
  • ISBN: 978-1531008765
  • Dimensions: 7 x 1.25 x 10 inches

                 



6. Property [Connected Casebook] (Aspen Casebook)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Legal Education - August 2021

Buy a  new version  of this Connected Casebook and receive  access  to the  online e-book ,  practice questions  from your favorite study aids, and an  outline tool  on CasebookConnect, the all in one learning solution for law school students. CasebookConnect offers you what you need most to be successful in your law school classes portability, meaningful feedback, and greater efficiency. Jesse Dukeminier s trademark wit, passion, and human interest perspective has made Property , now in its Ninth Edition, one of the best and best loved casebooks of all time. A unique blend of authority and good humor, you ll find a rich visual design, compelling cases, and timely coverage of contemporary issues. In the Ninth Edition, the authors have created a thoughtful and thorough revision, true to the spirit of the classic Property text. Key Benefits: A new chapter on the Intellectual Property/Property relationship, that gives students a taste of patent law, copyright law, trademark law, and trade secrets law. The chapter highlights the differences and similarities among the legal treatment of real, chattel, and intellectual property. A dynamic, two-color designed casebook that encompasses cases, text, questions, problems, examples and numerous photographs and diagrams. Extended coverage of major recent Supreme Court decisions, including Murr v. Wisconsin , Horne v. Department of Agriculture , and Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States . CasebookConnect  features: ONLINE E-BOOK Law school comes with a lot of reading, so access your enhanced e-book anytime, anywhere to keep up with your coursework. Highlight, take notes in the margins, and search the full text to quickly find coverage of legal topics. PRACTICE QUESTIONS Quiz yourself before class and prep for your exam in the Study Center. Practice questions from  Examples & Explanations ,  Emanuel Law Outlines ,  Emanuel Law in a Flash  flashcards, and other best-selling study aid series help you study for exams while tracking your strengths and weaknesses to help optimize your study time. OUTLINE TOOL Most professors will tell you that starting your outline early is key to being successful in your law school classes. The Outline Tool automatically populates your notes and highlights from the e-book into an editable format to accelerate your outline creation and increase study time later in the semester.

  • Author: Jesse Dukeminier
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer; 9th edition (December 6, 2017)
  • Genre: Law, Business
  • ISBN: 978-1454881995
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 1.9 x 10.2 inches

                 

7. Legal Writing and Analysis (Aspen Coursebook Series)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Legal Education - August 2021

Buy a new version of this Connected Casebook and receive access to the online e-book , practice questions from your favorite study aids, and an outline tool on CasebookConnect, the all in one learning solution for law school students. CasebookConnect offers you what you need most to be successful in your law school classes portability, meaningful feedback, and greater efficiency. This streamlined text offers a straightforward guide to developing legal writing and analysis skills for beginning legal writers. Legal Writing and Analysis, Fifth Edition by Linda Edwards, leads students logically through reading and analyzing the law, writing the discussion of a legal question, and writing office memos, letters, and briefs. The text includes chapters on citation form, writing style, professionalism, and oral argument. The book features special focus on forms of legal reasoning (rules, analogies, policies, principles, customs, inferences, and narrative) complete with examples and exercises. It teaches students to recognize rule structures and use them to organize their document. New to the Fifth Edition: Streamlined chapters and exercises Updated citation materials covering current editions of both citation manuals Product page featuring more material on professional letters and accessible coverage and use of legal theory Professors and students will benefit from: Contextual learning, including important legal method material Superior treatment of how to organize a legal discussion Clear, ample coverage of legal reasoning Practice-oriented approach Numerous examples and short exercises for formative assessment Strong coverage of professional responsibility CasebookConnect  features: ONLINE E-BOOK Law school comes with a lot of reading, so access your enhanced e-book anytime, anywhere to keep up with your coursework. Highlight, take notes in the margins, and search the full text to quickly find coverage of legal topics. PRACTICE QUESTIONS Quiz yourself before class and prep for your exam in the Study Center. Practice questions from  Examples & Explanations ,  Emanuel Law Outlines ,  Emanuel Law in a Flash  flashcards, and other best-selling study aid series help you study for exams while tracking your strengths and weaknesses to help optimize your study time. OUTLINE TOOL Most professors will tell you that starting your outline early is key to being successful in your law school classes. The Outline Tool automatically populates your notes and highlights from the e-book into an editable format to accelerate your outline creation and increase study time later in the semester.

  • Author: Linda H Edwards
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer; 5th edition (March 15, 2019)
  • Genre: Law, Legal Education
  • ISBN: 978-1543805178
  • Dimensions: 7 x 0.78 x 10 inches

                 

8. LSAT Prep Plus 2020-2021: Strategies for Every Section + Real LSAT Questions + Online (Kaplan Test Prep)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Legal Education - August 2021

Kaplan's LSAT Prep Plus 2020-2021 is the single, most up-to-date resource that you need to face the LSAT exam with confidence Official LSAT practice questions and practice exam Instructor-led online workshops and expert video instruction Fully up-to-date for the Digital LSAT  In-depth test-taking strategies to help you score higher We are so certain that LSAT Prep Plus 2020–2021 offers all the knowledge you need to excel on the LSAT that we guarantee it: after studying with the online resources and book, you'll score higher on the LSAT—or you'll get your money back. The Best Review Our LSAT experts have explored the new software extensively and share practical tips for using the digital interface. Study plans will help you make the most of your practice time, regardless of how much time that is. Our exclusive data-driven learning strategies help you focus on what you need to study. In the online resources, an official full-length exam from LSAC, the LSAT testmaker, will help you feel comfortable with the exam format and avoid surprises on Test Day. Hundreds of real LSAT questions with detailed explanations Interactive online instructor-led workshops for expert review Online test analytics that analyze your performance by section and question type Expert Guidance LSAT Prep Plus comes with access to an episode from Kaplan's award-winning LSAT Channel, featuring one of Kaplan's top LSAT teachers. We know the test: Kaplan's expert LSAT faculty teach the world's most popular LSAT course, and more people get into law school with a Kaplan LSAT course than all other major test prep companies combined. Kaplan's experts ensure our practice questions and study materials are true to the test. We invented test prep—Kaplan (www.kaptest.com) has been helping students for 80 years. Our proven strategies have helped legions of students achieve their dreams. The previous edition of this book was titled The LSAT Unlocked 2018–2019.

  • Author: Kaplan Test Prep
  • Publisher: Kaplan Publishing; Second edition (December 24, 2019)
  • Genre: Test Preparation, Graduate School
  • ISBN: 978-1506239163
  • Dimensions: 8.38 x 1.3 x 10.88 inches

                 

9. Model Rules of Professional Conduct


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Legal Education - August 2021

For more than one hundred years, the American Bar Association has provided leadership in legal ethics and professional responsibility through the adoption of professional standards that serve as models of the regulatory law governing the legal profession. The 2021 Edition of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct provides an up-to-date resource for information on lawyer ethics. The Rules, with some variations, have been adopted in 50 jurisdictions. Federal, state, and local courts in all jurisdictions look to the Rules for guidance in resolving lawyer malpractice cases, disciplinary actions, disqualification issues, sanctions questions, and more. This 2021 Edition of the Model Rules includes the amendments to Model Rule 1.8(e) that American Bar Association adopted on August 12, 2020. This amendment allows lawyers, representing someone on a pro bono basis, to provide limited financial assistance to that client.

  • Author: American Bar Association Center for Professional Responsibility
  • Publisher: American Bar Association; 2021st edition (January 8, 2021)
  • Genre: Law, Law Practice
  • ISBN: 978-1641058599
  • Dimensions: 6.15 x 0.64 x 9.02 inches

                 

10. Examples & Explanations: Civil Procedure


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Legal Education - August 2021

A favorite classroom prep tool of successful students that is often recommended by professors, the Examples & Explanations (E&E) series provides an alternative perspective to help you understand your casebook and in-class lectures. Each E&E offers hypothetical questions complemented by detailed explanations that allow you to test your knowledge of the topics in your courses and compare your own analysis. Here's why you need an E&E to help you study throughout the semester: Clear explanations of each class topic, in a conversational, funny style. Features hypotheticals similar to those presented in class, with corresponding analysis so you can use them during the semester to test your understanding, and again at exam time to help you review. It offers coverage that works with ALL the major casebooks, and suits any class on a given topic. The Examples & Explanations series has been ranked the most popular study aid among law students because it is equally as helpful from the first day of class through the final exam.

  • Author: Joseph W. Glannon
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer; 8th edition (January 17, 2018)
  • Genre: Law, Rules & Procedures
  • ISBN: 978-1454894025
  • Dimensions: 7 x 1.7 x 10 inches