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

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

1. Model Rules of Professional Conduct

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Legal Education Profession - 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


2. Reading Like a Lawyer: Time-Saving Strategies for Reading Law Like an Expert

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

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  • Author: Ruth Ann McKinney
  • Publisher: Carolina Academic Press; Second Edition (July 24, 2012)
  • Genre: Law, Law Practice
  • ISBN: 978-1611631104
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.75 x 7.75 inches


3. Expert Learning for Law Students

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

The third edition of Expert Learning for Law Students is a reorganization and rethinking of this highly regarded law school success text. It retains the core insights and lessons from prior editions while updating the materials to reflect recent insights such as mindset theory, attribution theory, chunking for use, and interleaving learning. The text includes exercises and step-by-step guides to engage readers in the process of becoming expert learners-including specific strategies for succeeding in law school.

  • Author: Michael Hunter Schwartz
  • Publisher: Carolina Academic Pr; 3rd edition (September 10, 2018)
  • Genre: Law, Legal Education
  • ISBN: 978-1611639650
  • Dimensions: 7 x 0.75 x 10 inches


4. How to Be Sort of Happy in Law School

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

Each year, over 40,000 new students enter America's law schools. Each new crop experiences startlingly high rates of depression, anxiety, fatigue, and dissatisfaction. Kathryne M. Young was one of those disgruntled law students. After finishing law school (and a PhD), she set out to learn more about the law school experience and how to improve it for future students. Young conducted one of the most ambitious studies of law students ever undertaken, charting the experiences of over 1000 law students from over 100 different law schools, along with hundreds of alumni, dropouts, law professors, and more. How to Be Sort of Happy in Law School is smart, compelling, and highly readable. Combining her own observations and experiences with the results of her study and the latest sociological research on law schools, Young offers a very different take from previous books about law school survival. Instead of assuming her readers should all aspire to law-review-and-big-firm notions of success, Young teaches students how to approach law school on their own terms: how to tune out the drumbeat of oppressive expectations and conventional wisdom to create a new breed of law school experience altogether. Young provides readers with practical tools for finding focus, happiness, and a sense of purpose while facing the seemingly endless onslaught of problems law school presents daily. This book is an indispensable companion for today's law students, prospective law students, and anyone who cares about making law students' lives better. Bursting with warmth, realism, and a touch of firebrand wit, How to Be Sort of Happy in Law School equips law students with much-needed wisdom for thriving during those three crucial years.

  • Author: Kathryne M. Young
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press; 1st edition (August 7, 2018)
  • Genre: Law, Legal Education
  • ISBN: 978-0804799768
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.78 x 9 inches


5. Essential Lawyering Skills: Interviewing, Counseling, Negotiation, and Persuasive Fact Analysis (Aspen Coursebook Series)

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

The Sixth Edition of Essential Lawyering Skills: Interviewing, Counseling, Negotiation, and Persuasive Fact Analysis continues to emphasize the role of the attorney in the lawyer-client relationship. Widely respected practitioners and teachers, the authors’ introductions, visual aids, and realistic examples illuminate the basic mechanics of these key skills. Case situations and problem-solving scenarios engage students in developing essential lawyering skills that mirror legal practice. The topic of professional responsibility is integrated throughout. New to the Sixth Edition: New co-author René Hutchins brings her new perspective to the course Updated and improved design makes the material more accessible for today’s student Increased coverage of negotiation in the plea-bargaining context Updated examination of the use of electronic media in fact analysis and negotiation Professors and students will benefit from: An emphasis on practice and the mechanics of negotiation and persuasion, rather than on theory Complete coverage of problem solving, interviewing, counseling, negotiation, and fact analysis Remarkably clear and penetrating discussion of the persuasive value of facts, supported by useful visual aids Generous use of interesting examples that place topics in context Integrated coverage of professional responsibility where appropriate Experienced authors, who draw upon many years of teaching and writing about lawyering skills

  • Author: Stefan H. Krieger
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer; 6th edition (February 2, 2020)
  • Genre: Law, Legal Education
  • ISBN: 978-1543808889
  • Dimensions: 7 x 1.16 x 10 inches


6. Professional Responsibility: A Contemporary Approach (Interactive Casebook Series)

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

CasebookPlus Hardbound - New, hardbound print book includes lifetime digital access to an eBook, with the ability to highlight and take notes, and 12-month access to a digital Learning Library that includes self-assessment quizzes tied to this book, leading study aids, an outline starter, and Gilbert Law Dictionary.

  • Author: Renee Jefferson
  • Publisher: West Academic Publishing; 4th edition (April 13, 2020)
  • Genre: Law, Legal Education
  • ISBN: 978-1642422856


7. Paralegal Career For Dummies

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

Your career as a top-notch paralegal starts here The demand for paralegal professionals is exploding, and Paralegal Career For Dummies, 2nd Edition explains the skills and requirements needed to pursue this rewarding career. Inside, you’ll discover the ins and outs of paralegal skills, from preparing documents and performing legal research to obtaining certification, job hunting, and understanding legal concepts. Use this hands-on guide to help in your career considerations, bolster your paralegal training, or as an everyday on-the-job reference. Paralegal Career For Dummies will be your trusty assistant through all phases of your life as a paralegal, taking you forward with tips on networking and joining professional organizations that will enhance your career. Discover the job skills required for success as a paralegal Learn important legal concepts you’ll need on the job Access forms, templates, and examples on the companion website Develop strategies to manage time and advance your career Complete with a companion website containing a wealth of valuable information, this book covers everything you need to become a top-notch paralegal.

  • Author: Scott A. Hatch
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 2nd edition (April 30, 2019)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Job Hunting & Careers
  • ISBN: 978-1119564911
  • Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.9 x 9 inches


8. The Small Firm Roadmap: A Survival Guide to the Future of Your Law Practice

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

Let’s be honest: traditional small law firm practice isn’t working. Too many solo practice and small firm lawyers struggle to generate enough cashflow, get clients, meet expectations, hire the right team members, or use technology. Some small firm and solo lawyers even struggle with mental health issues or substance abuse. It doesn’t have to be that way. What if you could own and manage the law firm of your dreams without the 80-hour workweeks?There’s a demand for the services provided by small firm lawyers, but your law firm business plan and solo law practice strategy should align with what clients need.In The Small Firm Roadmap, the innovative team at, Aaron Street, Sam Glover, Stephanie Everett, and Marshall Lichty offer a proven path in this practical guide to help you:Gain clarity around your law career and success in solo practice or small firm management through vision-castingShift into a future-oriented law firm focused on value and client engagementCreate roles and hire for the right cultural and functional fitMatch your strategies and process with how clients make decisions todayDevelop pricing models that attract and convert your ideal clientsMaster all three personal roles in your firm as entrepreneur, firm manager, and lawyer technician The Small Firm Roadmap is your guide to the future of law practice with a client-centric law firm management model.Isn’t it time to get what you want from your small law firm?

  • Author: Aaron Street
  • Publisher: Lawyerist Publishing (August 30, 2019)
  • Genre: Law, Law Practice
  • ISBN: 978-1544504797
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.96 x 8.5 inches


9. The Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How It's Broken

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

"I’m a barrister, a job which requires the skills of a social worker, relationship counsellor, arm-twister, hostage negotiator, named driver, bus fare-provider, accountant, suicide watchman, coffee-supplier, surrogate parent and, on one memorable occasion, whatever the official term is for someone tasked with breaking the news to a prisoner that his girlfriend has been diagnosed with gonorrhoea.” Welcome to the world of the Secret Barrister. These are the stories of life inside the courtroom. They are sometimes funny, often moving, and ultimately life-changing. How can you defend a child-abuser you suspect to be guilty? What do you say to someone sentenced to 10 years who you believe to be innocent? What is the law and why do we need it? And why do they wear those stupid wigs? From the criminals to the lawyers, the victims, witnesses, and officers of the law, here is the best and worst of humanity, all struggling within a broken system which would never be off the front pages if the public knew what it was really like. Both a searing first-hand account of the human cost of the criminal justice system, and a guide to how we got into this mess, The Secret Barrister wants to show you what it’s really like and why it really matters.

  • Author: Secret Barrister
  • Publisher: Pan Books; Reprint edition (June 1, 2019)
  • Genre: Law, Legal Education
  • ISBN: 978-1509841141
  • Dimensions: 5 x 1.1 x 7.7 inches


10. The Formation of Professional Identity: The Path from Student to Lawyer

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

Becoming a lawyer is about much more than acquiring knowledge and technique. As law students learn the law and acquire some basic skills, they are also inevitably forming a deep sense of themselves in their new roles as lawyers. That sense of self – the student’s nascent professional identity – needs to take a particular form if the students are to fulfil the public purposes of lawyers and find deep meaning and satisfaction in their work. In this book, Professors Patrick Longan, Daisy Floyd, and Timothy Floyd combine what they have learned in many years of teaching and research concerning the lawyer’s professional identity with lessons derived from legal ethics, moral psychology, and moral philosophy. They describe in depth the six virtues that every lawyer needs as part of his or her professional identity, and they explore both the obstacles to acquiring and deploying those virtues and strategies for overcoming those impediments. The result is a straightforward guide for law students on how to cultivate a professional identity that will allow them to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others and to flourish as individuals.

  • Author: Patrick Emery Longan
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1st edition (September 30, 2019)
  • Genre: Law, Law Practice
  • ISBN: 978-1138651692
  • Dimensions: 6.85 x 0.33 x 9.69 inches