Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Law. 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
- 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
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. Critical Race Theory (Third Edition): An Introduction (Critical America, 20)
Updated to include the Black Lives Matter movement, the presidency of Barack Obama, the rise of hate speech on the Internet, and more Since the publication of the first edition of Critical Race Theory in 2001, the United States has lived through two economic downturns, an outbreak of terrorism, and the onset of an epidemic of hate directed against immigrants, especially undocumented Latinos and Middle Eastern people. On a more hopeful note, the country elected and re-elected its first black president and has witnessed the impressive advance of gay rights. As a field, critical race theory has taken note of all these developments, and this primer does so as well. It not only covers a range of emerging new topics and events, it also addresses the rise of a fierce wave of criticism from right-wing websites, think tanks, and foundations, some of which insist that America is now colorblind and has little use for racial analysis and study. Critical Race Theory is essential for understanding developments in this burgeoning field, which has spread to other disciplines and countries. The new edition also covers the ways in which other societies and disciplines adapt its teachings and, for readers wanting to advance a progressive race agenda, includes new questions for discussion, aimed at outlining practical steps to achieve this objective.
- Author: Richard Delgado
- Publisher: NYU Press; 3rd edition (March 7, 2017)
- Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Sociology
- ISBN: 978-1479802760
- Dimensions: 5 x 0.57 x 8 inches
4. 10 Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests Volume VI: (PrepTests 72–81)
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
5. Wills, Trusts, and Estates, Tenth Edition [Connected Casebook] (Aspen Casebook)
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
6. A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis
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
7. Get It Together: Organize Your Records So Your Family Won't Have To
Everything you need to get organized Do your loved ones know where to find your life insurance policies, online banking passwords, real estate deeds, or even your will? If you’re like a lot of people, you keep important information―from the whereabouts of family heirlooms to online passwords to automatic bill-pay details―in your head or stashed in the odd desk drawer. Unfortunately, this disorganization will likely cause hassles for those who someday take care of you or your estate. Get It Together provides an easy, straightforward method to help you and others keep track of: secured places and passwords employment records insurance policies real estate records tax records retirement accounts estate planning documents funeral arrangements letters to loved ones We’ve reorganized this 9th edition to make the process more straightforward. In the first half, you’ll find the pages to create your personal planner. In the second half, you’ll find step-by-step instructions and helpful resources. With downloadable forms: organize your records using worksheets (details inside). Save the worksheets to your computer and then complete, print, and store them at your convenience. This workbook provides a complete system for structuring and organizing your information and documents into a records binder. For your ease, a companion Binder & Tab Set is also available on Amazon. To purchase, search for "get it together binder and tab set."
- Author: Melanie Cullen
- Publisher: NOLO; Ninth edition (October 13, 2020)
- Genre: Business & Money, Personal Finance
- ISBN: 978-1413327854
- Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.25 x 11 inches
8. Quicken Willmaker & Trust 2021: Book & Software Kit
Quicken Willmaker & Trust 2021 is the easiest way to create your estate plan, whether you're just getting started or you want to update your previous arrangements. This powerful software guides you through the process from beginning to end, giving you the practical and legal information you need to make the best decisions for you and your family. Quicken Willmaker & Trust 2021 includes: A customized estate plan, including a will, revocable living trust (individual and shared), health care directive, durable power of attorney for finances, and other essential documents An easy-to-use interview format that lets you complete documents at your own pace A user-friendly legal manual to answer common questions A team of lawyer-editors working to ensure each document reflects the laws of your state* Quicken Willmaker & Trust 2021 is the original will-writing software, created and updated regularly by Nolo’s experts. Free legal updates will keep your program current through 2021. Technical support is also available. Here’s more about the documents you can make with Quicken Willmaker & Trust 2021 : Your Will: The heart of every estate plan is a will, also known as a last will and testament. This legal document puts you in control of who inherits your property and who would take care of your children if it were ever necessary. Without a will, state law determines these issues. Your will also allows you to name an executor (sometimes called a “personal representative”) to carry out your wishes. And you can appoint a trusted person to manage property left to young people. With Quicken Willmaker & Trust 2021 , you can revise and update your will whenever you like. Living Trust: Use a living trust to help your estate avoid probate after you die. Like a will, a living trust distributes property to the people you name. But unlike a will, property that passes through a living trust can be passed directly to your beneficiaries, without waiting for court approval -- saving your beneficiaries time and money. With Quicken Willmaker & Trust 2021 , you can make an individual trust or make a shared trust with your spouse. You can also use the program to create revocations of trust (if you want to end your trust) and certifications of trust (so that you don’t have to show your entire trust to financial institutions). You can also use the trust restatement to update your trust as often as you like, without needing to retitle your property. Your Health Care Directive: Spare your loved ones difficult decisions by laying out your wishes for medical care (living will) and naming someone to carry out your instructions (power of attorney for health care). Your Durable Power of Attorney for Finances: A durable power of attorney ensures that someone you trust (called your "agent" or "attorney-in-fact") will be on hand to manage the many practical, financial tasks that will arise if you become incapacitated. For example, bills must be paid, bank deposits must be made and someone must handle insurance and benefits paperwork. In most cases, a durable power of attorney for finances is the best way to take care of tasks like these. Your Final Arrangements: Plan a funeral or other ceremony and ease the burden on your loved ones. Describe your preferences for burial, cremation, memorials, obituaries and more. Documents for Your Executor: Make sure your executor has all the forms and instructions necessary to do the job: checklists, letters, notices and claim forms. Information for Caregivers and Survivors: Organize your information so that your survivors don't have to. Use these documents to give them details about everything from bank accounts, to passwords, to the names of people you'd like contacted in the event of your illness or death. Letter to Survivors: Use the Letter to Survivors to leave your loved ones detailed explanations about your decisions. For example, you may want to let them know why you made certain gifts or named a particular person to be your executor. You can also use your letter to leave some general thoughts about your life. Personal Finance Documents: Over a dozen forms let you handle common financial situations, such as lending or borrowing money between friends or family, creating a bill of sale, and closing a credit card account. Home & Family Documents: Practical forms you can use every day to help run your home and keep your family safe, including authorizations and agreements, promissory notes, limited powers of attorney, and child and elder care forms. BONUS : With Quicken Willmaker & Trust 2021 you also get the e-book Special Needs Trust: Protect Your Child's Financial Future . Learn how to provide for a loved one with special needs without jeopardizing government benefits. Includes all of the forms and information you need to make a third-party special needs trust. * Quicken Willmaker & Trust 2021 is designed to be used only in the United States of America, and its estate planning documents are not valid in Louisiana or U.S. Territories. Quicken Willmaker & Trust 2021 is reviewed regularly by Nolo’s expert attorneys. The 2021 edition includes many important legal and technical improvements. Automatic updates will keep your program current through 2021.
- Author: Editors of Nolo
- Publisher: NOLO; 2021st edition (October 27, 2020)
- Genre: Business & Money, Personal Finance
- ISBN: 978-1413327991
- Dimensions: 7 x 1.5 x 9 inches
9. US Citizenship Test Study Guide 2021 and 2022: Naturalization Test Prep for all 100 USCIS Civics Questions and Answers [3rd Edition]
APEX Test Prep's US Citizenship Test Study Guide 2021 and 2022: Naturalization Test Prep for all 100 USCIS Civics Questions and Answers 3rd Edition Preparing for your test shouldn't be harder than the test itself. To that end, our APEX Test Prep team packs our guides with everything you need. This includes testing tips, straightforward instruction, comprehensive material, practice questions, and detailed answer explanations. All these are used to help study for the US Citizenship exam. We want you to succeed. Get our APEX Test Prep US Citizenship test questions and study guide to get: Test-Taking Tips: We can help reduce your test anxiety. You can pass with confidence. These APEX Test Prep tips help you know how the test works. Straightforward Instruction: APEX Test Prep’s US Citizenship material is easy to understand. We also have information about the test itself. This includes time limits and registration details. Comprehensive Material: Our APEX Test Prep team has all the information that could be on your exam in this guide. You’ll be prepared for any question. US Citizenship Practice Test Questions: Test out your skills. The questions written by APEX Test Prep are as close as possible to the actual test. You're training with the pros! Detailed Answer Explanations: Every practice test comes with an in-depth answer key. Miss a question? Don’t know why? These APEX Test Prep explanations show you where you went wrong. Now, you can avoid making the same mistake on the actual exam. Get the experts of APEX Test Prep on your side. Don't miss out on this top-notch guide. Life is difficult. Test prep doesn't have to be.
- Author: Greg Bridges
- Publisher: APEX Test Prep (October 9, 2020)
- Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
- ISBN: 978-1628457162
- Dimensions: 5 x 0.19 x 7 inches
10. Property [Connected Casebook] (Aspen Casebook)
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