My 0L Reading List

I love to read, which is why all the reading that comes along with law school isn't daunting to me at the moment (I'll let you know if that opinion changes once I have to actually read my casebooks). To prepare for law school, I decided to write down a list of books I hope to read before I start my 1L year.

Related: Book Review: Law School Confidential

My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Mary Hartnett, and Wendy W. Williams

Of course, the Notorious RBG had to make this list. This book, which isn't exactly an autobiography, is filled with RBG's writings, from when she was in elementary school to some of her most recent opinions for Supreme Court cases. 

This is one book I've already read, and I tore through it. It was fantastic to see RBG's evolution as a writer, and, naturally, everything she wrote was very compelling and kept me wanting to read more. 

Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges by Antonin Scalia and Bryan A. Garner

This book focuses on legal reasoning and arguments with advice from two experienced and noted legal writers. 

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Even though I read this in middle school, I figured now would be a good time to reread this classic (and maybe rewatch the movie, as well!). 

A Civil Action by Jonathan Hart

I began reading through this not too long ago, but I unfortunately have to take a break so I can read some of my other library books before I need to return them. Anyway, even though I only made it through about 60 pages, I'm already hooked and need to jump back in ASAP.

1L of a Ride: A Well-Traveled Professor's Roadmap to Success in the First Year of Last School by Andrew J. McClurg

When I asked around as to which books to read before starting law school, this one was recommended most often by current and past law students.

Related: Book Review: 1L of a Ride

Angel of Death Row: My Life As A Death Penalty Defense Lawyer by Andrea D. Lyon

I've always been fascinated by true crime, so I was naturally drawn to this when I saw it on the library shelf. Lyon describes her experiences firsthand, so I'm excited to get into this book. 

What are you currently reading?




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