Books & Other Resources
Researching law school can give you a better idea as to what you can do with a law school degree and what life after law school may look like for you! Below are some book titles that give you an insider's perspective on the law profession.
- Law v. Life: What Lawyers are Afraid to Say about the Legal Profession
- To be a Trial Lawyer
F. Lee Bailey
- A Civil Action
- Broken Contract
Richard D. Kahlenberg
- Lives of Lawyers: Journeys in the Organizations of Practice
Michael J. Kelly
- The Lost Lawyer: Failing Ideals of the Legal Profession
Anthony T. Kronman
- The Betrayed Profession: Lawyering at the End of the Twentieth Century
Sol M. Linowitz
- The Lure of the Law: Why People Become Lawyers, and What the Profession Does to Them
Richard W. Moll
- The Soul of the Law
- With Justice for None
- The Buffalo Creek Disaster
Gerald M. Stern
- Double Billing: A Young Lawyer's Tale of Greed, Sex, Lies, and the Pursuit of a Swivel Chair
Here are just a few organizations and activities that can help you to network and develop your interest in law school.
Each fall, the KU Pre-Law Office and the KU Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity invite admissions representatives from law schools across the United States to participate in Pre-Law Day. This forum provides an opportunity for students interested in attending law school to visit with law school representatives and receive valuable information pertinent to pursuin a legal education. Pre-law students do not need to register to attend KU Pre-Law Day.
The Pre-Law Mentoring Program matches up pre-law undergraduates with students attending area law schools. Law students serve as mentors and student contacts for pre-law students. They may share information about their law-related experiences, including the process of applying to law school, law school classes and programs, and career goals. Law student mentors are encouraged to contact their pre-law mentees throughout the semester and meet with them periodically. However, the degree of commitment and involvement will be determined by the individual mentors and mentees.
To participate in the program, law students and pre-law students need to complete online profile forms. Mentors and mentees will then be matched up, and the information provided by the mentors and mentees will be shared with the students they are matched with. Please contact the pre-law advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about this program.
Helpful Links for Pre-Law Preparation and Exploration
- Law School Admissions Council (LSAC)
- American Bar Association Pre-Law Preparation
- Law School Transparency Project
- Law School Numbers
- Top Law Schools
- Council on Legal Education Opportunity
- LSAC Discoverlaw
- The Association for Legal Career Professionals
- Criminal Justice Information
- National Association for Law Placement