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Books & Other Resources

Books & Other Resources

Suggested Books

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
    Walt Bachman
  • To be a Trial Lawyer
    F. Lee Bailey
  • A Civil Action
    Jonathan Harr
  • 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
    Benjamin Sells
  • With Justice for None
    Gerry Spence
  • 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
    Cameron Stracher
  • Barman
    Alex Wellen

Other Resources

Here are just a few organizations and activities that can help you to network and develop your interest in law school.

KU Pre-Law Day

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.

Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity
Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity is a student organization that provides pre-law students opportunities to network with each other, sponsors panels of law students and practicing and non-practicing attorneys, hosts an annual KU Pre-Law Day, and provides information relevant to pre-law preparation and the law school application process.

Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity

Pre-Law Mentoring Program

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 to learn more about this program.


Helpful Links for Pre-Law Preparation and Exploration

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