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A research guide aimed at helping law students succeed at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.
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One L - Scott Turow
Call Number: UST Law Stacks KF373.T88 A33
ISBN: 9780399119323
Publication Date: 1977

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Bridging the Gap between College and Law School: Strategies for Success (2nd ed.) - Ruta K. Stropus & Charlotte D. Taylor.
Call Number: UST Law Stacks KF283 .S77 2009
ISBN: 9781594606038
Publication Date: 2009


Welcome to the University of St. Thomas School of Law!

Schoenecker Law Library

Your law school experience will be demanding at times, but the Schoenecker Law Library has designed this research guide in order to compile resources that will help you succeed -- and not just merely scrape by and "survive" -- as a law student.  On these pages, you will find advice from experts and other law students, legal research materials, legal writing and citation materials, study aids, exam preparation materials, and other skills to help you succeed.  Each page will further explain how to explore and find similar materials.

Check out the Law Library's homepage to get acquainted with the resources and services we offer or check out the Quick Guide to the Law Library tab above.

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The Lawyer's Calling: Christian Faith and Legal Practice - Joseph G. Allegretti
Call Number: KF298 .A43 1996
ISBN: 0809136511
A succinct, practical and easily understood analysis of how one can integrate faith and with legal practice. It is a great resource for Christian law students who identify with the UST School of Law's Mission Statement which emphasizes integrating faith and reason in the search for truth through a focus on morality and social justice.

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Can a Good Christian Be a Good Lawyer?: Homilies, Witnesses, and Reflections - Thomas E. Baker & Timothy W. Floyd (eds.)
Call Number: KF389 .C25 1998
ISBN: 0268008256
Lawyers, judges, and law professors reflect on how they have reconciled their professional life with their faith life in this collection of essays. Inspiring narratives of how lawyers can be active Christians and serve the common good without being mired down by conflicting values in the legal field.

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Redeeming Law: Christian Calling and the Legal Profession - Michael P. Schutt
Call Number: KF298 .S38 2007
ISBN: 9780830825998
A reflection on being a Christian lawyer, this book is ideal for students who want a deeper insight on how to integrate their Christian faith and their calling as a lawyer on a deeper level. Schutt deconstructs the prevailing notion that good legal minds do not think in theological or moral terms about principles of the law, believing that through integrity, students and practitioners of the law can bring faith into their profession.

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Coming to Law School - Ian Gallacher
Call Number: KF283 .G35 2010
ISBN: 9781594606533
Publication Date: 2010-05-01

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Law School Without Fear: Strategies for Success (3rd ed.) - Helene Shapo & Marshall Shapo
Call Number: Reserves KF386 .S44 2009
ISBN: 9781599414195
This book was written when the son of two law school professors decided to go to law school, and they wanted to give him the most practical advice on how to be prepared. Helene and Marshall Shapo have written a book full of suggestions that provides a framework for dealing with the fundamental elements of the study of law. This book will help you not only cope with fear and stress, but will also help you overcome your anxieties about entering law school. Find out what you really need to know so that you can enjoy law school -- not live in fear!

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Law School 101, 2E - R. Stephanie Good
Call Number: KF283 .G66 2009
ISBN: 9781572486966
Publication Date: 2009-06-01

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Law School Success in a Nutshell: A Guide to Studying Law and Taking Law School Exams (2nd ed.) - Ann M. Burkhart & Robert A. Stein
Call Number: Reserves KF283 .B87 2008
ISBN: 9780314167798
Written in a practical manner, this book answers many questions you may have about the study of law and the writing of law school exams. the authors cover preparations for entering law school and also outline the American legal system and what lawyers do. Not only can you learn about the study of law, but you can get an overview of the courses you will be taking your first year and how to utilize your library's resources. Also a great guide for what to expect in the classroom and how to study and review what you've learned.

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What Every Law Student Really Needs to Know - Jim George; Tracey E. George; Suzanna Sherry
Call Number: KF283 .G46 2009
ISBN: 9780735582361
Publication Date: 2009-03-27


Law School Success

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Starting Off Right in Law School - Carolyn J. Nygren
Call Number: Available via CLICnet.
ISBN: 0890898774

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The Language of Law School: Learning to "Think Like a Lawyer" - Elizabeth Mertz
Call Number: UST Law Stacks KF279 .M47 2007
ISBN: 0195182863

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The Legal Career Guide: From Law Student to Lawyer (5th ed.) - Gary A. Munneke & Ellen Wayne
Call Number: UST Law Reserves KF297 .M865 2008
ISBN: 9781604422603

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The Jim Report: My Life in Law School - James Reavis
Call Number: UST Law Stacks KF373.R394 A3 2011
ISBN: 1594609357

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A Woman's Guide to Law School - Linda Hirshman
Call Number: UST Law Stacks KF283 .H57 1999
ISBN: 014026437X

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Expert Learning for Law Students (2nd ed.) - Michael Hunter Schwartz
Call Number: UST Law Reserves KF283 .S354 2008
ISBN: 1594605459

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The Discipline of Law Schools: The Making of Modern Lawyers - Philip C. Kissam
Call Number: UST Law Stacks KF272 .K58 2003
ISBN: 089089390X

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Coming to Law School - Ian Gallacher
Call Number: UST Law Stacks KF283 .G35 2010
ISBN: 1594606536
Publication Date: 2010-05-01

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The Zen of Law School Success - Chad Noreuil
Call Number: UST Law Stacks KF283 .N67 2011
ISBN: 9781611631210

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Law School: Getting In, Getting Out, Getting On - Michael S. Ariens
Call Number: UST Law Stacks KF283 .A75 2010
ISBN: 1594604436

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Succeeding in Law School - Herbert N. Ramy
Call Number: UST Law Reserves KF283 .R36 2010
ISBN: 1594607400

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Law School Labyrinth: A Guide to Making the Most of Your Legal Education - Steven R. Sedberry
Call Number: UST Law Stacks KF283 .S43 2009
ISBN: 9781427799586

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Law School Survival Manual: From LSAT to Bar Exam - Nancy Rapoport; Jeffrey D. Van Neil
Call Number: UST Law Stacks KF283 .R37 2010
ISBN: 9780735594906

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The University of St. Thomas School of Law, as a Catholic law school, is dedicated to integrating faith and reason in the search for truth through a focus on morality and social justice.

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CALI Lessons

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CALI is an organization that supports global legal education through the use of innovative tools and computer technology.  CALI offers lessons on a broad range of legal topics that can help you study what you've covered in class and review for exams.  With 700 interactive exercises, CALI is designed to supplement traditional law school instruction in over 35 different subject areas.  Sound recordings and podcasts typically last upwards of 30 minutes.

Registration is required for UST Law students to access CALI.  Stop by the Law Library Circulation Desk to get your CALI authorization code.

Suggested CALI material:

Law School Materials for Success

Where Does Law Come From?

Punctuation and Grammar Basics for Law Students

Plagiarism - Keeping Out of Trouble

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