A Woman's Guide To Law School: Everything You Need To Know To Survive And Succeed In Law School…

Paperback | August 15, 1999

byLinda R. Hirshman

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Which law schools help their students succeed? What makes someone a successful law student? What determines a law school graduate's future success? A Woman's Guide to Law School provides the answers, while addressing, specifically, the needs and interests of the female student.Linda Hirshman's fresh approach gives women the advice they need--information the law schools often won't tell them. Why do admissions tests seem so scary? Which law schools are good for women--and which are not? How do successful students study in the all-important first year? How do successful students make law review? How do they prepare for their first professional job interviews? In addition to these fundamentals, women will learn about the culture of their law schools, including which law faculties make women squirm and which have politics and policies women can embrace. A Woman's Guide to Law School identifies the schools at which women can do their best at every level of status or selectivity, so no matter where you get in, you can pick the best place for you. With statistics and data--as well as stories of successful women law students--A Woman's Guide to Law School will empower women so they can make wise choices and seize control over their own education and careers.

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Addressing the needs of the female student, this book shows women how to make wise choices in their legal careers. A Woman's Guide to Law School: Everything You Need to Know to Survive and Succeed in Law School provides tips on acing admission tests, tells you which law schools are good for women and explains how to make the law review...

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Which law schools help their students succeed? What makes someone a successful law student? What determines a law school graduate's future success? A Woman's Guide to Law School provides the answers, while addressing, specifically, the needs and interests of the female student.Linda Hirshman's fresh approach gives women the advice they...

Linda R. Hirshman is retired from her position as the Allen/Berenson Distinguished Visiting Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies at Brandeis University, where she taught courses on Western political philosophy and the regulation of sex and violence. She is the author of Hard Bargains: The Politics of Sex and A Woman's Guide to L...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.49 × 5.48 × 0.82 inPublished:August 15, 1999Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:014026437X

ISBN - 13:9780140264371

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely Informative! Very readable, engaging, informative and helpful in all aspects of the application process, the preparation, the decisions as well as what to do once you get to law school. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is condidering law school!
Date published: 2001-02-01

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1. Why a Woman's Guide to Law School?
2. What Law Schools Where Women Succeed Are Like
3. You Go, Girl: A Winning Application
4. How to Pick a Compatible Law School
5. The Femscore: How to Pick a Law School Where Women Succeed
6. The Dreaded First Year
7. Studying for Class and Taking Exams
8. Making Law Review
9. Compared to Law School, Life is Easy: How to Succeed at Firm Job Interviews
10. You Can Succeed in Law School
Appendix
Index

From Our Editors

Addressing the needs of the female student, this book shows women how to make wise choices in their legal careers. A Woman's Guide to Law School: Everything You Need to Know to Survive and Succeed in Law School provides tips on acing admission tests, tells you which law schools are good for women and explains how to make the law review. This book gets behind the scenes of each school to give you an honest, straightforward assessment of the policies and culture of different law schools. When you finish, you'll also get great advice on getting a job: including cover-letter, resume-writing and interviewing advice.