Center for High Achievement & Scholarly Engagement
Pre-Graduate and Pre-Professional Advising

Pre-Law Resource List

Legal Career Resources at the Center for High Achievement and Scholarly Engagement, Butler University

The Center for High Achievement an Scholarly Engagement (CHASE) has a library of resources with a wealth of information about law, law schools, the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and more. All materials can be borrowed for a week and must be checked out in the blue folder in the CHASE office (Jordan Hall, Room 153).

In addition to the resources listed below, the Office of Post-Graduate Studies has brochures for a large number of law schools.

Careers In Law

  • Bramble Bush - On Our Law and its Study. K. N. Llewllyn. Oceana Publications, Inc, 1991.
  • Careers in International Affairs. Georgetown University Press, Sixth Edition, 1997.
  • Careers in International Law. Janis and Swartz. International Law and Practice American Bar Association, 2001.
  • Introduction to the Study and Practice of Law. Kenney Hegland. Thomson West, 2003.
  • Lawyers in Transition -Planning a Life in the Law. Byers, Samuelson and Williamson. The Barkley Company 1988.
  • Paralegal Careers. Angela Schneeman. West Legal Studies, 2000.
  • Should You Really Be a Lawyer - The Guide to Smart Career Choices Before, During and After Law School. Schnieder, JD and Belsky. Decision Books, 2005.
  • So You Want to Be a Lawyer - A Practical Guide to Law as a Career. Law School Admission Council, 2003.
  • Thinking About Law School: A Minority Guide. Law School Admission Council, 1996.
  • What Can You Do With A Law Degree? Deborah Arron. Niche Press, 1994.
  • Becoming a Lawyer: a Video Collection. Law School Admission Council, 2003. (video)
  • So You Want to Go to Law School. 1996. (video)

Applying To Law School

  • Best Answers to the 201 Most Frequently Asked Interview Questions. Mathew DeLuca. McGraw Hill, 1997.
  • Get Into Law School - A Strategic Approach. Ruth Lammer-Reeves. KAPLAN, 2004.
  • How to Get into the Top Law Schools. Richard Montauk. Prenctice Hall Press, 2001.
  • How to Write a Winning Personal Statement for Graduate and Professional School. Richard Stelzer, Thomson, 1997.
  • Law School Essays That Made a Difference. Eric Owens. The Princeton Review, 2003.
  • Out and In - Information for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Law School Applicants. Law School Admission Council, 2004.
  • Perfect Personal Statements. Mark Alan Stewart. Thomson Peterson's, 2002.
  • St. Cloud State University, Pre Law Advisor. 2003. (CD-Rom)
  • The 10 Questions for Minority Law Schools Applicants. Law School Admission Council.
  • The Ultimate Guide to Law School Admission. Carol Wright, J.D. Marriwell Publishing, 2003.
  • Writing the Perfect Resume - Learn The Techniques That Get You Hired. Weber and Kaplan. Thomson Peterson's, 2001.

THE LSAT

  • Pass Key to the LSAT - Intensive Preparation for the Law School Admission Test. Barrons Educational Series, 2002.
  • How to Prepare for the LSAT Law School Admissions Test. Barron's 2002. (With a CD-Rom)
  • LSAT Strategy Sample Booklet. The Princeton Review, 2003.
  • LSAT and LSDAS Information Book. 2006-2007.
  • LSAT Home Study Book. KAPLAN Test Prep and Admissions, 2004.
  • LSAT Lesson Book. KAPLAN, 2003.
  • LSAT 2006 Edition Premier Program. Kaplan
  • LSAT 2006 Edition Comprehensive Program. Kaplan.
  • LSAT 180 Advanced Prep for Advanced Students. 2005-2006 Edition.
  • LSAT Victory Using the Cambridge Six-Step Approach. Cambridge Educational Services
  • Official LSAT Prep Tests. Law School Admissions Council. (Numerous PrepTests accompanied by an explanation guide.)
  • The Cambridge Six-Step Approach to Score Improvements. (Computer adaptive test preparation for the LSAT.) (CD-Rom)
  • The Official LSAT Super Prep. Law School Admissions Council, 2004.
  • The Big Orange Book of Real LSATs - 800 questions and over 4,000 explanations. KAPLAN Test Prep and Admissions, 2004.

Law School Information

  • First Year Law Study- A Survival Manual. Richard Convisor.
  • How to Succeed in Law School. Gary Munneke, J.D. Barron's, 1994.
  • How to Succeed in Law School. 1996. (video)
  • Inside the Law Schools - A Guide by Students for Students. Seventh Edition, 1998.
  • Judging the Law Schools. Brennan and LeDuc, 2001, 3rd Edition.
  • Law School Admissions Profiles. MAPLA Midwest Association of Pre-Law Advisors.
  • Law School Confidential - A Complete Guide to the Law School Experience: By Students, for Students. Robert Miller. Thomas Dunne Books, 2004.
  • The Law School Buzz Book. Vault, 2006.
  • Law School Lists. Kaplan, 2006-2007 Edition.
  • Law School Without Fear - Strategies for Success. Shapo and Shapo. Foundation Press, 2002.
  • National Association of Law Placement (NALP) Directory of Law Schools, 2006-2007.
  • Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools. Law School Admissions Council, 2007.
  • The Indiana CLEO Program booklet.

Financial Aid

  • Financing a Legal Education: Investing in Your Future. Law School Admission Council, 2004. (video)
  • Financial Aids for Higher Education. Keesler Santamaria. Brown and Benchmark, 1997.

Additional Resources

  • A Civil Action. Jonathan Harr. First Vintage Books Edition, 1996.
  • A History of the World's Great Trials. Aymar and Sagarin. New York Publishing, 1967.
  • Asking the Right Questions - A Guide to Critical Thinking. Browne and Keeley. Pearson, Eight Edition, 2007.
  • Civil Litigation. Kerly, Hames and Sukys. West Legal Studies, Third Edition 2001.
  • Essentials of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Patterson and Seabolt. Pearson publications company, 1997.
  • Federal Rules of Evidence with Objections. Anthony Bocchino, David Sonenshein. National Institute for Trial Advocacy. Sixth Edition 2005.
  • Foundations of Business Organizations for Paralegals. Margaret Bartschi. West Legal Studies, 2000.
  • Heirs of General Practice. John McPhee. The Noonday Press, 1995.
  • Introduction to the American Legal System. Enika Shulz. Pearson Publications, 1996.
  • International Business Law and its Environment. Schaffer, Earle and Agusti. West Educational Publishing, Fifth ed 2001.
  • Learning Legal Reasoning - Briefing, Analysis and Theory. Professor John Delaney. John Delaney Publications, 1992.
  • Life's Dominion - An Argument about Abortion, Euthanasia, and Individual Freedom. Ronald Dworkin. New York, 1993.
  • Money and Justice - Who Owns the Courts? Lois Forer. Norton Company 1984.
  • Ould Fields, New Corne - The Personal Memoirs of a Twentieth Century Lawyer. Erwin Griswold. West Publishing, 1992.
  • ONE L - The Turbulent True Story of a First Year at Harvard Law School. Scott Turow. Warner Books, 1988.
  • Order and Law - Arguing the Reagon Revolution. Charles Fried. Simon and Schuster, 1991.
  • Paralegal Ethics. Angela Schneeman. West Legal Studies, 2000.
  • Personal Injury Litigation. William Statsky. West Legal Studies, Fourth Edition, 2001.
  • Problem Solving and Comprehension. Whimbey and Lochhead. Lawrence Erlbaum Inc, Sixth Edition, 1999.
  • STAND! Contending Ideas and Opinions. Thomas Hickey. Coursewise publishing, 1999.
  • Stories of Scottsboro. James Goodman, 1994.
  • The American Bar Association Family Legal Guide. Times Books, 1994.
  • The Constitution and What it Means Today. Harold Chase and Craig Ducat. Princeton University Press, 1973.
  • The Betrayed Profession - Lawyering at the End of the Twentieth Century. Linowitz and Mayer. McMillan Publishing, 1994.
  • The Craft of Legal Reasoning. Brian Porto. Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1998
  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down. Anne Fadiman. The Noonday Press, 1997.