The Woman's Guide to Law School

The Woman’s Guide to Law School

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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140264371
  • 304 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult


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.

Table of Contents

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