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Congratulations and welcome to law school!

The library staff is here to help you succeed during your law school career. We are available to provide you with research assistance and information regarding legal resources. In order to help get you acquainted with Detroit Mercy Law, we have created a guide to introduce you to a number of resources that will be relevant to you during your first year of law school.

We look forward to meeting you in the library very soon!


Selected Resources to Help You Succeed in Law School

Below is a selection of books to assist first-year law students in their law school careers. For additional resources, please search the law library catalog, Murphy.

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Law School Survival Manual - Nancy Rapoport; Jeffrey D. Van Neil
Call Number: KF283 .R37 2010
ISBN: 0735594902
Publication Date: 2010

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What the L? - Kelsey May; Samantha Roberts; Elizabeth Shelton
Call Number: KF283 .M388 2010
ISBN: 1594608601
Publication Date: 2010

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Planet Law School - Atticus Falcon
Call Number: KF283 .F35 2003
ISBN: 1888960507
Publication Date: 2003

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

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Law School 101 - R. Stephanie Good
Call Number: KF283 .G66 2009
ISBN: 1572486961
Publication Date: 2009


Suggested Literature

The ABA's list of 30 Books Every Lawyer Should Read

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Simple Justice - Richard Kluger
Call Number: KF4155 .K55 2004
ISBN: 0375414770
Publication Date: 2004

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The Trial - Franz Kafka
Call Number: PT2621.A26 P713 1992
ISBN: 0679409947
Publication Date: 1992

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Justice Accused - Robert Cover
Call Number: KF4545.S5 C66
ISBN: 0300032528
Publication Date: 1975

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The Death and Life of Great American Cities - Jane Jacobs
Call Number: NA9108 .J3 1961a
ISBN: 0679644334
Publication Date: 1961

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The Man to See - Evan Thomas
Call Number: KF373.W466 T46 1992
ISBN: 0671792113
Publication Date: 1992

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Emotional Intelligence - Daniel Goleman
Call Number: BF561 .G65 1995
ISBN: 055309503X
Publication Date: 1995

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One L - Scott Turow
Call Number: KF373.T88 A33 1988
ISBN: 0374226474
Publication Date: 1988

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Civility - Stephen L. Carter
Call Number: JC336 .C35 1998
ISBN: 0465023843
Publication Date: 1998

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My Life in Court - Louis Nizer
Call Number: KF220 .N5 1961
ISBN: 1614273766
Publication Date: 1961

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The Legal Analyst - Ward Farnsworth
Call Number: K212 .F37 2007
ISBN: 0226238350
Publication Date: 2007


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