Get a Running Start: Your Comprehensive Guide to the First Year Curriculum (Chapters 3-8)

'Get a Running Start: Your Comprehensive Guide to the First Year Curriculum', West Academic Publishing, (2016)

U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-33

30 Pages Posted: 6 May 2016

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David C. Gray

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Donald G. Gifford

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Mark Graber

University of Maryland - Francis King Carey School of Law

William M. Richman

University of Toledo - College of Law

David Super

Georgetown University Law Center

Michael P. Van Alstine

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Date Written: April 10, 2016

Abstract

The first of its kind, this book offers a global overview of the first-year curriculum in a single volume. In short, available lessons, the book covers all the major concepts taught in each of the courses most commonly offered in the first year of law school: criminal law, torts, civil procedure, constitutional law, property, and contracts.

By reading through all the lessons for an individual course, first-year students will get a complete overview of that course early in the semester. As the semester goes forward, students can accelerate their learning and comprehension by reviewing individual lessons when preparing for class. As the semester comes to a close, the lessons in this book provide an invaluable framework for outlining and exam preparation.

This book is also an ideal introduction for undergraduate students. For formal Pre-Law or Introduction to American Law courses, this book will provide students with a comprehensive overview broken into concise, digestible chunks that are ideal for further development in lecture or discussion sections. Outside the classroom, the book offers a stimulating introduction to fundamental legal concepts that will engage those who might be thinking about going to law school and citizens who simply want to know more about the law as a central feature of public life.

Suggested Citation

Gray, David C. and Gifford, Donald G. and Graber, Mark and Richman, William M. and Super, David and Van Alstine, Michael P., Get a Running Start: Your Comprehensive Guide to the First Year Curriculum (Chapters 3-8) (April 10, 2016). 'Get a Running Start: Your Comprehensive Guide to the First Year Curriculum', West Academic Publishing, (2016), U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-33, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2775373

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Donald G. Gifford

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law ( email )

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Mark Graber

University of Maryland - Francis King Carey School of Law ( email )

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William M. Richman

University of Toledo - College of Law ( email )

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David Super

Georgetown University Law Center ( email )

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Michael P. Van Alstine

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