The Theory Behind My Book How to Succeed in Law School

9 Pages Posted: 5 Aug 2019

Date Written: August 1, 2019


There are a mountain of books on how to succeed in law school, so why one more? Because most of these self-help books give superficial advice, some of which is very bad. What is needed to help law students succeed is a book based on what works in legal education. It needs to be written by someone who has spent years in legal education and who has digested the latest in educational research.

Last year, I wrote a book for law professors on the best ways of teaching law students. It dawned on me that I should turn this book around and give advice to law students on how to succeed in law school. The keys to effective learning should not be kept from the learners.

This article gives the theory behind my book. It discusses the metatheory behind the book--Bloom's Taxonomy. Then, it presents the theory behind each chapter.

Keywords: legal education, law school, learning theory

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Fruehwald, Edwin S., The Theory Behind My Book How to Succeed in Law School (August 1, 2019). Available at SSRN: or

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