Summer Academic Enrichment
at the
University of MissouriKansas City School of Law

Suggested Books for Summer Reading:

You will need a law dictionary for law school. Choose either (or if you can afford it, both):

Blacks Law Dictionary
(hardcover ... a lifetime investment)

You will also want a pocket edition law dictionary to carry to class.

Study of Law

The following books provide introductions to the study of law. Each takes a slightly different approach to the subject. All are available on

1000 Days to the Bar but the Study of Law Begins Now
Dennis J. Tonsing (William S. Hein & Co. 2003)

Law School Without Fear: Strategies for Success
Helene S. Shapo, Marshall S. Shapo (Foundation Press, 2nd ed., 2002)

Bridging the Gap between College and Law School: Strategies for Success
Ruta K. Stropus, Charlotte D. Taylor (Carolina Academic Press 2001)

Succeeding in Law School
Herbert N. Ramy (Carolina Academic Press 2006)

Expert Learning for Law Students
Michael Hunter Schwartz (Carolina Academic Press 2005)