Widely used in law schools, the first edition of Starting Off Right in Law School prepared new law students to excel in doctrinal courses. The second edition has been updated to prepare students both for the broader demands of doctrinal courses and for the more distinct reading and writing demands of legal writing courses. Equipped with many example cases, the book helps new law students determine which details of the case are important for doctrinal courses and which are more pertinent to legal writing courses; it also teaches students how to adapt their writing style to the requirements of each course. Chapters describe what different types of lawyers do, how they interact with clients and in courtrooms, and how students can effectively read cases, outline, and apply what they have learned on the exams. This book is the perfect tool for pre-law students to read on their own or for law school orientation required reading.