Like other introductory books, it covers reading and briefing cases, preparing for class, outlining and study groups and taking exams. There are exercises so you can apply what you have learned. In addition to these essentials, the book focuses of what is often elusive: legal analysis; Why do courts follow precedent?; How are cases applied and distinguished?; How is ambiguous language interpreted? There are chapters on legal writing and on oral argument. These chapters will help in first year writing and Moot Court Programs. Additionally, there are chapters revealing the wide array of careers that will be open to students.