Preparing for law school

How can I find out what textbooks I need for the fall?
A list of required textbooks will be forwarded to entering students about a month before school starts.  The list will be sent via regular mail and email. In addition, required textbooks may be located by class on the UALR Bookstore’s website.

Where can I purchase textbooks?
The law school bookstore will have all required textbooks in stock. There are also many online resources where textbooks may be purchased.

Is there a suggested reading list for entering students?
The following are faculty recommendations:

  • The Buffalo Creek Disaster
  • A Civil Action
  • Eats, Shoots & Leaves
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
  • Legally Blonde (movie pick)
  • One L
  • Strunk and White: The Elements of Style
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • The Paper Chase (movie pick)

And the advice from one professor is, “Don’t stress. Don’t feel like you have to read anything to get the jump on professors and fellow students … Come with a fresh and open mind.”