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.Ā  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, ā€œDon’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.”