1L Book Club

1L Book Club creates an opportunity for incoming students to discuss a book containing useful information about the type of effort required for law school success and the upcoming law school experience with members of the law school community and other incoming students. Because the program occurs before students matriculate, it is web-based.

The summer 2014 book is Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else by Geoff Colvin. A copy of the book, a welcome letter, and a list of the program dates will be mailed beginning in June to every deposited student who will matriculate in August 2014.

If you have questions regarding the program, please contact Assistant Director of Academic Achievement Chelsea Baldwin for additional information.

To register for the summer 2014 webinars or view the archive of past webinars, please use the links below:

 

 

  • Week 3 (July 17, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. CDT): Deliberate Practice
    • Webinar recording can be found here (file format is windows media)

 

  • Week 4 (July 24, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. CDT): Using Deliberate Practice in Law School
    • Webinar recording can be found here (file format is windows media)
    • Read this first
    • Please attempt to brief this case before watching the webinar recording.

 

  • Week 5 (July 31, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. CDT): Sustaining Motivation for Deliberate Practice
    • Note: There is an assignment that will be emailed in advance of this week’s webinar, please complete the registration form by July 29, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

Supplemental materials will be sent to the email address used to register for the webinar.

To attend the webinars, the following is required:

For PC-based participants:

  • Internet Explorer 7.0, Mozilla Firefox 4.0, Google Chrome 5.0 (JavaScript enabled) or the latest version of each web browser
  • Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
  • Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
  • Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB of RAM (recommended)

For Mac-based participants:

  • Safari 3.0, Firefox 4.0, Google Chrome 5.0 (JavaScript enabled) or the latest version of each web browser
  • Mac OS X 10.6 – Snow Leopard or newer
  • Intel processor (1GB of RAM or better recommended)
  • Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection

The 2010 entering class received Reading Like a Lawyer: Time-Saving Strategies for Reading Law Like an Expert by Ruth Ann McKinney. The 2010 program archive is located at: http://1lbookclub.pbworks.com.