Special Message: UND School of Law Summer Reading Assignments (6.28.21)
Good morning Class of 2024 – Please see the message below from Professor Ernst who will be one of your presenters during Orientation Week. Please note you will need to read all three books from the orientation book list – there has been confusion about this and I apologize for the mixed messages.
Dear UND School of Law Class of 2024,
To help you prepare for the law school’s orientation in August, I am sending information about your summer reading assignments with an additional clarification. Prior to orientation, please be sure to read all three books listed below. Please do not take any of the self-assessments yet; you should simply read the books. Please note that they are not available through the UND bookstore.
Roadmap: The Law Student’s Guide to Meaningful Employment by Neil Hamilton (2d ed. 2018). Roadmapwill help you plan your three years of law school to get the most out of your legal education. Students may purchase either a digital or a hardcopy of this book.
Law School and Exams: Preparing and Writing to Win by Charles Calleros (3d ed. 2021). Law School Examswill help you prepare to succeed in law school, especially in the first year. You may access a free online copy of this book through the UND School of Law’s library website using the instructions below.
Bar Exam Success: A Comprehensive Guide by Sara Berman (2019). Bar Exam Success will give you a sense of the final hurdle you must clear after law school and before you become a lawyer, and will highlight how important your first-year courses are to achieving that goal. You may access a free online copy of this book through the UND School of Law’s library website using the instructions below.
To access the free online version of Law School and Exams and Bar Exam Success, please follow these instructions:
As an admitted student, you should already have your UND ID issued by Laureen Johnson. To access our law library resources, you need your North Dakota University System (NDUS) identifier (sometimes called the Identity Management “IDM” identifier). To obtain your IDM, you need to claim your NDUS account, which you will also need to register for your courses (and please register for your fall courses as soon as possible, if you have not already done so). The instructions on how to claim your NDUS account are emailed to incoming students by NDUS, but just in case, here's the website explaining what you need to do: https://campus.und.edu/campus-services/uit/ndus.html.
Please note that once you claim your NDUS account, it may take a few days before you are able to access the database. Once you have your NDUS identifier, you can access most library resources from home (including the Wolters Kluwer Student Study Aids, which include the Law School Exams book, and the West Academic Student Study Aids, which include the Bar Exam Success book). The guides are available on the library's "Electronic Subscriptions" page, which you can access via the following instructions:
Begin with the library web page (law.und.edu/library).
Scroll down and click on Electronic Subscriptions on the left; this will open up a drop-down list of resources
Scroll to the bottom of the list and click on “Wolters Kluwer” for Law School Exams or “West Academic” for Bar Exam Success.
Next you will be asked to Log In to Continue.
Your User Name is typically your firstname.lastname, unless otherwise assigned when you claimed your NDUS account.
Your password is your university password associated with this account.
Once you have logged in to either Wolters Kluwer or West Academic, you should find a Search box on your screen.
In the Wolters Kluwer Search box type: Law School Exams Calleros (be sure to click on the 3rd edition rather than the 2nd edition).
In the West Academic Search box type: Bar Exam Success Berman
In addition to these books, you can find many other helpful resources through our law library, so please feel free to explore our law library’s website this summer.
If you have any problems or need assistance, please feel free to contact:
- Tammy Pettinato Oltz (firstname.lastname@example.org), Assistant Dean for Law Library and Information Services, for questions about library resources;
- Mike Hanson (email@example.com), Law Information Technology Coordinator, for questions about technology; and
- Karmen Otto (firstname.lastname@example.org), Faculty Administrative Assistant, for questions about your first-year book requirements.
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