Updated July 22, 2018 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best Pre-Law Textbooks

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A Critical Thinking Approach
Getting to Maybe
In Cold Blood

This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in July of 2018. Students interested in becoming lawyers are often surprised to learn that pre-law isn’t a common major and, in fact, many top colleges don’t offer it as such. But don’t worry, because you can still prepare yourself to pursue a J.D. with a full program of reading and associated courses. Our selection of textbooks and law-related works will get you started on the right foot. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best pre-law textbook on Amazon.

10. Thinking Like a Lawyer

9. Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?

8. In Cold Blood

6. One L

5. A Rulebook for Arguments

4. Law School Confidential

3. Getting to Maybe

2. Law 101

1. A Critical Thinking Approach


Melissa Harr
Last updated on July 22, 2018 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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