The pre-law program library holdings are located in the political science department conference room (DC 273A) on the second floor of the DeVos Communication Building. The library collection includes books about the legal profession, the law school experience, legal practice, Christian perspectives on law and more. Catalogues and information from various law schools throughout the United States, as well as LSAT preparation material, are also available. Materials may be utilized in the office and may also be checked out, using the procedures noted in the library area.

The legal profession
Title Author(s)
Becoming a Lawyer: A Video Collection
Beyond the Big Firm: Profiles of Lawyers Who Want Something More Alan B. Morrison, Diane T. Chin
Careers in Law Gary A. Munneke
The Happy Lawyer: Making a Good Life in the Law Nancy Levit & Douglas O. Linder
Just Mercy Bryan Stevenson
Lawyers and Fidelity to the Law W. Bradley Wendel
The Moral Compass of the American Lawyer: Truth, Justice, Power and Greed Richard Zitrin, Carol M. Langford
The Official Guide to Legal Specialties: An Insider's Guide to Every Major Practice Area Lisa L. Abrams
On Being a Happy, Healthy and Ethical Member of an Unhappy, Unhealthy and Unethical Profession Patrick J. Schiltz
Should You Really Be a Lawyer? The Guide to Smart Career Choices Before, During and After Law School Deborah Schneider & Gary Belsky
Tomorrow's Lawyers: An Introduction to Your Future Richard Susskind
What Can You Do With a Law Degree? A Lawyer's Guide to Career Alternatives Inside, Outside and Around the Law Deborah Arrow
Law and legal practice
Title Source
An Introduction to the Legal System of the United States Allan Farnsworth, Steve Sheppard
Banking and Finance Law Presentation by Jon Van Gorp, 1/8/2013
Biblical Foundations of the Criminal Law Institute for Christian Legal Studies
Biblical Foundations of Procedural Law Institute for Christian Legal Studies
Bramble Bush: On Our Law and Its Study Karl N. Llewellyn
Concept of Law H.L.A. Hart
Contracts in the Real World: Stories of Popular Contracts and Why They matter Lawrence A. Cunningham
Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage Bryan A. Garner
Garner on Language and Writing Bryan A. Garner
Introduction to the Legal System of the United States E. Allan Farnsworth
Law 101: Everything You Need to Know About American Law Jay Feinman
The Nature of the Judicial Process Benjamin N. Cardozo
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Mitchell Alexander
Pepperdine Law Review Volume 32, No. 2
Pleadings Selected course cases
Province of Jurisprudence Determined: Legal Treatises, 1800–1926 John Austin
Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts Antonin Scalia, Bryan A. Garner
The Seven Deadly Sins of Legal Writing Theodore L. Blumberg
Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Legal Issues M. Ethan Katsh
Thinking Like a Lawyer: An Introduction to Legal Reasoning Kenneth J. Vandevelde
Thinking Like a Lawyer: A New Introduction to Legal Reasoning Frederick Schauer
Tomorrow's Lawyers: An Introduction to Your Future Richard Susskind
University of Detroit Mercy Law Review Summer 2013
The Winning Brief: 100 Tips for Persuasive Briefing in Trial and Appellate Courts Bryan A. Garner
The Winning Oral Argument: Enduring Principles with Supporting Comments from the Literature Bryan A. Garner
Women-at-Law: Lessons Learned Along the Pathway to Success Phyllis Horn Epstein
Law school experience & preparation
Title Author(s)
Acing Your First Year of Law School: The Ten Steps to Success You Won't Learn in Class Shana Connel Noyes & Henry S. Noyes
The Elements of Style William Strunk Jr. & E.B. White
Financing a Legal Education: Investing in Your Future
Getting to Maybe: How to Excel on Law School Exams Richard Michael Fischl & Jeremy Paul
Helping You Get Ready for the Law Michigan State University College of Law
The Language of Law School: Learning to “Think Like a Lawyer” Elizabeth Mertz
The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an Expert Ann K. Levine
Law School Confidential: A Complete Guide to the Law School Experience, by Students for Students Robert H. Miller
The Law School Gamble: Things You Must Consider Before Placing Your Bet Matthew Marzetti
Law School: Getting In, Getting Good, Getting the Gold Thane Messenger
Law School Insider: The Comprehensive 21st Century Guide to Success in Admissions, Classes, Law Review, Bar Exams and Job Searches for Prospective Students and Their Loved Ones Jeremy B. Horowitz
Looking at Law School: A Student Guide from the Society of American Law Teachers Stephen Gillers
Planet Law School II: What You Need to Know (Before You Go)—But Didn't Know to Ask...And No One Else Will Tell You Atticus Falcon
Starting Off Right in Law School Carolyn J. Nygren
Christian perspectives on law
Title Author(s)
Law and the Bible: Justice, Mercy and Legal Institutions Robert F. Cochran, Jr. & David Van Drunen
The Lawyer's Calling: Christian Faith and Legal Practice Joseph G. Allegretti
On Being a Christian and a Lawyer: Law for the Innocent Thomas L. Shaffer
Redeeming Law: Christian Calling and the Legal Profession Michael P. Schutt
  • ABA-LSAC Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools, 2008
  • ABA-LSAC Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools, 2009
  • ABA-LSAC Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools, 2010
  • ABA-LSAC Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools, 2011
  • ABA-LSAC Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools, 2012
  • Blueprint for LSAT Reading Comprehension (Trent Tedi, Jodi Tedi, Matthew Riley)
  • LSAT 101: Core Concepts (Princeton Review)
  • LSAT 201: Master the Approach (Princeton Review)
  • LSAT 301: Pacing and Refining (Princeton Review)
  • LSAT 401: Advanced Skills (Princeton Review)
  • LSAT Diagnostic Exams (Princeton Review)
  • LSAT Endurance Practice (Kaplan)
  • LSAT Logic Games Bible (David M. Killoran)
  • LSAT Logic Games on Demand (Kaplan)
  • LSAT: Mastery and Training (Kaplan)
  • LSAT Online Companion (Kaplan)
  • LSAT: The Big Orange Book of Real LSATs, 2005 (Kaplan)
  • LSAT: Ten More Actual, Official LSAT Prep Tests (Prep Tests 19-28, 1996–1999)
  • LSAT: The Next Ten Actual, Official LSAT Prep Tests (Prep Tests 29-38, 1999–2002)
  • The Official LSAT Prep Test, December 2003 (Test 42)
  • The Official LSAT Prep Test, February 2004 (Test 43)
  • The Official LSAT Prep Test, June 2004 (Test 44)
  • The Official LSAT Prep Test, December 2004 (Test 45)
  • Preparing for the Law School Admission Test: Preparation Tips, Plan Insights, Resources (Michigan State University College of Law)
  • Ten Actual, Official LSAT Prep Tests (Prep Tests 7-18, 1992–1993)
  • Ten New, Actual, Official LSAT Prep Tests (Prep Tests 52-61, 2007–2010)
  • The Official LSAT Prep Test, December 2010 (Test 62)
  • The Official LSAT Prep Test, June 2011 (Test 63)
  • The Official LSAT Prep Test, October 2011 (Test 64)
  • The Official LSAT Prep Test, December 2011 (Test 65)
  • The Official LSAT Prep Test, June 2012 (Test 66)
  • The Official LSAT Prep Test, October 2012 (Test 67)
  • The Official LSAT Prep Test, December 2012 (Test 68)
  • University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
  • University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Albany Law School, Albany, New York
  • American University, Washington D.C.
  • Ave Maria School of Law, Ann Arbor, Michigan and Naples, Florida
  • Baylor Law School, Waco, Texas
  • Boston College of Law, Newton, Massachusetts
  • Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York
  • University of California Irvine, Irvine, California
  • Cardozo Law at Yeshiva University, New York, New York
  • Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Chapman University, Orange, California
  • University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois
  • University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Columbia University, New York, New York
  • Thomas M. Cooley School of Law, Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Detroit, Michigan
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
  • Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska
  • University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio
  • DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois
  • University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, Michigan
  • Dickinson Law, Pennsylvania State University, Carlisle, PA
  • Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Drexel University, Earle Mack School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
  • Elon University School of Law, Elon, North Carolina
  • Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
  • George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia
  • George Washington University, Washington D.C.
  • Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
  • Golden Gate University, San Francisco, California
  • Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington
  • Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York
  • University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Indiana Tech Law School, Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Lewis and Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon
  • Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • University of Massachusetts School of Law - Dartmouth, N. Dartmouth, Massachusetts
  • Mercer Law School, Macon, Georgia
  • Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi
  • Mississippi College of Law, Jackson, Mississippi
  • New England Law, Boston, Massachusetts
  • New York Law School, New York, New York
  • New York University, New York, New York
  • Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
  • Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Kentucky
  • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
  • Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio
  • Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
  • Pace Law School, White Plains, New York
  • University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, California
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Pepperdine University, Malibu, California
  • Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut
  • Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia
  • Roger Williams University, Bristol, Rhode Island
  • Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, Camden, New Jersey
  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
  • University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • University of San Diego, San Diego, California
  • Seattle University, Seattle, Washington
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois
  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, Dallas, Texas
  • Southern New England School of Law, Dartmouth, Massachusetts
  • Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
  • Stetson Law, Tampa Bay, Florida
  • Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
  • University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana
  • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Wake Forest University, Winton-Salem, North Carolina
  • Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia
  • Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
  • University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington
  • Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
  • Western New England College of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts
  • College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut