Teresa Power’s books have sold over 250,000 copies worldwide. In her roles as a J.D., publisher, bestselling author, and yoga expert, her mission is to share strategies, tips, and tricks that help students, parents, and educators enrich their lives and manage stress. Located in Los Angeles, California, Teresa enjoys traveling across the country to deliver workshops and keynotes that leave attendees feeling refreshed, energized, and ready to tackle their challenges.
“Worthy tips, tricks, and tools for prospective law students delivered in concise prose.”
– Kirkus Reviews
An attorney, children’s yoga expert, and author offers a guide to law school success.
Power (The ABCs of Yoga for Kids Around the World, 2017, etc.), who has received favorable media attention for her bestselling kids’ yoga books and learning materials, now presents a handy manual aimed at those who want to go to law school and wish a leg up on the competition. Framed as a diary based on her days as a law student at Pepperdine University in the 1980s, the author updates her recollections with approaches, research, and tools to suit today’s burgeoning interest in legal studies. The colorful diary portions convey the emotional challenges of law school, but these entries merely contribute to the detailed overview of the first-year courses that constitutes the book’s major emphasis. “Most classes in law school are taught using the Socratic method,” Power writes. She goes on to provide key tools, such as the IRAC (Issue, Rule of Law, Analysis, Conclusion) method, that further students’ understanding of how to assess a particular case. This methodology typifies the kind of mnemonic device that gives students a preview of the ways law school prepares attorneys to face the everyday challenges they will encounter. In addition to torts, the guide covers legal research and writing, contracts, civil procedure, evidence, and real property, criminal, and constitutional law in a plain, reader-friendly style. Power began practicing yoga to alleviate stress in her law school days. At the very end of the book, she includes a five-minute yoga routine for law students—with simple black-and-white images by debut illustrator Mundja—which could have been integrated into the useful chapter focusing on the practice. The manual also features a number of helpful course outlines in appendices.
Worthy tips, tricks, and tools for prospective law students delivered in concise prose.
Pub Date: May 1, 2019
Page count: 248pp
Publisher: Stafford House
Review Posted Online: March 18, 2019
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THE ABCS OF LAW SCHOOL: DIARY OF A FIRST YEAR LAW STUDENT: Independent Press Award, Distinguished Favorite, 2019
THE ABCS OF LAW SCHOOL: DIARY OF A FIRST YEAR LAW STUDENT: Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Finalist, 2019
My First Yoga ABC: Book of the Year, Creative Child Magazine, 2018
The ABCs of Yoga for Kids Around the World: Benjamin Franklin Book Award, 2017New Book Helps Those Applying To -- Or Entering -- Law School - With Insights & Strategies To Succeed (PR Newswire), 2019 Good Morning America Features Books by Teresa Power, 2018 “Teresa Power is on a mission to get kids moving!”, feature story in Story Monsters Ink., 2017 Kids' Yoga Day Event at the Santa Monica Pier featuring Teresa Power, 2017 Fox 11 LA features Teresa Power, 2015
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