Guides to College, Law School and Life

guide to college, guide for college students, graduation gifts,guide for law students, short and happy guide, guide for lawyers Paula Franzese, the Peter W. Rodino Professor of Law at Seton Hall University School of Law and a Professor of Law and Political Science at Barnard College, has been acclaimed as one of the "best law teachers in the United States" ("What the Best Law Teachers Do," Harvard University Press 2013). She is the creator of the much praised Short and Happy Guide book series (West Publishing) and is the author of "A Short and Happy Guide to Being a Law Student" and "A Short and Happy Guide to Being a College Student." She has appeared in and on media throughout the country, including the New York Times, Wall St. Journal, NPR, Court TV, CBS NY News, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Star Ledger and The Record. PROFIT FROM THE SALE OF THESE TWO BOOKS WILL BE DONATED TO FUND PUBLIC INTEREST SCHOLARSHIPS.

Professor Paula Franzese at the NJ State Bar Convention, Illustrated

Professor Paula Franzese at the NJ State Bar Convention, IllustratedFinding Meaning in the Practice: How to Assure Success and Significance in Cynical Times Professor Paula Franzese appeared at the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Annual Convention. She presented a program for attorneys entitled “Finding Meaning in the Practice: How to Assure Success and Significance in Cynical Times.” The program presented the predicates to assuring... Read More »

Professor Paula Franzese Showcased at Northwestern Law: What the Best Law Teachers Do

Professor Paula Franzese Showcased at Northwestern Law: What the Best Law Teachers DoProf. Paula Franzese, Peter W. Rodino Professor of Law, was showcased at a recent conference at Northwestern University School of Law on What the Best Law Teachers Do. The conference, attended by hundreds of professors from across the globe, featured a presentation and demonstration of Prof. Franzese’s “teaching magic” in the classroom. A new book... Read More »

T h e B a r E x a m

T h e  B a r  E x a mThe experience of preparing for and sitting for the bar exam represents a rite of passage and a bleak chapter in every new lawyer’s lifetime. Fortunately, the process is temporary. This too shall pass, and so will you. Thereafter, trust that the rewards will come. Throughout the process of studying, remind yourself often of all... Read More »

How to Find Your Career Path

How to Find Your Career PathYou do not need to know what you want to do. Uncertainty is your greatest ally. Use it to stay receptive to all opportunities. Maybe you know your desired career path. But it is more likely that you don’t. Whether you have an idea of what you would like to do or not, remain open... Read More »

Excerpt in preLaw Magazine, ‘You are going to be a Lawyer. Be excited and feel proud.’

Excerpt in preLaw Magazine, ‘You are going to be a Lawyer. Be excited and feel proud.’The Spring 2014 edition of National Jurist’s preLaw magazine, a leading news source for those considering or applying to law school, features an excerpt from Professor Paula Franzese’s book, “A Short Happy Guide to Being a Law Student.” The excerpt, from the chapter entitled: You are going to be a Lawyer. Be excited and feel... Read More »

Know Your Worth

Know Your WorthKnow Your Worth, excerpted from Paula A. Franzese, “A Short and Happy Guide to Being a College Student” (West, 2014). Remember that you are not what you are called. You are what you answer to. Inequities persist. All –isms, or systems of advantage based on some fixed characteristic, plague the educational system and the workplace... Read More »

Ten Ways to Make Wise Choices in School, at Work and in Life

Ten Ways to Make Wise Choices in School, at Work and in LifeTen Ways to Make Wise Choices in School, at Work and in Life, excerpted from Paula A. Franzese, “A Short and Happy Guide to Being a College Student” (West, 2014). In school, at work and in life, you will be the sum total of the choices you make. Here is an important set of do’s... Read More »

Paula Franzese on CBS NY News: ‘Mom, Professor Pens Books on Going off to College, Law School’

Paula Franzese on CBS NY News: ‘Mom, Professor Pens Books on Going off to College, Law School’Professor Paula Franzese appeared on CBS News New York in a feature interview with Anchor Diane Macedo. The video can be found below. Both the video interview and the article which accompanies the story highlight Professor Franzese’s books,  “A Short Happy Guide to Being a College Student” and “A Short Happy Guide to Being a... Read More »

Excerpt from ‘A Short and Happy Guide to Being a Law Student’

Excerpt from ‘A Short and Happy Guide to Being a Law Student’This is a book of messages that I have shared with my students over the past three decades. I am a law professor and public interest lawyer, and I teach Property, Commercial Law, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and First Amendment Values. Inspired by the generosity and kindness of my students, I also teach about... Read More »

Excerpt from ‘A Short and Happy Guide to Being a College Student’ Chapter One

Excerpt from ‘A Short and Happy Guide to Being a College Student’ Chapter OneChapter One: “If You Are Lucky Enough to Be in School, Be Excited and Feel Proud” By Paula A. Franzese, Peter W. Rodino Professor Law, Seton Hall Law School. This article is excerpted from Prof. Franzese’s new book, “A Short and Happy Guide to Being a College Student” (West, 2014), available on Amazon and Kindle.... Read More »

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