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About Andrew J. McClurg
Andrew J. McClurg is Professor Emeritus at the University of Memphis School of Law, where he held the Herff Chair of Excellence in Law. Previously, he was a member of the founding faculty at the Florida International University College of Law and the Nadine H. Baum Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. McClurg also taught as a visiting professor at Wake Forest University, the University of Colorado, and Golden Gate University.
McClurg is the recipient of numerous awards for both teaching and research. His law school prep book, 1L of a Ride: A Well-Traveled Professor’s Roadmap to Success in the First Year of Law School (West 4th ed. 2021) is recommended or required reading at law schools throughout the country. With Christine Coughlin and Nancy Levit, McClurg is also the author of Law Jobs: The Complete Guide (West 2019), a comprehensive guide to every type of legal career. His book The “Companion Text” to Law School: Understanding and Surviving Life With a Law Student (West 2012) prepares the loved ones of law students for the wild and crazy adventure waiting for them.
For four years, McClurg was the monthly humor columnist for the American Bar Association Journal, the magazine of the U.S. legal profession.
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Together, the authors have received more than thirty awards for teaching and research, and have written extensively about law students and lawyers in books such as 1L of a Ride (McClurg), A Lawyer Writes (Coughlin), and The Happy Lawyer (Levit).
It also explores the psyches of law students, including things you should never say to them, their sources of stress, and how law school can change personalities. The book addresses the impact of law school on outside relationships and gives tips for navigating relationships with law students. Filled with comments, anecdotes, and insights from real law students and their loved ones.