Consists of 27 chapters, each covering a different area of practice. Each chapter is intended as a starting point for new practitioners or for practitioners who may not have previously encountered a particular subject area.
In a law firm setting, take the time to familiarize yourself with the firm's library
It's likely it won't be what you think of as a library--it might just be a dictionary and a practice guide on a shelf somewhere.
Large law firms have more traditional libraries. There might even be a law librarian.
If your firm has a librarian, make friends with her or him.
Books have indexes--look up the same search terms you would use online in the index.
Books have tables of contents--use the table of contents to familiarize yourself with an area of law.
If you have a summer job or externship, familiarize yourself with the major books and practice guides in the firm's practice area. Talk to one of the Pace Law reference librarians--we can help you.
Pace Law School alumni have lifetime access to the Pace Law Library. Come in to use not only books, but a wide variety of legal databases, including the public access version of Lexis.