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“Acing Your First Year of Law School.” BratCat gave me this book a couple months ago. I picked it up again last night and wanted to read it a second time, when I noticed a few things on the front cover I missed the first time.

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Interesting family and interesting family name, no? yes? A quick googling reveals that they are husband and wife, and both graduated from Indiana Law in the early 90s, although this was not mentioned anywhere in the book.

Even more fun to be discovered on the back cover.

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1. Nice name for a CoA judge: John Minor Wisdom… “Judge Minor Wisdom” sure beats “Dean Loser“.

2. Nice title: defense lawyer for NYC mafia boss. That’s going to impress a few readers.

3. I have huge respects for ADAs, especially New York ADAs, if they all look like Annie Parrise from “Law and Order,” but what’s the deal with “Member of [Anonymous] Law Review?”

4. The last line about the two authors cracked me up the most. This image I stole from Amazon has a sticker that partially covers the last line, but here is what it actually reads:
“Shanna Connell Noyes, consultant to Julia Roberts and director Alan Pakula on the film The Pelican Brief, and Henry S. Noyes.”
I have more respect for Roberts’ long-term hair-stylist than for her one-off “consultant”. No, yes, I am hugely impressed by Shanna’s long and peculiar title and Henry’s lack thereof.

I had a good chuckle, and proceeded to consume the infinite wisdom contained between the awesome front and back covers.

Comments (3)

  1. Evita

    Little North,

    Is this book very helpful? School starts in three weeks. I think I really should pick up some pre-law reading when I still can sleep >8 hours/day~

  2. littlenorth

    I will let you know if it is helpful in a year. 😛

    Seriously, I think it’s quite helpful in laying out what’s ahead so there’s less second-guessing of what to expect in law school. The exact method for studying the materials depend very much on the person, so I am not sure if I will follow what’s suggested in the book. For example, I almost NEVER highlight or make any kind of notes, pen or pencil, in my books, so that part won’t work for me.

  3. dana

    I got this book too, seems helpful for brand new starters:) like me

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