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Woodcock--Take the Bar and Beat Me

Woodcock--Take the Bar and Beat Me

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Book published in 1991 by Columbia Law graduate, former Wall Street corporate attorney. Received strong positive reviews in several legal periodicals including ABA's Student Lawyer magazine. Obviously dated in some regards; still relevant to law and legal careers in other ways. Reviews appear in a companion document on Scribd.
Book published in 1991 by Columbia Law graduate, former Wall Street corporate attorney. Received strong positive reviews in several legal periodicals including ABA's Student Lawyer magazine. Obviously dated in some regards; still relevant to law and legal careers in other ways. Reviews appear in a companion document on Scribd.

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What
Readers Say
II
A lively manuscript written by a lawyer
is
both
an
oxymoron and an unexpected pleasure
....
I was reminded
of
Scott Turow's first book, One-L. but only for a moment.Woodcock
has
all three
L's
and a glorious wit that makes
the
bumps and grind
of
becoming a lawyer fun for laymen
as
well
as
its target audience
....
I
-
Sol
Stein,
prizewinning novelist
and
playwright, authorof A
Feast
for
Lawyers,
and
formerly a
19-year
publisher of
Nobel
Prize
winners
and best-sellers
nThere's nothing like a career in law, and there's nobody
else
quite like Woodcock
to
talk about it.
This
should
berequired reading for all law students -and lawyers.
I
-
Myrna
Wigod, former
Stan
ley
H.
Kaplan
LSAT
review
course
instructor;
now
a partner
at
the
200-attorney
law
firm of
McCarter
&
English,
Newark,
New
Jersey
liAs
an
engineer and
MBA
(M.I.T.,
1983)
who
has
workedwith accountants, lawyers and engineers for years, I
can
say
without reservation that any student considering acareer
choice
among those professions will understand andlearn from the hardheaded perspective that Woodcockbrings
to
the topic
of
becoming a lawyer. n
-
James
F.
Reda,Vice
President,
The
Bachelder
Group;
Lieutenant,
Coast
Guard
Reserve
II
Highly recommended.
This
is
a . resh new look
at
asubject that could
use
a good airing. Woodcock
is
brashand thought-provoking and frequently dead-on
in
describing the warts and joys
of
the legal profession.
If
you're contemplating -or sentenced
to
-a career in law,you really
should
read Take the
Bar
and Beat
Me.
I
-
David
A.
Horowitz,
Assistant
General
Counsel,
Advest
Inc.
 
"For those trying
to
choose between law school andmedical school, this humorous and sardonic insider's viewof
the
life of a law student and lawyer, along with SamuelShem's House of
God
[about medical training],
will
providea fairly accurate view of what
is
coming."
-
Dr.
Margaret Brandwein, Assistant Professor
of
Pathology, Mount
Sinai
Hospital, New York,
NY
"This book presents one view of lawyers and
the
law. Idisagree with much of
that
view. Nevertheless, it
is
anamusing book, and I encourage fellow and future lawyers
to
read
it.
Law
school sometimes seems
like
the ancientpast; this brought
much
of it back vividly. The book hasa wealth of research and humor -
at
times, I laughed outloud -and it conveys many realities
that
people should(but often don't) grasp before entering law school."
-Edward
Powers,
a partner at the 75-attorney law firm
of
Richards
&-
O'Neil, New York City
"I
hadn't
planned
to
read it
all
the
way through.
But
[Woodcock has] written a page-turner, and I have readnearly every word of it."
-Top
Law
School
Professor (name withheld by request)
"It helps ...
that
Mr.
Woodcock has resorted
to
the device-unusual, for this kind of book -of using footnotes andoffering numerous supporting quotes from legal experts.[It
is]
clear that, whatever the author's experience mayhave been, he
is
hardly alone
in
the points he makes
....
This
book
is
must reading for anyone thinking about goingto law school, as
well
as for those who are attending orhave attended
....
"
-Lawrence
A.
Dubin, Professor
of
Law,
University
of
Detroit
Law
School
n
An
accurate, dismaying picture •..
that
should be read bylaw professors, lawyers, and judges.
n
-Judge
Lois
G.
Forer, author
of
Money and lustice: WhoOwns the
Courts?

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