The Jim Report

My Life in Law School

by James Reavis

Tags: First Year, Introduction to Law, Pre-Law

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234 pp  $22.00

ISBN 978-1-59460-935-0
eISBN 978-1-61163-257-6

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On the verge of graduating from college and with no idea what to do with his life, Jim decided to apply to law school. After an initial burst of elation at finally getting in, he soon discovered that law school was going to be nothing like he had ever experienced before. Homework, exams, and grades are just the tip of the iceberg as the author deals with all of the uncertainty, stress, depression, weight gain, loss of friends, romantic awkwardness, and emotional breakdowns that come rushing into his life.

You are invited to follow along through the eyes of The Jim Report, a series of humorous e-mails Jim wrote to his family and friends while attending law school. You will also read about his epic court battle against a traffic ticket, taking an innocent ski trip that goes horribly wrong, saving a panicked law student from dropping her class, bantering with a United States Supreme Court Justice, meeting the next President, and shoving a piece of metal up his foot.

In a similar vein to Scott Turow's 1L, this modern version of law school life from the perspective of a (mostly) ordinary student tells it like it is, without the benefit of hindsight, and leaves the matter up to the readers to decide if law school is right for them. This is a fast read that will be enjoyed by students, lawyers, and anyone who is curious about law school life.

Visit the author's website: Jim's Thought Box.