Anarchy and Elegance: Confessions of a Journalist at Yale Law School

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iUniverse, 2003 - Education - 304 pages
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Anarchy and Elegance has been called "the most creative book on law school in recent memory" (John Jay Osborne, author of The Paper Chase) and "A perceptive and insightful inside look at one of America's most influential institutions" (Charles A. Reich, former Yale Law professor and author of The Greening of America); "No one should go to law School without reading this book," says self-help law publisher Ralph Warner. Goodrich, taking readers through Yale Law's first-year curriculum and culture, demonstrates how learning to "think like a lawyer" can be both exhilarating and damaging.
 

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A reporter interested in the law, Goodrich spent a year-long fellowship at Yale Law School observing how students are trained to "think like lawyers.'' His class-by-class account tries to demonstrate ... Read full review

Contents

Disorientation
9
The Art of Massage
30
Down the Rabbit Hole
49
Imagining the Past
67
Anarchy and Elegance
84
Anesthesia
107
Pigs in Space
125
The Limitations of the Law
149
Slam Dancing in a Corset
177
Love in the Ruins
203
Truth Channels
217
Crime and Punishment
239
Skill against Wisdom
265
Copyright

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Goodrich is a former journalist and book reviewer.

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