In this rollicking satire of higher education, Dean Elspeth Flowers will let nothing stand in the way of her plans to catapult her backwater state law school into the U.S. News & World Report Top 5. But tensions between the school's warring factions---the Quants, Poets, and Bog Dwellers---put these plans in peril. So, too, do the errant pursuits of her faculty and the maneuverings of a mail room clerk to radically transform the school.
The arrival of an American Bar Association committee to conduct the law school's required accreditation review threatens to expose the school's deepest secrets and forces the dean to confront her own darkest demons. Legal Asylum asks the question: Can a school make it into the exalted realm of the U.S. News Top 5 and lose its accreditation, all in the same year?
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—Timothy Hallinan, author of The Queen of Patpong
A Patent Lie
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—Alan Cheuse, National Public Radio
Errors and Omissions
“It’s difficult to convey the mounting excitement with which I turned the pages … The writing [is] masterful, not one wasted word … A terrific read.”
“Goldstein displays the keen eye and sure hand of a gifted writer … memorable”
—Tom Nolan, The Wall Street Journal