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I. The Image
II. Stepping In: The Lure of Law School
Michael and Meg Barton
Ronald B. Starck
III. Watching: A View of Lawyers from the Outside
Dr. Karl Maclaren and Dr. Donald Loren
IV. In Step: A View of Lawyers by Lawyers
Thomas H. Allen
Robert C. Johnson, Jr.
Barbara E. Smithe
Gregory S. Fehribach
Pamela Ann Rymer
Peter S. Britell
H. James Thomas
Robert D. Raven
Frederick A.O. Schwarz, Jr.
V. Stepping Out: A View of Lawyers by Nonpracticing Lawyers
Posted April 17, 2013
As a pre-law adviser, I have worked with thousands of pre-law students, helping them apply to law school. I'm always trying to learn more about lawyers and the legal profession in order to help my students and so I bought the "Lure of the Law," based on some recommendations from other pre-law advisers. Boy, did it turn out to be a waste of money.
In the Preface, Moll writes "In all cases, conversations are authentic, with alterations made for brevity or clarity." He goes on to say, "I can only hope that I have quoted and/or represented these serious, intriguing, often colorful individuals and their opinions about lawyers and the law--usually deeply felt--adequately and fairly."
I read 7 of these so-called conversations before I had to call it quits. The conversations sound completely fake and made-up. The people that Moll interviews do not talk like real people. The thing is, they could be real people. I'm sure they are real people. But the way Moll transcribes their conversations and "quotes" them, makes them sound like caricatures straight out of a badly cast 1980s movie.
Save your money. Don't buy this book. Instead, put your hard-earned cash towards taking some lawyers out for coffee and getting advice and tips directly from the source.