The Curve: A Novel

    By Cameron Stracher and Jeremy Blachman

    The Curve: A Novel

    The Curve: A Novel

    By Cameron Stracher and Jeremy Blachman

    The Curve tells the story of students at Manhattan Law School, a decrepit institution on the edge of the toxic Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, who are geographically-challenged and mad as hell—in debt up to their eyeballs and fighting over the few legal jobs left for those who are far outside the Ivy League.

    The Curve: A Novel

    By Cameron Stracher and Jeremy Blachman

    The Curve: A Novel

    The Curve: A Novel

    By Cameron Stracher and Jeremy Blachman

    The Curve tells the story of students at Manhattan Law School, a decrepit institution on the edge of the toxic Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, who are geographically-challenged and mad as hell—in debt up to their eyeballs and fighting over the few legal jobs left for those who are far outside the Ivy League.
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    According to an April 26, 2015 front page article in the New York Times, “There’s no business like the business of law school.” In a tanking legal market, law schools have been able to jack up tuition four times faster than the cost of a college education. Yet except for a few elite schools, more law school graduates are unemployed—or under-employed—than ever before. But just don’t take the media’s word for it. Truth may be stranger than fiction, but fiction is funnier.

    A hilarious new novel, The Curve is a highly entertaining and deeply ironic satire of the current state of legal education, and reads like a cross of Dangerous Minds and The Paper Chase. It features a colorful cast of eccentrics and law school misfits, a satirical plot that—without too much of a stretch—could be ripped from the headlines, and a proven author duo of Jeremy Blachman and Cameron Stracher, who know the law school world and have six previous books between them.

    The Curve tells the story of Adam Wright, a newly minted professor with high hopes and low expectations. But nothing has prepared him for a classroom of digitally distracted students, a rebellion of grade grubbers, a Law Journal staff at the helm of a school-wide scam, and a corrupt administration that runs the school as if it were a personal ATM. Adam regrets leaving his lucrative corporate law firm for the wilds of academia, until he finds an ally in the brilliant and fetching Laura Stapleton, a colleague with her own troubling secrets.

    Now the two professors may just have to ssave legal education...or join their students in the unemployment line...or worse.

    Jeremy Blachman is the author of Anonymous Lawyer, developed for television by Sony and NBC and currently in development for film, and a frequent writer of humor pieces for a wide variety of publications, including McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and The Barnes and Noble Review. Mr. Blachman is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School.

    Cameron Stracher is the author of five books, including Double Billing: A Young Lawyer’s Tale of Greed, Sex, Lies, and the Pursuit of a Swivel Chair. A graduate of Harvard Law School and the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, he has taught and practices media law, and written for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, among many other publications.

     

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    ABA Book Publishing

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    Ankerwycke

    Author

    Cameron Stracher , Jeremy Blachman

    ISBN

    9781634253260

    Page Count

    229

    Product Code

    1620713

    Sponsor Groups

    ABA Book Publishing

    Publisher

    Ankerwycke

    Author

    Cameron Stracher , Jeremy Blachman

    ISBN

    9781634253277

    Page Count

    229

    Product Code

    1620713EBK

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