Legal Asylum: A Comedy (Hardcover)
Ankerwycke, 9781634256117, 250pp.
Publication Date: February 1, 2017
Dean Elspeth Flowers will let nothing--nothing--stand in the way of 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--imperil her plans. So, too, in this rollicking satire do the errant pursuits of her faculty and the maneuverings of a mail room clerk with a business plan of his own to radically transform the school. The arrival of an outside committee to conduct the law school's required seven-year accreditation review threatens to expose the school's deepest secrets and forces the dean to confront her own darkest demons. A romp through the legal academy, Legal Asylum asks the hardest question facing higher education in America today: 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?
About the Author
Paul Goldstein (Stanford, CA) is the bestselling author of Secret Justice, Errors and Omissions, and a Patent Lie, and a professor of intellectual property law at Stanford. His novel, Havana Requiem, won the 2013 Harper Lee Prize for Best Legal Fiction.