Malice in Wonderland
What Every Law Student Should Have for the Trip
Many law school books suffer from the same tired formula: long, complicated, and boring. Reading these books is a chore.
Malice in Wonderland is an honest guide to law school. Now the reader is a journey into law school (i.e., Wonderland) by a tour guide, Uncle Malice. Drawing upon his own mistakes and shenanigans, Malice enlightens. But he’s not your grandfather’s narrator: he is brash, colorful, and honest.
Malice in Wonderland tackles the important elements of first year, including outlining, homework, finals, class, and grades. Malice zeroes in on each, without getting bogged down. Never one to be pedantic or up-tight, Malice keeps the reader engaged with faux cases names (Kardashian v. Dignity), new terminology, and fun stories. Malice explains why screw-ups in class discussions are like bad Oscar speeches, why gunners never have weekend plans, and how to launch a preemptive strike against a professor. Malice will educate and entertain rising 1Ls in a way that other law school titles cannot.
The Fine Print Press, Ltd., 9781888960914, 98pp.
Publication Date: June 15, 2012
About the Author
Thaddeus Hatter, known also to underground travelers as Uncle Malice, is not your great-great-grandfather's narrator. Malice is candid, colorful, and just a dash of brash. Chances are he's just a little bit like you: smart, energetic, and more than a little bored. He did well, but not before banging his head a few times along the way. Malice is also known as Ben Weiss, who attended John Burroughs School and is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and Washington University School of Law. He garnered numerous honors in law school, and practiced corporate and securities law for Thompson Coburn. He now lives in New York City.