The Rooster Bar

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Hodder & Stoughton, 2017 - Corruption - 352 pages
"Three disillusioned and debt-ridden third-year law students attend a for-profit law school, perform menial tasks at sleazy law firms, and pull pints at the local pub. Admitting they've been duped and the school can't prepare them adequately to pass the bar, Mark, Todd, and Zola brazenly drop out, evade their debt, and change their names. Functioning as licensed lawyers, they open an office, learn the lingo and modus operandi for hustling dried-out drunks and personal injury claims, counsel clients, and collect their fee. To punish the school's deceitful tactics, the trio devise a sinister plot to expose the hedge-fund owner of eight exploitative for-profit law schools and numerous banks specializing in student loans. Since the unauthorized practice of law is a minor offense, their nonreportable and tax-free earnings ease their guilt for preying on folks needing legal help-until cases become too legally complex and debt collectors become unavoidable."--Library Journal.

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User Review  - amaraki -

Not up to earlier Grisham novels. Although a timely theme, the devastating impact on people (students in this case) that the for profit higher education sector has had. This sector taking advantage of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tatoosh -

Gordy, Mark, Todd, and Zola are law school students, due to graduate in four months, who will then be required to begin repaying hundreds of thousands of dollars in student loans. Unfortunately, their ... Read full review

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John Grisham was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas on February 8, 1955. He received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Mississippi State University. He was admitted to the bar in Mississippi in 1981 after receiving a law degree from the University of Mississippi, specializing in criminal law. While a lawyer in private practice in Southaven, Mississippi, Grisham served as a Democrat in the Mississippi House of Representatives from 1983 until 1990. He left the law and politics to become a full-time author. His first novel, A Time to Kill, was published in 1989. His other novels include The Partner, The Street Lawyer, The Testament, The Brethren, The Summons, The King of Torts, Bleachers, The Last Juror, The Broker, Playing for Pizza, The Appeal, Calico Joe, The Racketeer, Gray Mountain, Rogue Lawyer, The Confession, The Litigators, The Whistler, Camino Island, The Rooster Bar, and the Theodore Boone series. Several of his novels were adapted into films including The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, A Time to Kill, The Rainmaker, The Chamber, A Painted House, The Runaway Jury, and Skipping Christmas.

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