That said, I just finished reading 1L and, aside from thinking they were a bunch of drama queens, I couldn't help but be stricken by the thought of how much law school would have had to suck without modern information processing that we have.
I assume you mean the book by Turow, which I'm reading now, and I completely agree. I'm about 2/3 of the way through the book and I keep thinking the students are being such wusses, and that they are overdramatic about things. I read alot, and it is one of the most depressing books I have ever read. The scene where Perini yells at the kid for not being prepared was not even a big deal imo. The kid was at fault, and Perini was angry with him. Nothing more. I played high school and college sports, and I got ridiculed by well intentioned people in an aggressive manner all the time. To think that, of all the problems going on at HLS in that book, the students would come after a prof over that is absurd. Grow up, kids.
My mom got it for me for xmas and it has only made me secondguess my decision to go to lawschool. Thanks, mom.
Sorry for the OT rant.