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How do you feel, personally, about the author of Planet Law School?

He was shoved into one too many lockers in high school, now hates everybody.
 4 (20%)
Bitter about his parents naming him "Atticus".
 2 (10%)
Sourpuss with an axe to grind.
 6 (30%)
Politico using PLS as a cover for interjecting his policy positions on everything.
 4 (20%)
I just want to punch him in the throat.
 4 (20%)

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Your opinion of Atticus Falcon
« on: July 27, 2006, 01:45:47 PM »
I'm only 28 pages into this beast, and, although I find his information helpful, I honestly HATE Atticus Falcon. Anybody else agree? Of course you do.
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Re: Your opinion of Atticus Falcon
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2006, 02:46:02 PM »
He gets better as the book goes on. He still sucks, but the first ~50 pages are absolute torture.

My opinion? He should change is name to Atticus Finch, since everyone thinks it is already.
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Re: Your opinion of Atticus Falcon
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2006, 03:35:03 PM »
I like him. VERY HELPFUL. He answers all my emails and has a great strategy.

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Re: Your opinion of Atticus Falcon
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2006, 01:00:30 AM »
do you know if he still has a website associated with the book ?
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Re: Your opinion of Atticus Falcon
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2006, 01:10:41 AM »
Good book, some good points...

Too much complaining. Ruins the flow. Esp. the chapter dedicated to testimonials about why I should take the book seriously... I mean, I'm already reading the book. You don't need to sell it to me!
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Re: Your opinion of Atticus Falcon
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2006, 02:04:20 AM »
Yeah.  I vote for PLS3 to:
-Appear to be written by a professional
-Eliminate all but a few (3-4) short testimonials printed on the outside of the back cover
-Cut the book's size
-Employ:
 +less whining and ranting
 +fewer personal attacks
 +a more coherent structure
 +no email dialogue
 +zero chapter long diatribes
 +a professional editor

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Re: Your opinion of Atticus Falcon
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2006, 02:51:54 AM »
Yeah.  I vote for PLS3 to:
-Appear to be written by a professional
-Eliminate all but a few (3-4) short testimonials printed on the outside of the back cover
-Cut the book's size
-Employ:
 +less whining and ranting
 +fewer personal attacks
 +a more coherent structure
 +no email dialogue
 +zero chapter long diatribes
 +a professional editor


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Re: Your opinion of Atticus Falcon
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2006, 12:56:51 PM »
I think he's a basically well-intentioned guy who takes himself too seriously.... the "professors are out to get you" bitis too much.  The legal education institution has problems, to be sure, but it just chugs along because institutions are inherently difficult to change.  It doesn't require adversarial profs.
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Re: Your opinion of Atticus Falcon
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2006, 02:19:38 PM »
He doesn't host a website, but a yahoo group. I've had some interaction with him and he is extremely accessible as the author of this book on the message board of this group.

I truly believe he is out to help incoming 1L's who may be naive to how the game is played in law school and I respect what he is trying to do. I think a lot of his ideas and advice are spot on, but his tone can come off as pretty harsh. I can see why it turns some people off.

But it's nice to see a counterpoint to the spun advice you will get from professors/admissions people that isn't all that helpful and just plain wrong sometimes.

The one regret I have about law school is not reading this book before I entered law school.

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Re: Your opinion of Atticus Falcon
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2006, 09:21:41 PM »
I don't hate him at all.
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