Review: The Rooster Bar

Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam.

But maybe there’s a way out. Maybe there’s a way to escape their crushing debt, expose the bank and the scam, and make a few bucks in the process. But to do so, they would first have to quit school. And leaving law school a few short months before graduation would be completely crazy, right? Well, yes and no…

Right away I sympathized with the characters and their situation with student debt… as I’m sure most students would.  However, mine is not nearly as high as theirs was, so I have that going for me.  One of their friends has a theory that there is something suspicious going on, something that he refers to as “The Great Law School Scam.”  When Mark, Todd, and Zola find out about this, they drop out of school to try and expose what exactly is going on.

The three are more like antiheroes in the sense that they have to break some laws in order to find out what is going on with this law school scam.  They do hesitate at times to go through with some of their actions, but they realize they’re doing this for the greater good and to save future students from falling into this scam as well.  In the end, things wrap up pretty well, but I will say that it wasn’t quite in the way that I expected.

Then again, I’m not entirely sure what I was expecting with this book.  Still, I was happy with how it ended and I would recommend it to anyone who likes scandals or anything related to lawyers.

Rating: 3/5 stars

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