Law school, as anyone who has attended can attest, is an adventure for the entire family, a life-changing experience for all involved. Dozens of help books have been written for new law students, but none for their loved ones, until now. Written by an award-winning professor (author of 1L of a Ride) with wide experience teaching at six law schools, The Companion Text to Law School: Understanding and Surviving Life with a Law Student provides parents, partners, and other friends and relatives of law students with all the information and tools needed to understand and survive their student s intrepid journey through the highs, lows, and sometimes crazy world of legal education. Filled with comments, anecdotes, and insights from real law students and their loved ones, The Companion Text to Law School explains all the essentials of legal education; explores the psyches of law students (including what they love to talk about, things you should never say to them, their sources of stress, and how law school can change their personalities); and addresses the impact of law school on outside relationships, while giving tips for managing them. The book is written in a lively, reader-friendly voice, bolstered by humor and backed up throughout by academic research.