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A 24-year-old third-year law student at Tulane University, Shaw is Professor Thomas Callahan's current lover and star pupil. She wears baggy clothes that male students suspect cover a fabulous body. She has dark red, shoulder-length hair, and long legs: a perfect cheerleader look. A native of Denver, she graduates college magna cum laude in biology, is second in her class at Tulane, and is looking to be number one. She recites facts on virtually any case, and hopes after passing the bar to sue chemical companies for trashing the environment. She also intends a malpractice suit against the lawyer who botches her late father's estate, leaving her with a sizeable nest egg (increased by sound investments), but needing to live frugally.

It takes the womanizing Callahan a month to get Shaw to go to dinner and longer to get her into bed. He has not kept his...

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