At the start of the third year, Hart assumes Presidency of Law Review and proposes a controversial approach to the first issue. He also struggles with leadership issues. His problems are compounded by an article request from Kingsfieldmthat does not fit with the theme of the issue. Professor Tyler begins classes, and clashes with Kinsgsfield over admitting Bell to her class, since Bell has not completed all the prerequisites. Bell becomes dorm advisor to the new group of first year students. New student Rose struggles to adjust to law school after raising a family. Ford's younger brother Tom is a first year student, and his presence causes friction, as the brothers have always been very competitive. Harriman is chosen by Hart to run the writing competition, whereby students without the best grades have an alternative method to apply for Law Review. Ford enters the writing competition.