This is definitely Avi's Nothing But the Truth for the new millenium. With the popularity of Mock Trial teams and the number of children who are interested in being lawyers when they grow up, I'm surprised there aren't more books that incorporate the legal system. Coy's Box Out and Klass' Wrestling with Honorare the only other two books that touch on legal matters even tangentially.
I taught middle school Latin, and cannot imagine any 6-8th grader learning that subject without any homework. Just... doesn't work. Considering that I found the basic premise of the book didn't hold, I enjoyed this more than I thought I would. This is a testament to Frank's writing, and the target demographic will be delighted with the idea of doing away with homework in a way that I definitely was NOT!