"A wonderful book...it should be read by anyone who has ever contemplated going to law school. Or anyone who has ever worried about being human."--The New York Times
It was a year of terrors and triumphs, of depressions and elations, of compulsive work, pitiless competition, and, finally, mass hysteria. It was Scott Turow's first year at the oldest, biggest, most esteemed center of legal education in the United States. Turow's experiences at Harvard Law School, where freshmen are dubbed One Ls, parallel those of first-year law students everywhere. His gripping account of this critical, formative year in the life of a lawyer is as suspenseful, said The New York Times, as "the most absorbing of thrillers."
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Aubrey agreed to both propositions and at lunch , Terry and I met with him and the other people he'd contacted : six or seven men and women , none of whom I yet knew well . The conversation was tentative . In the second week of school ...
Sandy and Kyle , who lived in the dorms , went upstairs , and Stephen , Terry , Aubrey , and I sat around for another few minutes . All older , the four of us seemed to feel particularly comfortable together .
As we sat in the lounge , Aubrey appeared . There was no need to ask how he'd done . He looked gray . He put the coffee cup he was carrying down on the table . " Smack in the middle of the class , " he said .
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Pferdina - LibraryThing
I was interested in this book because I'm not ever going to law school and the first-person perspective is the closest-thing I'll have. I am interested in different methods of instruction, so this ... Read full review
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Literature professor and published author, Scott Turow, decides that he liked the research for his book so much that he will attend law school. He chooses the venerated Harvard Law School and ... Read full review