"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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Nicky Morris , on the other hand , was a lit at once . From the start it was obvious that we would be on a different footing with him than with the other professors . “ I'm Nicky Morris , ” he said when he started the first class ...
shared manners , there was a subtler alliance struck between Morris and the class . From the start it was apparent that Nicky was an outsider at HLS , just as we were as newcomers . He was freely critical of the law school and of legal ...
It was Nicky Morris who most neatly summed up what we were all trying to do in using legalisms . In the last meeting of Civil Procedure that week , a woman answered a question Morris had posed . “ The court does not have subject matter ...
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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