"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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Mr. Karlin , " Perini said , ambling toward my side of the room , " why don't you tell us about the case of Hurley v . Eddingfield ? ” Karlin already had his notebook open . His voice was quavering . “ Plaintiff's intestate , ” he began ...
It was in Perini's class . We were studying Hadley v . Baxendale , a famous case which established a limit on the kinds of damages a winning plaintiff in a contract suit could collect . Perini asked us what the rule of Hadley was not ...
When class started , it was apparent that Perini did not share our high mood . ... Perhaps a quarter of the seats were empty and Perini had stared for a long time at the sparsely occupied tiers before beginning . Perini's normal pattern ...
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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