"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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With Stephen, I made a number of trips to a Harvard Square bookstore where legal study aids were stocked in shelf- high abundance, and on each occasion I bought something else. My own doubts and Stephen's rationales would persuade me ...
Down the hall tunnel , I found Stephen and walked him to Harkness , where I bought him a congratulatory Coke . As we sat in the lounge , Aubrey appeared . There was no need to ask how he'd done . He looked gray .
By that Monday , Stephen had hit upon a more tangible expression of his concern . It had been quite a weekend in the dormitories . Members of Section 2 who had no access to outlines and study groups were becoming desperate .
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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