"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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I found Terry Nazarrio after class . He asked me what I thought about Mann and I told him you couldn't win them all . " Seemed like a nice dude , at least , " Terry said . " The thing about not being prepared ? " I agreed .
The research can be endless but Terry and I had sworn to do a creditable job without going crazy . By the end of Saturday , I thought we'd made a good start . I had more or less appropriated the Constitutional issue and been through a ...
I cite CJS , Prosser , ALR , " Terry answered . “ Those are encyclopedias , ” she said , " hornbooks . They're not cases . They're not law . " For a moment , the two of them debated with increasing heat . Terry insisted he had done ...
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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