"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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were that I wanted to be sure there would be room for Terry - we'd discussed a group already - and I was unwilling to saddle myself with the responsibility of a course outline , a project which I knew a couple of the groups in the ...
... in my journal— saying that I would have to "adjust" to "small disappointments"— masked a wild- ness and bitterness and lack of control in my feelings which would intensify in the coming weeks, and had to an extent already set in.
Students prepare and argue appellate cases— cases On which there is already a trial decision— against one another and at HLS all arguments supposedly take place in the mythical state of Ames. Every 1L is required to take part in the ...
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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