"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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Even more significant , I think , was the fact that the briefs and the arguments could answer some of that longing ... The judge examines the briefs and the attached affidavits , listens to argument , and decides whether the law and the ...
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 ...
Oral argument usually commences with a brief recitation of the facts and questions of the case . This is to refresh the memory of the judges . Terry did not get much beyond the facts , though , when the court started hitting him with ...
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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