"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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he asked. I nodded. "I hear he's tough." "You said it. I had him last year," Mike said. "He's something else." "What does he do— beat his students?" "You'll see." Mike smiled, but he shook his head as if someone had given him a blow.
Mann had asked us how the case would be classified under the Model Penal Code . The members of the section had paged through the code and come up with various suggestions : assault , attempted murder . Mann himself had asked if this ...
I asked him to wait and hurried on up . The huge classroom was quiet . ... Sandy Stern had now positioned himself at the foot of the stairs , asking people their grades as they sifted past . Sandy himself had done quite well , an A and ...
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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