"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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All this pressure begins to mount to take any job supposedly better than another . You feel as though if you don't take the ' better ' jobs then you're blowing all the advantages you built up by going to Harvard Law School .
On Wednesday morning , Annette did not feel any better . She had one of the viruses she was perpetually catching from the children , and she was far too hoarse to teach . Her plans were to rest in the morning , and then , if she felt ...
I want to do better than them . ” My tone was ugly , and Stephen and Terry both stared at me an instant . Then we quietly broke apart to find our separate ways home . It took me a while to believe I had actually said that .
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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