"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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As I met my classmates that day and in the next few weeks I was often amazed by the range of achievements . About two fifths of them had been out of college for at least a year and few had wasted the time . Around twenty of the people ...
As first - year students , most of my classmates did not have well - developed feelings on these subjects - corporate practice and money . For most of us the interview season served only to raise those questions in a muted way for the ...
They had no desire even to stand equal to their classmates . Willie was one of those persons , and he was virtually immune to competitive pressures . He had , for instance , told me that we would have to tailor our work around his ...
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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