"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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Students in all years pore over past exams , sometimes to an extent unrecognized by the faculty . This year , one professor repeated a test he'd used three or four years earlier and had to award a classful of As and A - pluses .
And by altering his plans for the exam , Nicky seemed to acknowledge the potentially powerful effect of the study ... As exams neared , I was told many times that Kyle was openly confessing his desperate desire to make the Law Review .
Our study group met one afternoon to go over one of Perini's former exams and we soon discovered that none of us could even ... because no one could understand Kyle's remarks on collateral estoppel , a crucial subject for the exam .
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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