"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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Hypothetically , the teachers are free to disregard those figures , but it's a safe bet that most keep the past distribution of grades in mind . The students tend to think in terms of a fixed curve , with a lot of speculation about the ...
The day after grades came out , we all spoke of nothing else . It was another of the times Annette had come with me to school , and when we got home she told me how offended she had been by the constant gossip about marks ...
You just wait ' til those first term grades come out , " he told me , " it'll be a whole different ball game after that . They'll be those fellas with two As who think they've sprouted wings and a halo , and they'll be a whole lot more ...
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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