"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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When the legislature speaks , the judge obeys . But most of the time , nobody has spoken to the point , and the judge decides the law on his own , looking to what other judges have done in similar circumstances .
Far more disturbing was the identity of the judges . An authentic summary judgment motion is a trial - level procedure , argued to a single judge . But the more judges , the sharper the questioning , and for that reason the Methods ...
weight on the panel , was Judge Clarence Mealy , a sitting Superior Court judge who also teaches Trial Practice courses given for upper - class students at HLS . David had told me that Mealy was an exceptionally well respected judge in ...
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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