"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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Having been in class , having recognized mutual ignorance and fallibility , has made us all a little less awed by each other and consequently a little less attracted . For the most part , an atmosphere of modesty and bonhomie has taken ...
I'm grateful for his easygoing manner in the classroom , but there are moments when that gentleness seems less friendship than condescension . We're still doing jurisdiction over the person , a topic which has mushroomed in complexity ...
The First Amendment issues in our defamation case -- the questions of which citizens were public figures and why speech about them should be less restricted - turned increasingly subtle and challenging as I worked them through , and I ...
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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