"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."
Results 1-3 of 32
or employing Legal in other contexts— “ Let me add a caveat ” to mean “ Let me give you a warning . ... I'm not sure I know what that means , " Morris told the woman , " but I'm still glad to hear you talking that way .
That means that the laws of no one state are emphasized . ... mean . Does he listen to A , who said those words ? Or B , who heard them ? Does he try to figure out what a reasonable person standing in one of their shoes might think ?
Everyone knows what laches means , ” he told us in defining a term which had appeared in an opinion : “ No one knows what laches means . Among students in the section , by far the most graceful sense of humor belonged to Ilene Bello ...
What people are saying - Write a review
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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JenniferRobb - LibraryThing
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