"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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Does he try to figure out what a reasonable person standing in one of their shoes might think ? Or does the judge just take the words for their plain meaning ? The pattern of each class all week was more or less the same .
The purchase of study aids by all students was proceeding so briskly that one person had set up a sales counter outside the dining hall; I was a particularly willing customer. By the last week, I knew I had gathered more aids than I ...
He stared at Wade, then, of course, called on the person beside him. Wade afterwards said he had been quite prepared, he was merely trying to establish his classmates' right to remain silent when they chose to.
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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