"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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Once Jones has responded , the professor - as Socrates did with his students — will question Jones about what he has said , pressing ... Professors ' classroom procedures differ so widely that this description cannot be called typical .
Most of the professors were loath to grant us any kind of praise in the large classes , no matter how extraordinary was a student's performance . Their thinking , I guess , was that to do so would only increase the resentments in an ...
I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of professors I saw in the student dining hall during the year . The rest stuck to the faculty eating place . And not many of the teachers seemed to walk through the underground tunnels ...
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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