"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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People raised their hands offering responses ranging from " work " to " make sense , ” and Perini toured the room , quickly shooting them down : " No , " “ Never , ” “ Silly , ” “ You think that makes sense ?
To me , though , the proposal had made good sense . When I was deciding between law schools , a number of friends had encouraged me to go to Yale , because it has the lowest student / faculty ratio of any law school in the country .
They disparaged their classmates ' courage and moral sense . There were a few hot - tempered speeches , a little name - calling . Finally , Kyle cut off the argument by saying that those who wanted to sign the letter could do so .
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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