"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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Besides, a lot of people think he's a great teacher. ... It would run for only ten weeks, a little longer than half of the first term, and the instructor would be a teaching fellow, instead of a member of the faculty.
Among our teachers , too , Peter indicated that we would find both dark spots and bright spots . The overall quality of teaching was high , Peter said , but certain individuals were more agreeable than others . On the more positive side ...
I had not listened to Professor Mann long before I recognized that he was not a great teacher . ... It was not any secret that every section was planned so that the distribution of teaching talent between them was relatively equal ...
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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
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