"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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... I was) to take what are generally thought of as the basic subjects— the law of Contracts, Torts, and Property, the Criminal Law, Civil Procedure. Nor does the manner of instruction vary much from place to place.
When Wade spoke my heart clutched and I thought to myself, the Incident, Part II. "I didn't hear you," Fowler said. "I pass." "I'm sorry?" "I pass." Wade said again, louder, looking straight at Fowler. "Are we playing bridge or ...
I thought a second . Then suddenly I was speaking from the frenzied center of everything that had gripped me in the last week . " I want the advantage , " I said . " I want the competitive advantage . I don't give a damn about anybody ...
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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