"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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When I asked where he was from , he told me Elizabeth , New Jersey , and Montclair State College , then added , “ Hey , man , the only reason I got in here was cause they thought I was Puerto Rican . ” I looked at him .
Bertram Mann, I'd been told, had written a wealth of well-regarded studies on victimless crimes— prostitution, narcotics use, gambling— and after the first hour I became certain that his best efforts with the law were there.
He laughed as he told the story. He was tough, proud, ferociously independent, bright with that incredible city quickness. I admired him. The Lawbook Thrift Shop was crowded when we arrived. It is run by the wife of one of the law ...
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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