"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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The fact that the year's events took place at Harvard— the oldest, largest, and perhaps most esteemed of America's law schools— does not in the end differentiate my experience much from that of the nearly 40,000 Americans who begin ...
The sexual habits of some professors were called into question , and there were a couple of teachers who took the brunt of most of the humor . The Incident was often recalled . In one scene a “ Professor Preening " took a meat - ax to a ...
They just do everything they have to and they ridicule it at the same time . They all swore the first year they'd never go to corporate firms , and now they just took the job because it was sort of expected .
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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