"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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“ Look , " he told me , " if I was going to law school , I would be going because I wanted to meet my enemy . I think that's a good thing to do . And if I wanted to meet my enemy , I would go to Harvard , because ...
Terry said he wanted to buy a book in the meantime and I volunteered to go with him . I had bought all mine the week before , but I wanted to get a look at the Lawbook Thrift Shop , where he was heading - a store in the law school where ...
A few upperclassmen seemed to feel that they could not really get the jobs they wanted . And there was another , equally unhappy group , who seemed to feel the jobs they wanted were not really there . Most of the employers who interview ...
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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