"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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Racial relations at Harvard Law School are probably better than in any setting in
which I ' ve found myself for many years . Even compared to the hip racial scene
in the Bay Area , HLS seemed remarkable for its lack of tension . There are black
tice , unless , of course , the other side is represented by a graduate of the
Harvard Law School , or perhaps Yale . " Harvard - love at HLS even goes so far
as to amount to a kind of prejudice in favor of the law made by Harvard jurists .
When Roscoe Pound , who eventually became the dean of Harvard Law School ,
entered as a first - year student in 1889 , he was required to take courses in Torts
, Criminal Law , Property , Contracts , and Common - Law Forms of Action , a ...
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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