"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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At two , I left Mike and went to the first meeting of Legal Methods , Rather than a full - blown law school course , Methods was regarded as an introductory supplement to the firstyear curriculum . It would run for only ten weeks ...
The Legal Methods assignments had worked the section into a general frenzy that would not be duplicated until exams . It was a surprising development since many of my classmates had seemed bored by Legal Methods through much of the term ...
1Ls seemed to feel that Methods required an unfair sacrifice of time that could have been put into the larger courses . Being graded , they were regarded as more important . Yet the brief - writing assignment - which would be the end of ...
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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