"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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Ostensibly , the second term in Nicky's course was devoted to close examination of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure . The federal rules regulate most aspects of how a federal court runs : how actions are initiated , how information ...
In singling Nicky out for criticism on this score , I thought I saw in my classmates a reaction which mirrored what had gone on with me after I had been called on by Perini . Only when I was less desperately frightened could I feel my ...
I know that Kyle did not like Nicky Morris much . He'd told me that . He voiced the familiar complaints about Nicky's ego . But he still invited Nicky out on weekends to play softball , and visited him in his office to talk over deep ...
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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