"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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Mr . Karlin , ” Perini said , ambling toward my side of the room , " why don ' t you
tell us about the case of Hurley v . Eddingfield ? ” Karlin already had his notebook
open . His voice was quavering . " Plaintiff ' s intestate , ” he began . He got no ...
I introduced Annette to a number of people whom she hadn ' t met yet - Gina and
Kyle and Karen Sondergard - and together we steered her to a seat on the back
benches , suggesting a number of half - obscene responses in case Perini called
But an event in Perini ' s class reminded me and everyone else of the real power
our grades could wield over us in the future . Early in the second term , Perini
announced that , as he did annually , he would be hiring a few members of the ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AlanWPowers - LibraryThing
Must disagree with the jacket/ GoodReads blurb, "entirely true." NOT according to one of his undergrad professors, Theodore Baird, who wondered how Turow could present himself as such a blank slate ... Read full review