"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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Among our teachers , too , Peter indicated that we would find both dark spots and
bright spots . The overall quality of teaching was high , Peter said , but certain
individuals were more agreeable than others . On the more positive side seemed
I regarded that as something affirmative , and in time it was Peter himself whom I
began to see as the embodiment of all of that . In Methods class he always spoke
of law and lawyer ' s work as something sober and exalted . He regularly talked ...
Sort of a junior version of a faculty article , ” Peter said . “ That ' s basically it : you '
re like a junior professor when you ' re on the Review . You help the faculty with
their articles . You do work of your own . You go over each other ' s work .
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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