"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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He'd set aside statute reading and we were studying Criminal Procedure , far livelier material , which centers on a long line of controversial U.S. Supreme Court cases , like the Miranda and Escobedo decisions , that deal with the ...
But in the first week of the new term , while we were on our way to Civil Procedure , he had suddenly done a little dance and sung out , " Ooo , ooo , I'm gettin that itchy feelin ' , just can't sit . " He'd laughed and socked me in the ...
Another thing I'd recognized in the first week back was how difficult it was going to be to put together the two yearlong courses , Contracts and Procedure . My classmates had returned from their vacations talking about terms from the ...
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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