"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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Gradually , Stephen had emerged as one of the persons ( like Hochschild and
Stern and Cauley , although far better liked ) who could be counted on always to
say something penetrating . The others had a talent for paring away at an idea ...
Down the hall tunnel , I found Stephen and walked him to Harkness , where I
bought him a congratulatory Coke . As we sat in the lounge , Aubrey appeared .
There was no need to ask how he ' d done . He looked gray . He put the coffee
By that Monday , Stephen had hit upon a more tangible expression of his concern
. It had been quite a weekend in the dormitories . Members of Section 2 who had
no access to outlines and study groups were becoming desperate . They were ...
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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