"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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Terry didn ' t believe me . He had been making good use of the time he was not in
class and lately had been spending hours in the library reading law review
articles on whatever he found interesting . In the process , he ' d become quite ...
was due I was disgruntled to learn that Terry had not finished his half . We had
the long President ' s Day weekend ahead , however , and Terry assured me that
he ' d finish the brief in the next day or two and get it to Margo , who would still ...
I told her it wasn ' t my life , ” Terry answered . “ Look , ” I said , “ that ' s not a
subtle approach . ” When I looked at Terry I could see a hard gleam coming into
his eyes . He was powerfully angry . " Well , it ' s not my life , man , is it ? ” he
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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