"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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Doubt - about themselves , about what they are doing — is a malady familiar to
first - year law students and I arrived already afflicted . I was not sure that I was up
to that tradition of excellence . And I was still not absolutely positive that law ...
It seemed to border on plagiarism . Whatever category , two generalizations
about law books usually hold true . They are quite large - I ' d already had to
invest in a big orange knapsack to haul all of them around . And they are
were that I wanted to be sure there would be room for Terry - we ' d discussed a
group already — and I was unwilling to saddle myself with the responsibility of a
course outline , a project which I knew a couple of the groups in the section had ...
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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