"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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Once Jones has responded , the professor - as Socrates did with his students -
will question Jones about what he has said , pressing him to make his answers
clearer . If Jones says that the judge found that the contract had been breached ...
But the most obvious way to score with the professor and your classmates was to
be able to answer those befuddling questions that were always being asked . By
the beginning of the second week there was a noticeable group who seemed to ...
Scared , ” he answered . “ I was on the can ... It was another kind of issue -
spotting narrative about a gardener and a tree falling on a neighbor ' s house ,
but we were instructed to emphasize theory and policy in our answer . The final
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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