"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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Even more significant , I think , was the fact that the briefs and the arguments
could answer some of that longing for ... The judge examines the briefs and the
attached affidavits , listens to argument , and decides whether the law and the
facts of ...
Thus , for half the time I was on my feet , I was fiercely trying to punch holes in my
own best arguments . Near the end , Quinley gave up hope . “ Counsel , ” he said
, " we seem to be going in circles . ” “ Indeed we do , your honor , " I answered ...
Scott Turow. argument to read and comment on . I hadn ' t spoken with Peter
about the argument . He ' d had to leave for a class as soon as we finished , and I
' d avoided him since . But to the brief Peter had appended a long personal note .
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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