"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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Perini began to pace there slowly , his hands behind his back . I watched him as he came toward our side of the room , staring up harshly at the faces around him . He looked past fifty , coarse - skinned and dark .
He began marching fiercely up the aisle toward Karlin . " Intes - tate , ” he said , “ in - tes - tate . What is that ? Something to do with the stomach ? Is this an anatomy class , Mr. Karlin ? ” Perini's voice had become shrill with a ...
So I went to Widener and found the official roll of U.S. Civil War pensioners and sure enough , in 1877 Mrs. Tish , as survivor , began to receive eight dollars a month . " The reaction from the class to Sandy's historical probing was a ...
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I was interested in this book because I'm not ever going to law school and the first-person perspective is the closest-thing I'll have. I am interested in different methods of instruction, so this ... Read full review
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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