"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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I don ' t believe in coercing you into having something to say . ” The only thing he
did ask was that we try not to raise our hands when other students were talking .
Morris had a reputation as a theorist , often high - flown and abstract in his ...
wanted to believe it would be they , and of course the odds were on their side .
Frank Brodsky was one of the few people in the section who ' d maintained the
kind of ecstatic interest in the law throughout the year which many of us had felt at
It took me a while to believe I had actually said that . I told myself I was kidding . I
told myself that I had said that to shock Terry and Stephen . But I knew better .
What had been suppressed all year was in the open now . All along there 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