"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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was twenty - six years old , a grown - up , and here I was being told exactly where to place my fanny come 9:10 A.M. And beyond that remained the disquieting thought of getting called on , and , even worse , the paralyzing little ...
When you're called on in those courses the professors ask you only a question or two and then go on to someone else , or fill in with their own comments . Nobody likes getting called on . But with Nicky you can pass when you don't want ...
1 he'd say , “ that's ridiculous , ” cutting off whomever he'd called on . At the start of the term , Fowler had been particularly harsh . “ I'm going to see if these rumors are true that you learned something last semester , " he told ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Pferdina - LibraryThing
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