"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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He nodded and we went off together toward the classroom in Austin where we would both find out . Most law school classrooms are arranged in roughly the same way . Broken usually by two aisles , concentric semicircles of seats and desks ...
And none of us found it easy to endure our classroom errors , let alone on a regular basis . “ Isn't it awful ? ” Stephen asked me one day after he'd muffed an answer in Civil Procedure . “ I haven't felt that bad in years .
But it was in the classroom , with the 140 of us together facing the professor , that exam competition was most closely simulated ; and it was to what happened there that we gave the greatest weight . The more people tended to see ...
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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