"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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It was the only course that would concentrate expressly on the relationship
between government and private citizens . And he also said that it would be the
single class in which we would do close reading of statutes as well as cases .
Much of ...
ships . I ' ve become increasingly close to Steve Litowitz . We spend a good deal
of time with one another during the day , walk together to the Harvard Square bus
station in the late afternoon , even hang on the phone like high schoolers in the ...
We now engaged in close assessments daily of how well people had done in
class , especially when they ' d been called on , almost as if it had been an
athletic event . “ Jack was terrific today . ” “ Yeah , but I felt bad for him when
Perini nailed ...
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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