"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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WOOD ) 123 Late in January , the moot court competition began . At Harvard , the
competition is an annual memorial to James Barr Ames , a renowned law
professor who died early in the century ; and in all its phases , the competition is ...
The federal rules regulate most aspects of how a federal court runs : how actions
are initiated , how information can be ... Not only are the rules central in federal
courts , but they are also the model for the procedural schemes of many of the ...
incorporate the new Supreme Court case . I claimed that the general thrust of all
the Court ' s opinions was that a person was a “ public figure ” whenever he or
she was somehow involved with the well - being of a community , and that within
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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