"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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the section on the multiple choice exam . When I spoke with Morris later ... Nicky had written a long note on his exam saying it was the finest he'd read . ... Final exams play on a law student's world like some weirdly orbiting moon .
Students in all years pore over past exams , sometimes to an extent unrecognized by the faculty . This year , one professor repeated a test he'd used three or four years earlier and had to award a classful of As and A - pluses .
applicants will do in school , which is to say how high they will rank on exams . Those forecasts , based on statistical formulae that combine LSAT scores and college grades , are often quite accurate . But that amounts only to saying ...
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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