"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 ... I can ' t help wondering what
kind of month it ' ll be between now and January 9 , when we have our first exam .
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 . The
tests are ...
Nicky told us that he had decided to try an even more pronounced departure from
issuespotting exams . “ People never get beyond reciting rules , " he said , and
admitted that students had criticized him in the past for giving a rule - oriented test
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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