"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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What in the hell are " the facts , " for instance ? The case goes on for a solid page giving all the details ... That fact came as news to me when David explained it this summer . I had always thought that the legislature makes all the ...
“ Many of them wouldn't come out well , ” he put it , trying to be delicate about the fact that there are some stuffy and arrogant people who teach at Harvard Law School . Many on the HLS faculty are accustomed to thinking ...
You guys forgot the facts , " she told us at once . Each of us was to summarize the facts of the case in the memo . We'd both overlooked it . Terry was nonchalant . “ Look , " he told her , “ if we can't get the facts out , we don't ...
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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