"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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Even worse , Henley asked us to try our hand at briefing the case — that is ,
preparing a short digest of the facts , issues and reasoning essential to the court
in making its decision . Briefing , I ' m told , is important . All first - year students do
it so ...
... when we discussed the law school council ' s small class proposal . “ 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 .
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 deserve to be at ...
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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