"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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Sort of a junior version of a faculty article , ” Peter said . “ That's basically it : you're like a junior professor when you're on the Review . You help the faculty with their articles . You do work of your own .
It was seven weeks before Mann announced the number of his faculty office in class and when he did , he said , “ Don't come yet - you won't find me there . ” I am sympathetic to a degree to the faculty wish to be left alone sometimes .
The rest stuck to the faculty eating place . And not many of the teachers seemed to walk through the underground tunnels that connect all the law school buildings and through which , during the winter , the students usually travel .
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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