"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 case is four pages long and at 10:35 I finally finished . It was something like stirring concrete with my eyelashes . I had no idea what half the words meant . I must have opened Black's Law Dictionary twenty - five times and I ...
Karlin stared up at him and blinked and finally said , " No. " “ No , I didn't think so , " Perini said . “ What if the word was ' testate ' ? What would that be ? Would we have moved from the stomach ” -Perini waved a hand and there ...
Maybe I just felt I'd finally done something roundly good with the law . ... All those victories in the courtroom , clean and unequivocal , and the sweet purring of your ugly little enemy when he is finally satisfied .
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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