"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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It is during the first year that you learn to read a case , to frame a legal argument , to distinguish between seemingly indistinguishable ideas ; then that you begin to absorb the mysterious language of the law , full of words like ...
For all of us who have made it through the first year , I am sure that it was a similar undertaking , overwhelming , sometimes frightening , always dizzyingly intense . In writing this book , I have sought to show that intensity ...
The 2Ls were looking for summer work as clerks - again , most often in big private firms . Ostensibly , the job search of the upperclassmen has little to do with the experience of first - year law students .
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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