"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 estoppel and ...
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 , and the
process of ...
VE ( RO ) ( LS At the start of October , many of the upper - year students began to
appear each day in professional dress . ... Ostensibly , the job search of the
upperclassmen has little to do with the experience of first - year law students .
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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