"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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We knew that was true and the four of us took his absence without much complaint . But as it became apparent that Kyle was not going to finish his work on the outline on time , we became less generous , particularly since Kyle had ...
When he finished , there was a round of rebuttal ; then the four of us left the room to allow the judges to consult . It is usually weeks before a real appellate court announces its decision in a written opinion , but in Ames we'd be ...
I come to these four - hour numbers with a virtual traveling commissary : earplugs , paper , four pencils , four pens , three rolls of mints , two packs of cigarettes , a cup of iced coffee , a Coke , two chocolate bars ...
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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