"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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When many of my friends had decided to go to law school , I had been openly critical of their choices . Now , five years later , I saw the law less as a matter of remote privilege , and more a part of daily affairs .
I had many college friends who had gone to law school at Harvard and most had found the place large , harsh , and stilling . But I admired Harvard's reputation and its resources . I often told myself that my friends had been younger and ...
He told us that we were all his family , that we were all his friends . “ He's got a lot of nerve , ” Gina said afterwards , “ terrorizing me all year , then saying he's my friend . He's not my friend . ” Wade , I understand , compared ...
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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