"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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Both Mann and Zechman described in some detail the tests they were planning to give . Mann's would be an eight - hour affair which could be taken at home ; it would require us to relate a fact situation to the Model Penal Code and to ...
Now we've worked hard on this thing , but now we have got to hit it ; we have got to give it the fanatical intensity it deserves . ” I tried to calm Stephen as we went to lunch . Aubrey and Stan and Terry were also there , and together ...
And for God's sake , don't give up your decency . The madness in the atmosphere , the battle between the study groups , persisted . People continued to surreptitiously hand each other outlines in brown - paper bags .
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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