"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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Now and then as the year ran down at Stanford , I worried that I had made the
wrong choices - in giving up teaching , in going to Harvard . I talked about it one
day to a friend , a graduate student in the department whom I knew had thought ...
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 already
happily accepted what the rest of us had produced . We drew straws and I was ...
We ' re going to do okay . Other people just don ' t understand this stuff as well as
we do . I was over in the Ed School library and for Chrissake , Ellie Winship is still
trying to figure out what assumption of risk is . I feel really composed , ” he ...
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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