"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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I had put such confused feelings into grades and exams that a tangle was bound
to emerge . I felt an ugly and powerful jealousy of Stephen , but I realized my
grades were good . I had heard enough from 2Ls and 3Ls before to know that
Scott Turow. The day after grades came out , we all spoke of nothing else . It was
another of the times Annette had come with me to school , and when we got
home she told me how offended she had been by the constant gossip about
You just wait ' til those first term grades come out , ” he told me , " it ' ll be a whole
different ball game after that . They ' ll be those fellas with two As who think they '
ve sprouted wings and a halo , and they ' ll be a whole lot more folks who won ...
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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