"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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For the most part , though , raising my hand was not the result of any well -
thought - out scheme . I am something of a babbler , especially when I ' m tense .
Outside of class , I was on a kind of oral jet stream , cruising along on my own talk
... paged through the code and come up with various suggestions : assault ,
attempted murder . Mann himself had asked if this were possibly attempted
manslaughter . I had the answer to that , a very clever one , I thought , and raised
my hand .
Now , with oral arguments at hand , attendance had dropped substantially . Many
people were preparing for the argument even more doggedly than for the brief .
Perhaps a quarter of the seats were empty and Perini had stared for a long time ...
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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