"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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By the end of the day , that had become my reaction to all of the signs of hard
things ahead - a new purposefulness , hardy resolve . Everything I ' d
encountered so far - the law , my classmates , the great pace of discovery – had
left me in deep ...
I ' m running so hard that I keep putting off even a few minutes for genuine
reflection about what I ' m up to . I feel as if I am doing some enormous scrimshaw
- fine and minute and detailed - from six inches away , without any chance to step
I still had no conclusive idea on how far I could reach with the law , and like many
first - year students I had heard about the Review so often that it had finally been
digested as the emblem of a success which was otherwise hard to define .
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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