"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 have seen worse briefs and heard worse arguments , but I know what you are capable of . Frankly , I expected a lot more . ” The note was blunt and I was not prepared to deal again with the way I'd felt last week .
As the comparison of marks continued , I heard several comments to the effect that the number of high grades seemed disproportionate . Some of that was a statistical quirk . Given the queerness of the exams , the results on individual ...
As a stereotype , it possessed less than complete accuracy , but the line and the many repetitions of it I heard were revealing of a deep suspicion of the few persons among us who were not especially outgoing .
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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