"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 no idea what half the words meant . I must have opened Black ' s Law
Dictionary twenty - five times and I still can ' t understand many of the definitions .
There are notations and numbers throughout the case whose purpose baffles me
For one thing , it seemed a crazy feistiness , if I was scared of Perini and
uncomfortable at the idea of being called on , to willingly expose myself to the
same kind of interrogation . More important , I ' d begun to realize how
complicated the ...
Zechman taught fault as an idea of utility combining philosophy and economics .
If precautions against injury are less costly than the likely toll of possible losses ,
then we say that the person who failed to take those precautions was negligent ...
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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