"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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But it ' s so important , so important to get away from the law now and then . Just
so that you can maintain some perspective . Don ' t get so caught up in all of this
that you forget to leave it once in a while . Your work will always be there when ...
Briefing , I ' m told , is important . All first - year students do it so they can organize
the information in a case , and the various student guide books make it sound
easy . But I have no idea of what a good brief looks like or even where to start .
The librarian nimbly described where the important books were located and
when and why we would want to use them - the sets of state laws , the volumes of
case reports , the treatises and encyclopedias and journals , the gargantuan
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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