"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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seemed to have looked at things and what kind of interpretative standard that suggested . Then Perini would ask whomever he was questioning to compare that standard with what we'd seen in other cases . He'd ask the student to reconcile ...
But to Gina , the process which had brought that kind of change about was frightening and objectionable . " I don't care if Bertram Mann doesn't want to know how I feel about prostitution , ” she said that day at lunch .
But when I opened my blue book , some kind of emotional sluice opened in me as well . Everything accumulating the past few weeks arrived as a grand swell of pain and dread and confusion . How , how , I thought , with a quick and ...
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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