"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 knew it . I could not shake that certainty of failure from my mind . And so within a few minutes that prophecy had fulfilled itself . Three quarters of the way through the brief exam period I tore up what I'd scribbled and tried to ...
He knew what he wanted , now . He knew where he belonged . I walked Aubrey back to his locker . Willie Hewitt came by , bragging about two Bs . “ Not bad for a screw - off , huh ? ” he asked me , as he passed . Aubrey seemed to wince .
Facing numbers like that , I knew no professor could deal humanly with students . Maybe my plans for next year would not work out . But I saw no point in conceding early . As it is , if the folklore is in any way accurate , I have two ...
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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