"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 get down ...
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 years
to learn ...
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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