"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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Most of those are the decisions of appellate courts , designated higher courts to which lawyers carry their objections to ... apt tools for teaching students the kind of precise reasoning considered instrumental to a lawyer's work .
Much of what lawyers do in court , apparently , is to try to convince judges that the present situation is more like one precedent than another . This system of judges making law case by case is called the common law .
He talked about the model of a lawyer's work that the steady stream of appellate cases suggests . Weren't we really training to be lawyers who only interview clients and write briefs and argue before courts - the kind of lawyers Legal ...
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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