"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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... the fact that I barely understood much of what I was reading or hearing . Before
we ' d left for the East , one California lawyer - friend advised me to remember
that in many ways a legal education was just the learning of a second language .
About now , " he said , “ law school begins to become more than just learning a
language . You also have to start learning rules and you ' ll find pretty quickly that
there ' s quite a premium placed on mastering the rules and knowing how to ...
We ' re not learning Civil Procedure ; we ' re learning Nicky Morris ' s theory of
rules . What ' s going to happen to all of us when we go into a courtroom and
make a motion under Rule Twelve E ? Do you think the judge is going to give a
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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