"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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When I finished , I looked at the man seated beside me . I watched him count his cards three times . Then I did the same thing myself . When I looked up he was watching me . " They're all here , " I told him . He nodded .
He looked past fifty , coarse - skinned and dark . He was half - bald , but his black hair was styled carefully . There was a grim set to his mouth and eyes . " This class will deal with the law of obligations , of bargains , commercial ...
Then she looked sweetly down to Nicky at the podium . “ No one , ” she told him , “ is sitting in seat ninety - one . ” Ilene's greatest triumph , however , came with Perini . Ilene had grown up nearby in Boston's Italian North End ...
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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