"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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But he never made a positive statement , never gave anything ... He'd never once told a student he or she was wrong , and he seemed almost reluctant to call on us off the chart , preferring to question the class as a whole 62 ONE L.
There never would be . I sat still for a second . Then I repeated what I'd just thought to myself : There were no answers . That was the point , the one Zechman - and some of the other professors , less tirelessly - had been trying to ...
“ I've never been a busybody , " she told me , " I've never been a gossip . I don't care what my neighbors do . But I'm just crazy to know how everyone did . ” As it was , few people spoke of Cs , although it was well known that a large ...
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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