"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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By Friday , the level of anxiety in the class had mounted to a kind of fury . Most
people were willing to agree that Zechman was earnest and extremely patient .
He was kindly in his interrogations . He ' d never once told a student he or she
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
make for ...
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 number ...
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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