"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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Stephen repeated to me someone else ' s remark that Clarissa was " a nice guy
off the field , but a terror once she gets between those white lines . ” Feelings
seemed widespread that the people who spoke daily were hotdogging , showing
His jaw rotated once or twice before he spoke . “ You mean , you didn ' t think we '
d get that far , ” he said . He was looking up at Mooney with horrible hatred in his
face and his voice was icy with contempt . This was betrayal . That was it .
Once more he ' d used the classroom for his own purposes , turning a private
matter into a public spectacle . He ' d glorified himself and the job of working for
him . He ' d rubbed our noses in the crucial effects of grades . And once again ,
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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