"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 as it became apparent that Kyle was not going to finish his work on the outline on time , we became less generous , particularly since Kyle had already happily accepted what the rest of us had produced .
Aubrey and Stan and Terry were also there , and together the four of us acquainted Stephen with the news he had still not absorbedthat it was we and our outline and ' fanatical intensity ' that , in good part , had led to all of this .
all weekend , already pulling all - nighters , memorizing , outlining , reviewing . ... My control over myself was deteriorating rapidly , and somehow the business with the outline was still at the center of it .
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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