"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 with Nicky you can pass when you don ' t want to speak ; and with Zechman ,
now , you can pass when you don ' t know the answer . You can always tell Mann
that you are unprepared . But in Contracts there are no excuses once you hear ...
By the end of the first class , it looked as if the term was going to be a long , slow
contest , one against one hundred and forty . On the second day Fowler called on
Wade Strunk . " I pass , ” Wade answered in his soft accent . Fowler ran his ...
... in which nine persons consecutively had passed . The professor had employed
the screw - your - buddy tactic , calling on the student beside the one who ' d
failed to respond , and had ended up going down an entire row . “ Pass . ” “ Pass .
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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