"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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A law firm is a group of attorneys who share clients , profits , and responsibilities ,
very much like a group practice among M . D . ' s . Firms range in size from two -
man operations to the biggest in New York , Washington , Chicago , LA - some ...
There are alternatives to big firm practice — “ corporate law , ” students usually
call it - but there are difficulties with each of them . Advancement in government
practice is limited by the fact that top - echelon positions are usually political ...
Some were eager for corporate practice , but about eighty percent said they
would ideally prefer to do something else - public - interest work , political work ,
work on behalf of the poor . But many who did not want to do corporate work -
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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