"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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His comments were only vaguely tied to each other and every remark seemed
offhand . “ Of course , I want you to be prepared each day , ” he said at one point ,
" very well prepared . As if this were a tutorial , me and you , me and each one of
In the final category , the nether world well beneath academic respectability , are
the myriad study aids , commercially prepared casebook and course and subject
- matter outlines , and other kinds of digests . The best - known series is the ...
I am sorry , sir , ” Mooney said , “ I ' m not prepared . ” Perini froze over the seating
chart , stock - still , one elbow hooked in the air as he held his pencil . His jaw
rotated once or twice before he spoke . “ You mean , you didn ' t think we ' d get ...
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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