"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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Once Jones has responded , the professor - as Socrates did with his students -
will question Jones about what he has said , pressing him to ... Professors '
classroom procedures differ so widely that this description cannot be called
In using the Socratic method , professors are informing students that what would
normally be a safe personal space is likely at any moment to be invaded . That
feeling , might well have made me more attentive in class , but it also left me quite
I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of professors I saw in the
student dining hall during the year . The rest stuck to the faculty eating place .
And not many of the teachers seemed to walk through the underground tunnels
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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