"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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firm resolutions to the series of questions Zechman put to us in the next few days ,
inquiries about what courts meant by " negligence ” or why the injuries caused by
certain kinds of activities had to be compensated , whether there had been ...
The final question cited three well - known cases on nuisance law and asked for
an essay about them . ... The questions themselves covered four single - spaced
pages and even after reading them twice I knew I hadn ' t recognized half of what
I was fairly nimble with Perini ' s questions about the case , but had more difficulty
when he asked me to compare it with others we ' d read in recent weeks . Most of
the time I sat there with a look of profound concentration or made weak ...
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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