"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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That's not funny , ” he told us , " although for some reason most law school professors don't like to talk about the destructive capacity you'll all hold as lawyers . I hope we can talk about that in here , and I also hope we can talk ...
The reasons we all put that kind of stock in what happened in class were complex . Superficially , I suppose it was no more than a further sign of how competitive we were with each other . But there were a number of environmental ...
Some professors deny that the reason for large classes is economic . A faculty adviser named Thomas Heinrich , a teacher of business and tax courses , was appointed for our Legal Methods group . Heinrich invited all of us to his house ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Pferdina - LibraryThing
I was interested in this book because I'm not ever going to law school and the first-person perspective is the closest-thing I'll have. I am interested in different methods of instruction, so this ... Read full review
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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