"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 about
some of ...
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 effects ...
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 - 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