"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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You also have to start learning rules and you ' ll find pretty quickly that there ' s
quite a premium placed on mastering the rules and knowing how to apply them . "
But in learning rules , don ' t feel as if you ' ve got to forsake a sense of moral ...
For the student , the job is to sort quickly through the situation to try to name the
endless skein of applicable rules and also to describe the implications of using
one rule rather than another . Like a good lawyer , the student is expected to be ...
Ostensibly , the second term in Nicky ' s course was devoted to close examination
of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure . The federal rules regulate most aspects
of how a federal court runs : how actions are initiated , how information can be ...
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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