"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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Half the time his remarks are too disconnected for me to make sense of them , and when I do understand what he's saying I'm disappointed by the sort of cramped , sociological style of his thinking . There are moments when you can see ...
losing our sense of principle and decency ? -those questions Mann prefers to brush off . Perhaps we'll reach them later in the course , but my impression is that our time for being philosophical is now . As for Zechman , I'm still lost ...
In consequence , I and many other classmates were often left with the sense of a gap between legal ideas and those we had known in other areas of study . Nicky was out to efface that boundary . “ The law , ” Nicky said at one point in ...
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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