"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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As taxing as the volume of work , sometimes , was its nature . The typical law school test is what's usually referred to as an “ issue spotter . ” A long narrative is presented , involving a complicated series of events and a number of ...
Minority candidates are admitted with grades , and especially LSAT scores , sometimes lower than those of their white classmates . While the LSAT has been shown to be a far less effective measure of a minority student's likely law ...
At moments during the year , it sometimes appeared to me that my female classmates were not themselves entirely comfortable with the open aggression that law and law school demanded . In class , they tended to be retiring .
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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