"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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One was taught by a young professor who ' d established a glowing reputation
with 1 Ls as instructor of one of the first - term courses in another section . The
other class was to be taught by Archibald Cox . The rumors bruited among 1 Ls ...
At the start of the term , Fowler had been particularly harsh . ... With his questions
, Fowler tried to befuddle the class , asking for definitions of terms and procedural
maneuvers we ' d never seen before , trying to drive us into the inferential ...
Perini scheduled a practice exam on the first term ' s material , and preparing for
that consumed another . ... My classmates had returned from their vacations
talking about terms from the two classes which I ' d all but forgotten : quasi in rem
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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