"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 are going to have an enormous power to do bad things when you finish your
education here , " he said . “ When you get into practice , you ' ll be shocked at the
incredible opportunities you have to mess up other people ' s lives . That ' s ...
I admire his wit ; and being almost from the same pod , we seem to react to most
things the same way . The work is still there , crushing in amount and far from
easy . In Legal Methods , the assignments continue to pile on . Soon we will face
As I moved through those middle weeks in October , a lot of things were serving
to sober my mood . That gray cap which hovers over Cambridge at least six
months a year had begun to appear . The squirrels were burrowing , storing nuts .
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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