"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."
Results 1-3 of 19
You couldn't understand most of what you read at first , but you have turned the passage inside out , drawn diagrams , written briefs . You could not be more prepared . And when you get to class that demigod who knows all the answers ...
Pretty loudly , it turned out . The nurse asked quietly if I was suicidal . No , of course not , I answered , just aching . There were plenty of people around HLS in that category . I would have to wait until after Thanksgiving to see ...
It all sounds like a great idea , but the classes have turned out to be watered - down versions of advanced courses , boring to the faculty who teach them and also to 1Ls . As a a result , I - like nearly half of the first - year class ...
What people are saying - Write a review
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
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