"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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DE DU ) 123 Over the Columbus Day weekend , Annette and I went with David
and his wife , Lynne , to upstate New York , where David ' s family owns a cabin
on a lake in the Catskills . He and Lynne had invited us up there to see the fall ...
That ate up one weekend . Perini scheduled a practice exam on the first term ' s
material , and preparing for that consumed another . Perini ' s test was not
required , but I knew I needed the review . Another thing I ' d recognized in the
first week ...
all weekend , already pulling all - nighters , memorizing , outlining , reviewing .
Nobody seemed to have a moment now for conversation . We were all jumpy as
cats . I was no more collected than anybody else . I had gone through April
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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