"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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In writing this book , I have sought to show that intensity , and the process of change , as they made themselves felt day by day upon me and on my classmates . I kept a journal throughout the year and often I've taken passages directly ...
I had spent my time as lecturer teaching courses in creative writing and doing my best to write on my own . It was not a bad life . But I found myself with a deepening interest in law . Some of the writing I was doing had involved a ...
One of the chief tasks in publishing a law review is to make sure each written piece has been scrupulously checked ... Then in the fall of our second year , there would be a writing competition for others who wanted to make the Review .
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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
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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