One L: The Turbulent True Story of a First Year at Harvard Law School
One L, Scott Turow's journal of his first year at law school and a best-seller when it was first published in 1977, has gone on to become a virtual bible for prospective law students.
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Each September , a new crop of students enter Harvard Law School to begin an
intense , often grueling , sometimes harrowing year of introduction to the law .
Turow's group of One Ls are fresh , bright , ambitious , and more than a little ...
It is during the first year that you learn to read a case , to frame a legal argument ,
to distinguish between seemingly indistinguishable ideas ; then that you begin to
absorb the mysterious language of the law , full of words like estoppel and ...
They called us “ One Ls , " and there were 550 of us who came on the third of
September to begin our careers in the law . For the first three days we would
have Harvard Law School to ourselves while we underwent a brief orientation
The 2Ls and 3Ls will be present and the section will begin the schedule we'll be
on for much of the year . This semester we'll have Contracts , Civil Procedure ,
Criminal Law , and Torts . The latter two courses last only one term and they'll be
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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