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.
“ Case ” here means the published report of a judge's resolution of a dispute which has come before him . Typically , a case report contains a summary of the facts leading up to the lawsuit , the legal issues raised , and what the judge ...
So too are national episodes like Vietnam and Watergate , which have inspired many to look to law as a means by which change can be accomplished . Probably most important in accounting for the sudden rise in applications is the fact ...
At law schools like Harvard , that means a continued influx from the Ivy League colleges , with candidates from smaller and lesser - known schools at a disadvantage . The sole leveler is the LSAT - the only measure common to all ...
Know what every word in a case means ; and if your study has been shoddy , don't bother to show up : it would be a long time before you forgot the humiliation of being caught unready . The lecture on the library which we heard next was ...
When numbers got that high , the only means of communication was lecture . But Socratism is , in a way , an attempt to lead a discussion with the entire class of 140 . Generally , Socratic discussion begins when a student - I'll call ...
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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