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.
For better or for worse , I have tried in the immediate aftermath of that demanding , rewarding , turbulent year to produce a coherent account of what it feels like to go through it . I have written in the belief that the law , like any ...
“ El numero uno , " a friend of mine had called HLS the spring before , in trying to persuade me to come here . Every detail about the place suggested its prominence . HLS is the oldest law school in the nation .
NEFRITES 9/3/75 ( near midnight ) Tried tonight to read a case for the first time . It is harder than hell . When I started , I thought the Legal Methods assignment would be easy . The memo from the boss was straightforward .
Even worse , Henley asked us to try our hand at briefing the case — that is , preparing a short digest of the facts , issues and reasoning essential to the court in making its decision . Briefing , I'm told , is important .
Much of what lawyers do in court , apparently , is to try to convince judges that the present situation is more like one precedent than another . This system of judges making law case by case is called the “ common law .
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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