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One L: The Turbulent True Story of a First Year at Harvard Law School - Scott Turow
One L: The Turbulent True Story of a First Year at Harvard Law School
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Thirty years after Scott Turow entered law school comes an all new unabridged production of this classic with a special introduction by and interview with the authorONE L, Scott Turow's journal of his first year at law school and a bestseller when it was first published in 1977, has gone on to... show more
Thirty years after Scott Turow entered law school comes an all new unabridged production of this classic with a special introduction by and interview with the authorONE L, Scott Turow's journal of his first year at law school and a bestseller when it was first published in 1977, has gone on to become a virtual bible for prospective law students. Not only does it introduce with remarkable clarity the ideas and issues that are the stuff of legal education; it also brings alive the anxiety and competitiveness—with others and, even more, with oneself—that set the tone in this crucible of character building.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. Will the One L's survive? Will they excel? Will they make the Law Review, the outward and visible sign of success in this ultra-competitive microcosm. With remarkable insight into both his fellow students and...
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780446673785 (0446673781)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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Unimportant Musings
Unimportant Musings rated it
3.0 Book Review: One L: The Turbulent True Story of a First Year at Harvard Law School
Considering law school? If I were looking for a book on what to expect after being mad enough to seriously think said consideration, I could probably have done better than One L. Yet that doesn't have to mean you shouldn't give it chance, especially if you're even a little curious about law school. ...
Loves books and cats
Loves books and cats rated it
3.0
Interesting but one has to wonder how much things have changed. Don't know how relevant this would be to students wanting to attend law school now.
OstensiblyA
OstensiblyA rated it
Fairly horrifying for a prospective 1L. However, slightly hard to take seriously with the ridiculous amount of whining throughout the book. It's pretty annoying for those of us who would have killed to attend HLS. I hope the people attending law school now understand what they are getting themselves...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
There are lots of stories written about med school and law school, so many that you kind of wonder why anyone actually pursues those careers. On the other hand, both professions seem to spawn writers, so I suspect they really wanted to be writers all along, but felt like they needed to make the har...
EricCWelch
EricCWelch rated it
The traumatic experiences of Scott Turow at Harvard veneered in not-so subtle fiction. Read it years ago and loved it. My brother, who went to Harvard Law School says it's very true to reality. I was reminded or it by a scene from [b:The Abbey|10699126|The Abbey (a full-length suspense thriller)|C...
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