One L

One L

The Turbulent True Story of A First Year at Harvard Law School

Book - 2010
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"A wonderful 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."
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, c2010
ISBN: 9780143119029
Characteristics: xiv, 288 p. ; 21 cm


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Jun 02, 2017

I had not read any of Scott Turow before, but had heard him being interviewed on NPR about his latest mystery. The interviewer began with his first book, One L, an autobiographical book about his first year at Harvard law School. It's a very interesting book. The realization that his enemy was himself and his battle between competition and ethics was fascinating and relevant to what we see so much of today in business, Congress (state or federal).


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