“A wonderful book…it 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.”
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About Scott Turow
All of Scott Turow’s novels have been major international bestsellers. A former assistant U.S. attorney in Chicago, where he is a partner in the law firm of Sonnenschein, Nath, and Rosenthal, he is currently teaching fiction writing at Northwestern University.
Published by Penguin Books Dec 28, 2010| 304 Pages| 5-5/16 x 8| ISBN 9780143119029