Printer Friendly
The Free Library
22,728,043 articles and books

One L: The Turbulent True Story of A First Year at Harvard Law School.

ONE L: THE TURBULENT TRUE STORY OF A FIRST YEAR AT HARVARD LAW SCHOOL Harvard Law School (colloquially, Harvard Law or HLS) is one of the professional graduate schools of Harvard University. Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard Law is considered one of the most prestigious law schools in the United States. . Scott Turow. 1977/2005. Read by Halter halter

the simplest form of restraint for the head of farm animals. Comprises a poll strap, a nose band and a halter shank that brings the ends of the nose band together under the mandible. Made of leather or cotton or manila rope.
 Graham. 9 cds. 11 hrs. Audio Renaissance. 1-59397-673-9. $39.95. Cardboard; content, author notes. SA

Turow began Harvard Law School after teaching writing at Stanford University Stanford University, at Stanford, Calif.; coeducational; chartered 1885, opened 1891 as Leland Stanford Junior Univ. (still the legal name). The original campus was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. David Starr Jordan was its first president. . Despite the rigors of a traditional law school curriculum and competition from the best and brightest of would-be attorneys, he kept a contemporaneous journal that became the basis for this book, first published in 1977. Then and now, his memoir describes the daily realities of a first-year law student--the pressure, coping strategies, and personality changes--with soul-searing accuracy. Not only does his book give students contemplating legal careers a realistic taste of just how one is compelled into "thinking like a lawyer," it also goes a long way to help readers understand why the public expects so much from lawyers and feels it gets so little.

Turow's point that the traditional curriculum spits out lawyers programmed to "do well" rather than to "do good" is all too true. Graham's fully vocalized reading is entirely convincing as the beleaguered be·lea·guer  
tr.v. be·lea·guered, be·lea·guer·ing, be·lea·guers
1. To harass; beset: We are beleaguered by problems.

2. To surround with troops; besiege.
 Turow, who almost loses sight of his priorities in the relentless acquisition of his goal. Francine Levitov, New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of
, NY
COPYRIGHT 2005 Kliatt
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2005, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.

 Reader Opinion




Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Author:Levitov, Francine
Article Type:Audiobook Review
Date:Nov 1, 2005
Previous Article:Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America.
Next Article:The Other Face of America.

Related Articles
Writing to Win: The Legal Writer.
Harley, Like a Person.
A Question of Attraction.
Listen up: fans are demanding audiobooks faster than the industry can record them, and prices are coming down.
The Children's Hour.
Canterbury Tales, Volume II.
Norman Tuttle on the Last Frontier.
Greathall Productions, Inc.
Jeffrey Lubell becomes head of Center for Housing Policy.
Friends Don't Quit.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2014 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters