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


Newsweek calls him "an extraordinarily canny and empathetic observer." In bestseller after bestseller, Turow uses his background as a lawyer to create suspense fiction so authentic it reads with the hammering impact of fact. But before he became a worldwide sensation, Scott Turow wrote a book that is entirely true, the account of his own searing indoctrination into the field of law called ... The first year of law school is an intellectual and emotional ordeal so grueling that it ensures only the fittest survive. Now Scott Turow takes you inside the oldest and most prestigious law school in the country when he becomes a "One L," as entering students are known at Harvard Law School. In a book that became a national bestseller, a law school primer, and a classic autobiography, he brings to life the fascinating, shocking reality of that first year. Provocative and riveting, One L reveals the experience directly from the combat zone: the humiliations, triumphs, hazings, betrayals, and challenges that will make him a lawyer-and forever change Turow's mind, test his principles, and expose his heart.


Reprint. Originally published by Putnam, 1977. Includes a new long Afterword by Turow. No bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (


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

Author: Scott Turow
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN13: 9780143119029
ISBN10: 143119028

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