One L

Version: Unabridged
Author: Scott Turow
Narrator: Holter Graham
Genres: Non-Fiction
Publisher: Audio Renaissance
Published In: August 2005
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 10 hours
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Overview

ONE 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 himself, Turow leads us through the ups and downs, the small triumphs and tragedies of the year, in an absorbing and thought-provoking narrative that teaches the listener not only about law school and the law but also about the human beings who make them what they are.

Reviews (2)

One L

Written by Jean from Santa Cruz, CA on June 6th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This is an interesting story of Turow's first year at Harvard Law School. At the end he has added a comment about the changes in law education since he wrote the book in 1975. I noted some major difference in law education as compared to my science education. He said he thought law and law education would change for the better as more women enter the field. Overall it was an interesting insight to law education.

One L

Written by Trina Fleming on November 14th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I appreciated the inside look at law school. It brought back some memories of my own school days, good and bad!

Author Details

Author Details

Turow, Scott

"You know him best as the author of Presumed Innocent. Critics are raving about Reversible Errors, the latest novel from legal thriller master Scott Turow. Bookreporter.com's Ann Bruns calls Reversible Errors ""a compelling story spun from an astute reflection of those fallible humans that underly the fragile structure of the judicial process.""

With sales of nearly 25 million, the author of Presumed Innocent, The Burden of Proof, Pleading Guilty, The Laws of our Fathers, and Personal Injuries is one of the country's bestselling authors.

In November AuthorsOnTheWeb honors Scott Turow as our Author of the Month. Readers can learn more about Turow's life and his work through trivia, ""fast facts,"" a bibliography, and biographical information."