A sensitive, dramatically paced account of the author's first year at Harvard Law School… I read the book as if it were the most absorbing of thrillers, losing track of the time I spent with it, and resenting the hours I had to be away from it… It should be read by anyone who has ever contemplated going to law school. Or anyone who has ever worried about being human.
ONE L is compelling and even suspenseful reading… Turow evokes the tone and substance of one of the finest professional schools in the world. In so doing, he raises larger questions about the nature of law and legal practices that a general public might well ponder.
ONE L is a compelling and important book. It is compelling in its vivid portrayal of the high-tension competitiveness of Harvard Law School and of the group madness it seems to induce in the student body. It is important because it offers an inside look at what law students do and don't learn and who they are and are not equipped to represent when they graduate.
For those who have not been to law school, Turow makes the experience breathe; for those who have, he recalls it vividly. His book is an important document, albeit a personal one, because it raises disturbing questions about the means and ends of legal education.
The most accurate, complete, and balanced description yet of a century-old rite of passage in America.
An elegant report from the graduate school battlefield and from the heart.
Absorbing… for the layman as well as lawyers, ONE L is compelling and even suspenseful reading.
A fascinating account.
Gripping… candid and straightforward.
An important documen… for those who have not been to law school, Turow makes the experience breathe; for those who have, he recalls it vividly.
A sensitive, dramatically paced account.