Depending on the reader, One L
, Scott Turow's now-famous depiction of his first year at Harvard Law School
, serves different purposes. To current attorneys with stable careers, it makes for great pleasure reading. They can read with a smile of recognition as they recall that harrowing first year. They relate to the situations portrayed by Turow. Now safely ashore and out of that storm, they can turn their heads and look back at the raging sea. It's all behind them, thankfully.
To would-be law school students, however, it's a striking, intimidating portrayal of what is yet to come. A non-stop inundation of cases and citations, of names and events, of concrete laws and the exceptions that make them not-so-concrete. To these students, One L
is an alarming warning. Do I really want to tackle this "enemy," as Turow refers to it?
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