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

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  • One L: The Turbulent True Story of a First Year at Harvard Law School Summary & Study Guide

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

Plot Summary

One L, The Turbulent True Story of a First Year at Harvard Law School is the story of author Scott Turow's first year at Harvard Law School. Turow enters the prestigious educational institution in the fall of 1975 and endures challenges to his ego, his personal life and his ethics.

Each year 550 students begin at Harvard Law School and are divided into four sections. These students are designated as "One Ls" denoting their first-year status. The people in the sections attend the same classes as a group for the entire year, creating both friendships and educational alliances. Scott notes that most of the One Ls are younger than he, with just a sprinkling of women and black people.

Scott had been an instructor of Creative Writing in the English department at Stanford University in California for the past three years. Scott's fascination with the law prompts him to take...

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Study Pack

The One L: The Turbulent True Story of a First Year at Harvard Law School Study Pack contains about 44 pages of study material in 3 products, including:

One L Study Guide

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