AliceB wrote:vanwinkle wrote:One L - This Scott Turow memoir is kind of whiny and exaggerated, and people often seem aghast at the way he treats his wife as the burden of law school starts overwhelming him.
I thought the over all premise was good, but it was choppy and sometimes sloppy writing. Several lawyers and law students that I've asked about claim that he blows almost everything out of proportion, and as long as you manage your time well, law school is very manageable.
I’d say this is certainly true today and for maybe the last 15 years or so. But remember when he went to law school there were no computers, no internet, lexis or westlaw, no Google, no wordprocesors, no case summaries, hell I wonder if they much in the way supplements back then. I think today law school takes less time out of a students life because we have so much technology that makes everything that much faster and easier to do. Do book research in the actual library and it takes forever.