What I remember from the recommended reading list the summer before my 1L year is Gideon’s Trumpet by Anthony Lewis. From the ABA Journal’s August 2011 issue “30 Lawyers Pick 30 Books Every Lawyer Should Read,” by Stephanie Francis Ward come some intriguing additions. These are the ones going on my reading list:
Cynthia Lewin recommends In the Shadow of the Law by Kermit Roosevelt which is “a great, gritty portrayal of how the law really works, and it gives a better sense of what lawyers do than most legal novels.”
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Robert Morgenthau recommends The End of Anger: A New Generation’s Take on Race and Rage by Ellis Cose. He says it is “a masterpiece in illuminating one of the most significant issues in the history of our republic …. [and] is one of those books every american of conscience whould read.”
Marci Hamilton recommends The Horse’s Mouth by Joyce Cary, a novel “regarding the misadventures of aging artist Gulley Jimson” because it is an opportunity to “see in a given set of facts or doctrine what others cannot or will not.
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Roy Black recommends My Life in Court by Louis Nizer because “his true stories make the Grisham and Turow legal thrillers pale and bloodless by comparison.”
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