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Any Good Books that will pique interest in Law?

truazn8948532truazn8948532 Registered User Posts: 1,512 Senior Member
edited August 2007 in Law School
I've read Gideon's Trumpet--- but found it to be largely dry and technical. My impression is that most law books ARE dry and technical. However, as someone who is pretty interested in law, are there any (relatively) interesting books you guys can suggest?
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Replies to: Any Good Books that will pique interest in Law?

  • laurawarelauraware Registered User Posts: 158 Junior Member
    i like this. haha bump!
  • southpasdenasouthpasdena Registered User Posts: 1,718 Senior Member
    I have always found the books dry and dull. I became interested in being a lawyer since i was forced to do research for a case against me. Possibly research the basis of old cases and research for it? I have no clue, just an idea. In my two business law classes, those were the best parts, research, yet they were still rather tedious and lacking any form of excitement.
  • tempustempus - Posts: 40 Junior Member
    "Law" and "excitement" do not mix.
  • Blaze991Blaze991 Registered User Posts: 634 Member
    The Tempting of America, Robert Bork

    Which argues for an original understanding of the constitution. It is exciting to read in part because it makes the reader question how good the current judicial system is.
  • haydenhayden Registered User Posts: 4,415 Senior Member
    Court decisions can be the most fascinating legal reading for me. You get the story of the allegation, plus the judge's explanation of his/her ruling. Many can be pretty routine. But a good one is really good.
  • stacystacy Registered User Posts: 1,100 Senior Member
    Tulia: Race, Cocaine, and Corruption in a Small Texas Town
    America on Trial (Dershowitz)
    Courtroom 302: A Year Behind the Scenes in an American Criminal Courthouse
    Ivy Briefs...memoir of a woman attending Columbia Law School
    Random Family (LeBlanc)...not as much about the legal system, as about people whose lifes are affected by it.
    One L (Turow)...the classic.
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