Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby Flips88 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:32 pm

TheFutureLawyer wrote:Watch out guys, Verity is on a roll.

It seems like Verity should be a dude because of how crass and douche-like they are in their posting, but allegedly Verity is a chick.

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby FantasticMrFox » Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:45 pm

Flips88 wrote:
TheFutureLawyer wrote:Watch out guys, Verity is on a roll.

It seems like Verity should be a dude because of how crass and douche-like they are in their posting, but allegedly Verity is a chick.

his avatar doesn't help either

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby Verity » Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:46 pm

Flips88 wrote:
TheFutureLawyer wrote:Watch out guys, Verity is on a roll.

It seems like Verity should be a dude because of how crass and douche-like they are in their posting, but allegedly Verity is a chick.


You got me, I'm a hermaphrodite. Let's all pause and have a good, strong laugh.

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby driftwood6 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:40 pm

Verity wrote:You got me, I'm a hermaphrodite. Let's all pause and have a good, strong laugh.


two points for honesty. wait...i just wanted to say that because i have that song stuck in my head.

RUM wrote:I was pretty surprised by this, but laura hillenbrand's new book "Unbroken" was really entertaining, pretty easy summer read as well.


I'll agree with you here RUM...and I love Louis Zamperini as much as the next American, but didn't you think it was a little overkill at the end? I understand it was based on his experiences(which were amazing) but after the 3rd or 4th POW camp I became a little disinterested...everything leading up to it was great though.

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby fatduck » Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:54 pm

Flips88 wrote:
TheFutureLawyer wrote:Watch out guys, Verity is on a roll.

It seems like Verity should be a dude because of how crass and douche-like they are in their posting, but allegedly Verity is a chick.

however, Verity is terribly unfunny, lending credence to the chick hypothesis

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby Verity » Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:55 pm

Good, strong laugh in progress...

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby RUM » Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:59 pm

driftwood i see what you're saying and i didn't really feel taht way but i see what you're saying especially cause his experiences at the different camps weren't all that different, and it did run on a little at towards the end, but i enjoyed it and it was interesting that an author that made her career writing about horses chose this topic.

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby Flips88 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:02 pm

Verity wrote:Good, strong laugh in progress...

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby driftwood6 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:10 pm

RUM wrote:driftwood i see what you're saying and i didn't really feel taht way but i see what you're saying especially cause his experiences at the different camps weren't all that different, and it did run on a little at towards the end, but i enjoyed it and it was interesting that an author that made her career writing about horses chose this topic.


Agreed. I still think I would have thrown that guy who ate the chocolate overboard.

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby Bobeo » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:56 pm

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two points for honesty. wait...i just wanted to say that because i have that song stuck in my head.

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+1

<3 Guster

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby Verity » Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:56 am

Flips88 wrote:
Verity wrote:Good, strong laugh in progress...


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You all need to stop the anti-herm trolling. You don't even know what you're missing.

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby WayBryson » Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:22 am

I am loving some of the suggestions on this thread and would love to see more suggestions. So in that spirit, here is some more random goodness that I'll add:

The three volume Edmund Morris Biography of Theodore Roosevelt is fantastic:

The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (birth to presidency)
Theodore Rex (presidency)
Colonel Roosevelt (presidency to death)

The Aubrey/Maturin series by Patrick O'Brien is very good if you are into that sort of thing. The film "Master and Commander" was based on these, and this is also the title of the first book.

The Log from the Sea of Cortez by Steinbeck (for the Steinbeck fans)

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby mfeller2 » Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:56 am

He's not for everybody, but Chuck Klosterman has some great stuff. I've read everything of his except the his fiction novel and it's always gold. Try "Eating the Dinosaur"

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby Stringer Bell » Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:57 am

The only DFW I have read is the Consider the Lobster collection of essays. The one covering the AVN awards and the one following McCain on the campaign trail were great. Most were very good. A few stunk.

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby studebaker07 » Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:15 am

If you are really interested in Con Law and want to get some different perspectives on the cases (from a conservative standpoint) check out:

Men in Black (Mark Levin)
Scalia Dissents (Scalia)
The Supreme Court (Rehnquist) (Not really a "conservative" perspective but I found this an excellent source to consult when taking con-law if nothing else to give context to some of the bigger cases)

Other good books on statutory interpretation from a originalist perspective:

A Matter of Interpretation (Scalia)
Originalism - A Quarter Century of Debate (Calabresi)

Another great book from a "free-markets" oriented judge:
How Judges Think (Posner)

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby bartleby » Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:46 am

how come scalia can refer to himself in the third person but lebron can't

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby Ikki » Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:18 am

These are the only two books I'm definitely finishing before classes start:

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby die Zauberflote » Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:57 pm

The two law related books I'm reading are Getting to Maybe and LEEWS. I don't see why people bash LEEWS; I'm have a good time going through the audio program and I'm learning a few things that might turn out to be helpful. Some people say LEEWS is a "dumbed down" version of Getting to Maybe, but I think the two books complement each other well.

As far as non-law reading, I've been obsessed with Montaigne's Essays (Frame translation is good) this summer. How did I not know about this guy sooner? I've also been reading some Seneca, which is great, as well as the Richmond Lattimore translation of the New Testament...which is interesting, since he's a classical Greek scholar.

And just for fun I read Suttree (McCarthy), The Autobiography of Red (Carson), Great Expectations (Dickens), Absalom, Absalom (Faulkner), The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald), A Confederacy of Dunces (Toole), and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (do not read).

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby FantasticMrFox » Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:39 pm

Whoa, two more days and it would have been a one-month-revival :(

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby die Zauberflote » Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:29 pm

FantasticMrFox wrote:Whoa, two more days and it would have been a one-month-revival :(


lol...shit! How did I not realize this was so old. Sorry all.

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby Helicio » Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:03 pm

Anyone have suggestions for International Humanitarian Law-related books? XD

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby Zazelmaf » Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:13 pm

I'd say Atlas Shrugged or The Fountainhead. Animal Farm is a fun one too. So is 1984.

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Re: Great Books to Read Before Heading to Law School

Postby NVResident » Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:45 pm

Two other excellent books that I have not seen posted on this thread;

Making Your Case by Antonin Scalia - For those who may be turned off by Scalia's ideology, this book deals only with rhetorical techniques and is not a conservative polemic. Provides great advice with regards to how to present both oral and written arguments.

The Constitution of Liberty by F.A. Hayek - Especially Part II: Freedom and the Law.





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