Recommend some legal reading

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Lycurgus
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Recommend some legal reading

Postby Lycurgus » Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:02 pm

I don't read enough about the law and its developments (blogs, books, etc.). The only reading I do is for my classes. Anyone have any recommendations they enjoy or found useful?

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Re: Recommend some legal reading

Postby HWS08 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:21 pm

After hearing my profs talk about how awesome Oliver Wendell Holmes' writing (Path of the Law, The Common Law) is I downloaded free versions of both on my e-reader and will try to tackle them this summer. I also have a copy of the Bramble Bush that I only got about ten pages into during the semester that I'd like to read.

Maybe you'd also find some of the books out there about the Supreme Court's history interesting (Peter Irons' "The People's Court" and Jeffrey Toobin's "The Nine" come to mind).

I've also found reading bios of the early leaders of our country who had a hand in the development of the Constitution interesting, like David McCullough's bio of John Adams.

Would love to see other people's suggestions too. I need some new stuff for my summer reading list.

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Re: Recommend some legal reading

Postby traehekat » Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:35 pm

this is a really good, free resource:

http://newsandinsight.thomsonreuters.com/Legal/

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Re: Recommend some legal reading

Postby PDaddy » Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:14 am

Lycurgus wrote:I don't read enough about the law and its developments (blogs, books, etc.). The only reading I do is for my classes. Anyone have any recommendations they enjoy or found useful?


Read The Buffalo Creek Disaster. It's arguably the most practical look into civ-pro you can get.

Here are some links you may find useful:

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http://lawvibe.com/top-10-law-student-b ... r-edition/

http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1230 ... W_STUDENTS

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Re: Recommend some legal reading

Postby gokumax » Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:17 am

What kind of legal developments are you interested in reading about? WSJ has a "law blog", and NYT dealbook has a section on legal news in the business world.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/category/main-topics/legal/

http://blogs.wsj.com/law/

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Lycurgus
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Re: Recommend some legal reading

Postby Lycurgus » Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:58 am

I'm open to anything others find interesting, still trying to develop a legal identity if you will. I'm particularly interested on people's reactions and opinions on modern trends in developing law.

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Re: Recommend some legal reading

Postby target » Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:51 pm

not sure if you are into this kind of stuff:

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009 ... fact_grann

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Re: Recommend some legal reading

Postby rad lulz » Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:53 pm

Lycurgus wrote:I don't read enough about the law and its developments (blogs, books, etc.). The only reading I do is for my classes. Anyone have any recommendations they enjoy or found useful?

Good thing when you're in practice no one gives a shit about that stuff.

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Re: Recommend some legal reading

Postby Citizen Genet » Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:18 pm

WSJLawBlog for good corporate.

Volokh, Balkinization, Concurring Opinions, LawPrafw's Blawg for academic, ConLaw-y blogs.

SCOTUSBlog for Supreme Court happenings.

AboveTheLaw for BigLaw happenings.

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Re: Recommend some legal reading

Postby alabamabound » Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:56 pm

Citizen Genet wrote:WSJLawBlog for good corporate.

Volokh, Balkinization, Concurring Opinions, LawPrafw's Blawg for academic, ConLaw-y blogs.

SCOTUSBlog for Supreme Court happenings.

AboveTheLaw for BigLaw happenings.


Dealbook for better corporate stuff.

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Re: Recommend some legal reading

Postby morris248 » Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:44 pm

For non fiction try

The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town

for fiction, anything else by

John Grisham (LinkRemoved)




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