Law School: The reading list

Mar 13 2012 Published by under Uncategorized

I feel like such a high schooler. My law school admission came with a summer reading list. OK, technically it's an optional list of recommended reading, but I'm not going to let that technicality interfere with the joy of the intellectual firehose of youth I'm gulping from.

In addition to putting the reading list in this post, I'm going to set it up in its own page to make it easier to find. I'll use italics to mark off the title of anything I'm currently reading. I'll use bold for the books I've finished. I'm going to try to review books once I'm done; I'll add links to those reviews as they appear.

I'm going to add a second section under the 'official' reading list. These are also books relevant (at least I hope they are) to my shift to legal reasoning and education. Some of these are books I've found on my own; others have been recommended by regulars at a discussion forum that I frequent. These will also be marked off with italics while I'm reading them, and boldface once I'm done.

The lists can be found below the fold.

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The 'Official' Reading List
Taken From the William S Richardson School of Law
Law Library 1L Survival Guide

* Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen Liliuokalani
Kindle
Nook
iBooks
IndieBound

* Billy Budd by Herman Melville
Kindle
Nook
iBooks
IndieBound

* Bramble Bush by Karl Llewellyn
Kindle
Nook
iBooks
IndieBound

* Bleak House by Charles Dickens
Kindle
Nook
iBooks
IndieBound

* Broken Trust by Samuel King & Randall Roth
Kindle
Nook
iBooks
IndieBound

* Who Owns the Crown Lands of Hawaii? by Jon Van Dyke
Kindle
Nook
iBooks
IndieBound

* Buffalo Creek Disaster by Gerald M. Stern
Kindle
Nook
iBooks
IndieBound

* To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Kindle
Nook
iBooks
IndieBound

* The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Kindle
Nook
iBooks
IndieBound

* The Brethren: Inside the Supreme Court by Bob Woodward Scott Armstrong
Kindle
Nook
iBooks
IndieBound

* The Nine by Jeffrey Toobin
Kindle
Nook
iBooks
IndieBound

* A Question of Choice by Sarah Weddington
Kindle
Nook
iBooks
IndieBound

* A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr
Kindle
Nook
iBooks
IndieBound

* Damages: One Family's Legal Struggles in the World of Medicine by Barry Werth
Kindle
Nook
iBooks
IndieBound

* A Defiant Life: Thurgood Marshall and the Persistence of Racism in America by Howard Ball
Kindle
Nook
iBooks
IndieBound

* Brush with the Law by Robert Byrnes and Jaime Marquart
Kindle
Nook
iBooks
IndieBound

* Gideon’s Trumpet by Anthony Lewis
Kindle
Nook
iBooks
IndieBound

* One L by Scott Turow
Kindle
Nook
iBooks
IndieBound

* The Moral Compass of the American Lawyer & Truth, Justice, Power, and Greed by Richard A. Zitrin & Carol A. Langford
Kindle
Nook
iBooks
IndieBound

* Becoming Gentlemen: Women, Law School and Institutional Change by Lani Guinier
Kindle
Nook
iBooks
IndieBound

* Law School Confidential: A Complete Guide to the Law School Experience: By Students, For Students by Robert H. Miller
Kindle
Nook
iBooks
IndieBound

* Getting to Maybe: How to Excel on Law School Exams by Richard Michael Fischl
Kindle
Nook
iBooks
IndieBound

* The Law School Labyrinth: A Guide to Making the Most of Your Legal Education by Steven R. Sedberry
Kindle
Nook
iBooks
IndieBound

* Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation, Lynne Truss, (Gotham, 2004).
Kindle
Nook
iBooks
IndieBound

* The Elements of Style, William Strunk, Jr. & E.B. White, (4th ed., Allyn & Bacon 1999)
Kindle
Nook
iBooks
IndieBound

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The not-so-official reading list.
Some of these are books I've found on my own. Others are books that were recommended to me by members of The Fogbow - a discussion forum that I've been spending a lot of time hanging out at lately. This is currently incomplete. I'll finish pulling the recommendations and linking them in the next day or so.

*A Constitution of Many Minds: Why the Founding Document Doesn't Mean What It Meant Before, Cass Sunstein
Kindle
Nook
iBooks
IndieBound

*The Invisible Constitution (Inalienable Rights), Lawrence Tribe
Kindle
Nook
iBooks
IndieBound

*A Season for Justice, Morris Dees
Kindle
Nook
iBooks
IndieBound
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*A Matter of Interpretation: Federal Courts and the Law, Antonin Scalia
Kindle
Nook
iBooks
IndieBound

*How Judges Think, Richard Posner
Kindle
Nook
iBooks
IndieBound

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