Law School Summer Reading

Entries that appear in italics are currently being read. Entries in bold have been read. I've included links to the various places you can acquire the books. I personally endorse none of those sites; the links are provided purely for your convenience. If there's no link for a particular format, I was unable to find one.
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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.
These 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.

*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
Amazon

*A Matter of Interpretation: Federal Courts and the Law, Antonin Scalia
Kindle
Nook
iBooks
IndieBound

*How Judges Think, Richard Posner
Kindle
Nook
iBooks
IndieBound

6 responses so far

  • Cindy says:

    Good list. I would also like to mention one that just was just recently published called "Elbert Parr Tuttle, Chief Jurist of the Civil Rights Revolution" by Professor Anne Emanuel. A very interesting read.

  • tes says:

    Have you prioritized? I'm know most of them - and the ones I know are great books. Of those, I'd put Buffalo Creek Disaster by Gerald M. Stern & A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr at the top of the list .... both fabulous books and both incredibly informative about how things "really" are.

    Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation is a perfect "bathroom book." You know what I mean.

    Elements of Style? Huh? HAVE it, yes. Read it through just because? No.

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