I came across an article in the Washington  Post by law professor Michael Krauss. The article is simply a list of books to read before you enter law school. It might also cover practicing lawyers since I have only read two of the books on the list. Lawyers get trapped into how they think about a case. Mr. Krauss opines this list is an overview of the values and challenges of the legal profession. Here is the list. You can go to the link to get a summary of each book.

  1. Truman Capote." In Cold Blood."
  2. Brooke Goldstein and Aaron Eitan Meyer. "Lawfare:The War Against Free Speech."
  3. Harper Lee. "To Kill a Mockingbird."
  4. Karl N.Llewellyn , "The Bramble Bush."
  5. Herman Melville, "Billy Budd,Sailor."
  6. Publius ,"The Federalist Papers."
  7. Patrick J.Schiltz,"On Being a Happy , Healthy and Ethical Member of an Unhappy , .Unhealthy , and Unethical Profession
  8. B. F. Skinner , "Walden Two ."
  9. Barry Werth , "Damages."


Confession . I have only read two books on the list. I read Billy Budd my junior year at Castle Heights Military Academy . I finally got around to reading To Kill a Mockingbird on it’s 50th anniversary .It looks like I might visit Amazon later today .