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