Some popular choices include books on constitutional law, civil procedure, and legal reasoning. These books can help students learn more about the legal system and how to think like a lawyer. Additionally, many students find it helpful to read novels or biographies about lawyers to gain a better understanding of the profession.
This book represents the clearest and most concise view of what the law is and should be than anything I have seen before. Frederic Bastiat, a man who was unfamiliar to me before this reading, displays the unique combination of a total understanding of his subject and the ability to explain it in terms that even I understand.
This book should be required reading in every institution of learning in every country and I urge anyone who thinks I exaggerate its importance to read it for themselves.
This excellent translation from Frederic Bastiat’s original French addresses the question. If we cannot trust a person to conduct their own life (providing they don’t violate the lives or property of others) we cannot trust other people to control it.
The #1 New York Times-bestselling author delivers his first book for younger readers. In the small city of Strattenburg, there are many lawyers, and though he’s only 13 years old, Theo Boone thinks he’s one of them.
But Theo soon finds himself dragged into the middle of a sensational murder trial.
I bought this for my granddaughter. I read about forty pages of it to her. Because she was busy after that, I read it on my own. I thoroughly enjoyed it and am sure most people would find it very entertaining.
I love to read a Grisham novel and I was pleased when my twelve-year-old grandson loaned me his copy of this legal thriller written for the younger crowd. Grisham’s characters are fleshed out so well I feel as if I know them.
His plots moves along at just the right pace and the endings settle the murder mystery. However this ending had me wanting even more; I wanted the author to tie up the loose end of Omar Cheepe. Perhaps we’ll meet him again in a future Theo novel.
I recommend this novel to young and old. There’s much to be learned about the law within these pages. The writing is well done without any profanity or inappropriate scenes. I sure enjoyed it!.
This book is another great legal mystery by John Grisham, it is great reading for adults as well as teenagers that like reading mystery books. It was full of mystery & intrigue as well as good moral values.
I read all of this author’s books and was not disappointed in this one. GREAT READING!.
Imagine sitting in the lap of your favorite grandparent and learning the secrets to a magnificent, abundant life. Catherine Ponder writes in such a loving gentle way. The secrets she reveals are not secrets at all but universal truths for health, love, su.
This is one of the most important material to read to understand the process in which our relationship mentally and spiritually works, and how to make our desires come into reality. I highly recommend this book.
The author wrote this book in a very simple and direct language making the material easy to read and understand.
A great book to read on self improvement. If you are religiously inclined, it helps to demistify the bible and spirituality and also provides a clear interpretation and understanding on very important bible messages.
I found it very inspiring and uplifting. It also provides very good practical suggestions on how one can put the prosperity laws into practice in one’s every day life. Through applying the suggestions, I am beginning to see a transformation in my life that is without a doubt due to observing the natural laws.
Probably one of the best books I have ever read concerning prosperity and wealth and how to develop a wealth mind-set. Right up there with Think & Grow Rich and The Secret. Straight-forward, practical information.
Experience the stories of a criminal defense attorney investigating a bullying accusation, the NYPD’s most brilliant detective facing her darkest fears to prevent a string of crimes, and a woman investigating a murder-all in one collection! The Family Lawyer with Robert Rotstein: Matthew Hovanes is living a parent’s worst nightmare: his young daughter is accused of bullying another girl into suicide.
But this loving father is also a skilled criminal defense attorney. And something here doesn’t add up. Night Sniper with Christopher Charles: Cheryl Mabern is the NYPD’s most brilliant and troubled detective.
Now she must confront her darkest fears to stop a calculating killer committing random murders. The Good Sister with Rachel Howzell Hall: Her beloved sister’s cheating husband has been found dead. Now, Dani Lawrence must decide if she will help the investigation that could put her sister away.
I bought this James Patterson book, A Family Lawyer, with the thought I was getting a 490 page book. Well this is really just 3 James Patterson Book-shots in one 490 page book. READING DIFFERENT EBAY AUCTION Descriptions most do not state this is actually 3 different books in one.
What is the worst was the first Book The Family Lawyer just ended. Lots of what a normal book has the beginning, then the trial, in the middle of a book, is starting then the book ends. It just ends.
A complete let down. The second book Night Sniper. Completely unbelievable. A complete waste of paper and ink. Just stupid, stupid and more an unbelievable end. The second book is a waste of time. Lack of a James Patterson thriller.
Book 3, The Good Sister. Makes book 1 and 2 seem great. Don’t waste your money and don’t waste your time reading all 3 of these BAD books. I am glad I bought this used paperback in perfect condition, a great price with free shipping.
This is info I have been aware of for a lot of years, and I’m pleased that Mr. Stevensen has articulated it so well. I’m a 75yr old white conservative woman. Everyone should be aware of what has been happening in our legal system for years.
This doesn’t mean I am against the police. I grew up a poor child, but I was able to work hard to improve my life. How ever I’m sure it made quite a difference because of the color of my skin, and that’s sad.
This book is very well written, and I am/have been recommending it to many people. I appreciate the work Mr Stevensen and his team are doing and accomplishing. Thanks for making it more affordable for me.
An eyeopening, hard-hitting, heart breaking account of not only Bryan Stevenson working on Walter McMillian’s case, but also the injustices of the past and present prison system. Stevenson formed the Equal Justice Institute not long after graduating from Harvard Law School and was doing all he could to fight for those on death row.
The key case highlighted in this book was Walter McMillian’s – I won’t go into too much detail but the lack of ANY evidence tying McMillian to the murder he was accused of and the absolute corruption that put him in jail is horrifying.
I learned so much from this book and at times I wanted to throw the book across the room and cry because of the sheer injustice there is in the world. I want to give a huge thank you to Stevenson and all those who work at EJI and places like it that help those who cannot help themselves.
Bryan Stevenson is an amazing human being. He started the Equal Justice Initiative and has gotten people off of death row who were innocent or shouldn’t have been there to begin with. He believes we aren’t the worst decisions we make in our lives.
He sees more in another human being than most see in any in their entire lives. This book takes you on his journey from deciding what to do with his career to what it has led him to in his lifes work.
He believes in mercy. He stands for human decency. This book, the movie can all teach us more compassion and humility for others.
“Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. ” This oft-misunderstood phrase, which forms the basis for Crowley’s practice of Magick, is found in The Book of the Law. Dictated to Crowley in Cairo between noon and 1:00p.
m. on three successive days in April 1904, The Book of the Law is the source book and key for Crowley students and for the occult in general. The holy text that forms the basis of Crowley’s belief system, Thelema, was transmitted to him by the entity known as Aiwass over the course of three fateful April days in 1904.
With his wife Rose as the medium for what would become known as the Cairo Working, Crowley dutifully transcribed the communications on hotel stationery. This work contains the corrected text of the 1938 edition with a facsimile of the handwritten manuscript.
Inquisitor Glokta, a crippled and increasingly bitter relic of the last war, former fencing champion turned torturer extraordinaire, is trapped in a twisted and broken body – not that he allows it to distract him from his daily routine of torturing smugglers.
Nobleman, dashing officer and would-be fencing champion Captain Jezal dan Luthar is living a life of ease by cheating his friends at cards. Vain, shallow, selfish and self-obsessed, the biggest blot on his horizon is having to get out of bed in the morning to train with obsessive and boring old men.
And Logen Ninefingers, an infamous warrior with a bloody past, is about to wake up in a hole in the snow with plans to settle a blood feud with Bethod, the new King of the Northmen, once and for all – ideally by running away from it.
But as he’s discovering, old habits die really, really hard indeed. especially when Bayaz gets involved. A bald old man with a terrible temper and a pathetic assistant, he could be the First of the Magi, he could be a spectacular fraud, but whatever he is, he’s about to make the lives of Glotka, Jezal and Logen a whole lot more difficult.
It is rare that the second book in a trilogy is as good as the first. The second book is frequently the weak link in a great series, but “Before They are Hanged” managed to keep the pace as strongly as book one.
It is not a FAST pace – which may disappoint those who want a quick read – but it is intense. I feel the need to repeat that this is not a light read. Joe Abercrombie is a dark author, and BTaH is no exception.
I normally read very quickly. There are few books I cannot finish in a day or two. However, the book is long enough and the reading heavy enough that it took me about a week to complete BTaH. Even despite the compelling story, it takes time.
It is not quite as drawn out as Game of Thrones (Winter is Taking Forever), but that series is still the only comparison I can make here. And again, I lost sleep over it. Take my advice and do NOT make this your pre-bedtime reading because its impossible to get to bed on time!.
Sequels are a fickle thing in books. Some sequels simply don’t live up to their predecessor. Abercrombie has created an absolute masterpiece in the first law series. Before they are hanged continues the series in a fantastic direction and is well worth a read to fans of this vibrant masterfully created world.
I was given the rest of this saga as a gift by my brother in law but book 2 was missing. I read the first one and was hooked. I love fantasy books like Game Of Thrones and this is very similar and I instantly fell in love with the characters.
The story is very deep and interwoven and brilliantly written and I found I couldn’t put it down. Book 2 which I’m reviewing now is the same if not better. Abercrombie is fleshing out the characters and giving them depth, but ever so slowly.
You get brief glimpses of each of their pasts and this makes you want to find out more! The book itself was used, but was in very good condition. I was very happy with my purchase.
Paperback, 592 pages, published May 2008. A bitter and merciless war is coming to the frozen north. It is bloody and dangerous and the Union army, split by politics and hamstrung by incompetence, is utterly unprepared for the slaughter that is coming.
Lacking experience, training and in some cases even weapons the army is scarcely equipped to repel Bethod’s scouts, let alone the cream of his forces. In the heat-ravaged south the Gurkish are massing to assault the city of Dagoska, defended by Inquisitor Glokta.
The city is braced for the inevitable defeat and massacre to come, but a plot is festering to hand the city to its beseigers without a fight. Threatened from within and without the city, Glokta needs answers and he needs them soon.
And to the east a small band of malefactors travel to the edge of the world to reclaim a device from history – a Seed, hidden for generations – with tremendous destructive potential. A device which could put a end to war, but only if its power can be controlled.
The complete trilogy is, quite simply, a ripping yarn. I read all 3 books in one week and really enjoyed them. While they’re not in the Tolkien or even Feist class, they are still great entertainment.
People who enjoy their fantasy stories with gritty, hard edges combined with risque language and explicit violence will appreciate Abercrombie’s writing style. As other reviewers have noted, Glokta the torturer is by far the most nuanced and therefore interesting character.
Loved this, great characters, believable storyline. All of the characters are deeply flawed but human. Immediately bought the other 2 books in the series. Also the 3 stand alone books set in the same world.
9781941007273 This book is the ultimate guide to building the multimillion-dollar law firm. In You Can’t Teach Hungry, John Morgan shares his secrets, laying out a chapter-by-chapter road map to a sustainable legal practice.
Morgan takes you through his earliest life lessons and combines them with practical advice he’s gained from twenty-eight years of experience practicing law. You will see the inside workings of his business strategies, marketing plans, and the tools that Morgan uses to evaluate his firm and staff.
You Can’t Teach Hungry guides you through the steps to take a thorough inventory that will allow you to make hard decisions to improve and grow your law firm. Morgan walks you through proven practice pointers covering employees, management, case handling, and advertising, recommending steps to best prepare for adverse eventualities-such as diversifying your practice and having contingency plans in place.
This book forces you to ask the tough questions about yourself and your practice-and the answers will amaze and motivate you. If you are starting your own firm, or are a partner in a small firm, this book is a must read.
You Can’t Teach Hungry shows you how to grow your practice with easy to use tools and techniques. It will change your practice and change your life. Accompanying the book are downloadable forms and templates that Morgan recommends to help manage your law practice.
When I bought this book I knew John Morgan was one of, if not the, most successful trial attorneys in Florida. I was skeptical that this book would be helpful, but after reading a teaser I decided that it was worth the risk at this reasonable price.
I was blown away with the information in this book. Now, I’m a tech oriented person, so I did find some of the systems etc. to be a bit dated, but the business advice and practice evaluation pointers are priceless.
This book isn’t written by Shakespeare, but I found it easy to read. I outlined as I went and have gone back to my notes and highlighting in this book at least a handful of times since finishing it, and I’ve only had it about 45 days.
I feel prepared heading into the 2016 year with a clearer focus and with a better view of the playing field that I have in past years. I would highly recommend this book to small firms and solos, especially if you’ve only been in business less than five years, or need a fresh look at your business.
Although I do not practice personal injury law, I still found this book to be inspiring, helpful and relevant to building my family law firm. I look forward to implementing many of the strategies learned!.
How can you defend a child-abuser you suspect to be guilty? What do you say to someone imprisoned for ten years, who you are sure is innocent? What is the law? How does it happen? Why do they wear those stupid wigs? Every year in England, the Crown Prosecution Service brings hundreds of thousands of prosecutions, with cases both simple and frighteningly complex, stretching across the spectrum of human cruelty.
This is a book that seeks not only to shine a light on some of the best and worst of humanity but also to force us to think clearly about a system which would never be off the front pages if the public knew what it was really like.
From the brain behind award-winning legal blog The Secret Barrister, comes this brilliant examination of how the law happens in Britain today. Rooted in personal experience but encompassing hugely important principles of moral philosophy, this will do for the legal system what Do No Harm did for brain surgery.
The Secret Barrister blog is frequently quoted in the mainstream press and was awarded The Comment Awards Independent Blogger of the Year Award 2016. The anonymity of our barrister at the coalface of modern law allows candid freedom to write about how the law functions and fails in Britain today.
Pan Macmillan are extremely excited to see this passionate, compelling and moving voice deliver a powerful inside story to the widest possible readership, and at a time where our bastions of justice, however flawed, are under attack.
Excellent read. Just shows how messed up our court systems are, where things like false allegations just from someones word, can lead to an innocent person being sent to prison. This Barrister shows empathy, towards people who are caught up on the wrong sized of the law, who are innocent, with no voice.
What did the president know? And when did she know it? For the members of SEAL Team Six, it was a rare mission ordered by the president, monitored in real time from the Situation Room. The Houthi rebels in Yemen had captured an American journalist and a member of the Saudi royal family.
Their executions were scheduled for Easter Sunday. The SEAL team would break them out. – But when the mission results in spectacular failure, the finger-pointing goes all the way to the top. – Did the president play political games with the lives of U.
S. service members? Paige Chambers, a determined young lawyer, has a very personal reason for wanting to know the answer. The case she files will polarize the nation and test the resiliency of the Constitution.
The stakes are huge, the alliances shaky, and she will be left to wonder if the saying on the Supreme Court building still holds true. – Equal justice under law. – It makes a nice motto. A 2018 Christy Award finalist!.
An extraction operation in Yemen by SEAL Team Six goes terribly wrong. Lives are lost. Some suspect the president knew the operation was compromised. A case is filed and Paige Chambers, a young attorney, tries to find out the truth.
I enjoyed this novel, a combination of character development and legal procedure. Singer has done a good job with Chambers and the other characters involved. There is quite a bit of character rumination and scene description.
I have to admit I skipped some of the description of Chambers on her morning run, for example, until she met someone on the path and dialog started. While there is much about the characters, of the most interest to me was the legal aspect of the novel.
Is the president subject to the rule of law or above the law? Should the U. S. be sending military personnel on clandestine missions to nations with which we are not at war, if not action against al Qaeda under the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force Act? What about the use of drones to take out people in those countries? Should the CIA make military personnel temporary agents so they can be sent out on assignments the military is otherwise forbidden to do? What role should the courts play in reviewing foreign policy actions? The novel is not all legal procedure.
There are some desperate government agents determined to cover up their illegal action so there is some suspense too. Singer writes in the Author’s Note that he wrote this book in 2016 to address important issues.
Is the president above the rule of law in matters of foreign policy? Should the U. S. be involved, through the CIA, in shadow wars in countries where we have not declared war? Should U. S. troops ever be used for political gain? He created a fictitious president, cabinet and Supreme Court but, nonetheless, the issues remain very real.
I recommend this novel to those who enjoy a timely story about legal procedure and the secrecy the government claims as national security. You’ll be faced with wondering, as I did, just how much secrecy the government needs to operate effectively.
I received a complimentary egalley of this book through Litfuse. My comments are an independent and honest review.
Show-time under the big top. SEAL Team Six has just taken center stage. For good or for ill, the lives of an American Journalist and the son of the Saudi royal family rested in the hands of one of the most capable Special Forces Units currently under arms.
Expertly trained, incredibly equipped, this should have been a walk in the park. Of course, one can never forget the most-oft quoted proverb of the SEAL Team community: “The only good day was yesterday.
” And with bad – bogus? – intel, the “walk in the park” becomes a bloody fight for survival. In the aftermath, hard questions are being asked, and no one seems to be able to provide the answers. Did the president play political games with the lives of U.
S. service members? Who was ultimately responsible for the spectacular failure of SEAL Team Six? Paige Chambers, a determined young lawyer, has a very personal reason for wanting to know the answer. The case she files will polarize the nation and test the resiliency of the Constitution.
The stakes are huge, the alliances shaky, and she will be left to wonder if the saying on the Supreme Court building still holds true. Equal justice under law. It makes a nice motto. But will it work when one of the most powerful people on the planet is also a defendant? Randy Singer has written what can only be called an epic tour de force of legal and military suspense.
His writing is tight, his plot lines are engaging, and the action rarely allows for the reader to take a ragged breath. My only criticism is simply this; the book is just too long! At 473 pages, and with a cast of 40 characters to keep track of (there is a CAST OF CHARACTERS at the beginning of the book), one is reminded of Abbot and Costello’s infamous radio program, WHO’S ON FIRST? If you have the necessary patience and stamina, as well as the time and inclination, Randy Singer produces a fictional story that reads like yesterday’s headlines.
I am a sucker for a good legal thriller, and Randy Singer does not disappoint. Jamie Brock is a prosecutor because her mother was murdered, and she longs for the day when her mother’s killer is executed.
She seeks justice to the exclusion of all else including plea bargains. She doesn’t do them. Ever. So when the man who defended her mother’s killer is charged with murdering his wife, she is thrilled with the opportunity to prosecute.
What she doesn’t know is that this case will be the biggest challenge of her career and it may reorder everything she thinks she knows about anything. I thoroughly enjoyed this page turner! The story has many twists and there are moments when certainty about who is the good guy and who is the bad guy changes with every sentence.
The book explores the ways in which a black and white only existence can be troublesome in a world that is ever colored in shades of gray. So many times in real life, bullheaded certainty leads to devastating misunderstandings, and this tale is a portrait of how it is that what appears to be the truth may actually be a tragic lie.
The beginning will grab you, the middle will keep you guessing, and the ending will stop your heart. That is always what I look for in a thriller. Randy Singer delivers. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher.
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In Soul Keeping, John Ortberg takes a popular, story-filled approach to the subject of what our soul is and how we can care for it in a world which often forgets it exists in each one of us, waiting to be nurtured.
According to the Bible, two things are for sure. One is you have a soul. The other is if you don’t look after this one, you won’t be issued a replacement. Best-selling author John Ortberg writes another intriguing book that will help readers discover their soul and take their relationship with God to the next level.
John Ortberg with his mentor Dallas Willird, reminds us that our soul needs tending to daily. Like a stream without attention, it becomes neglected and stagnant. He mentions daily scripture reading, prayer, and service, as all part of being an active participant in our own faithfulness.
When we do fall short, God’s grace is always with us as His gift of love for us. Ortberg’s humor in his writing, admitting his own human flaws, creates a bond with any reader. God’s love flows through this inspiring study and we all are blessed.
The study guide is good but the book itself is even better. If you get the study guide, I would also recommend you get the book. Who ever thinks about the meaning of your soul? I certainly hadn’t. We use this book in a small group and the church suggested we do a chapter a week.
We decided to do a chapter every two weeks because there is a lot to think about and “chew on” in each chapter. Worth it to take the extra time to cover this material and reflect on what you read. A very good book once again Mr.
As the best books for pre-law students will vary depending on the student’s individual needs and interests. However, some books that may be beneficial for pre-law students include “Law School 101” by Rick Maya, “The Law School Admission Game” by Ann K.
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