“Abraham Lincoln ‘read’ the law. With no accredited law school to attend, he studied texts and apprenticed himself as a means to becoming a lawyer, and in fact a great lawyer,” writes Associate Professor Jules Epstein
at the beginning of the short piece he put together in which he and several of his fellow professors share their favorite law-related books.
After reading “30 Lawyers Pick 30 Books Every Lawyer Should Read”
in the Summer 2011 issue of ABA Magazine, Epstein was inspired to approach his colleagues about putting together their own list that focused more specifically on law-focused books. After gathering book recommendations, Epstein put together “Reading the Law.”
Mary Alice Peeling and Rebecca Winkoswki have set up a special display in the library of the books recommended in the article. The display is located in the three display cases across from the reference desk, near the computer hexes.
Hear some of Professor Epstein’s thoughts about the project in the accompanying video, or download and read the complete version of “Reading the Law" as a pdf