Recommended Books and Movies for New Students

Books - Fiction

  • To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
  • Herzog, Saul Bellow
  • Any from the Robert K. Tanenbaum series about Butch Karp

Books - Nonfiction

  • A History of American Law, Laurence Meir Friedman
  • A Short History of Western Legal Theory, J.M. Kelly
  • The Brethren, Woodward and Armstrong
  • The Defense Never Rests, F. Lee Bailey
  • One L: The Turbulent True Story of a First Year at Harvard Law School, Scott Turow
  • Outrage: The Five Reason Why O.J. Simpson Got Away With Murder, Vincent Bugliosi
  • The People vs. Clarence Darrow, Geoffrey Cowan
  • A Civil Action, Jonathon Harr
  • A Machine That Would Go of Itself: The Constitution in American Culture, Michael Kammen
  • Toward a Feminist Theory of the State, Catherine MacKinnon
  • My Life on Trial: An Autobiography, Melvin M. Belli
  • Gideon's Trumpet, Anthony Lewis
  • What Everyone Should Know about Economics and Prosperity, James D. Gwartney and Richard L. Stroup


  • "True Believer"
  • "Class Action"
  • "Roger and Me"
  • "A Civil Action"
  • "Gideon's Trumpet"