Law Lit: From Atticus Finch to “The Practice”: A Collection of Great Writing About the LawBuy The Book
Praise for Law Lit: From Atticus Finch to “The Practice”: A Collection of Great Writing About the Law:
Contains indelible and often delectable depictions of the high drama of lawyering and the impact of the law.
—Floyd Abrams, Leading First Amendment Lawyer
A brilliant compendium of writing about the law, by one of the coolest, hippest, and smartest legal brains in the business.
—Christopher Buckley, author of Thank You For Smoking
[Law Lit] offer[s] a glimpse of the power and profundity of law.
Why has it taken till 2007 for such a sampling to appear?
—New York Law Journal
[Rosenbaum] brings the imagination of a fiction writer to the project. Law Lit is legit.
—Los Angeles Times
“Fiction is organized around such moments of self-discovery, which the law, in its ideal of objectivity, means to stifle. Readers should be thankful that Law Lit contains its fair share of such moments.”
—New York Sun
“Lawyers make good fictional characters, Rosenbaum notes. And law literature plumbs the depth of human experience that is generally omitted from legal opinions. Rosenbaum endeavors to fill that gap with this very fine selection of the best of legal literature. In what other kind of anthology would you find represented the work of Margaret Atwood, Langston Hughes, Charles Dickens, and Johnny Cash (“Folsom Prison Blues”) all in the same place?”