Many people perceive law to be a boring subject as it involves a large amount of reading. However, seasoned law practitioners will beg to differ as there are many interesting reads out there that give a deep insight of the field of law to readers. Whether you are a student who is interested in pursuing law as a professional in the future or you are generally interested in law as a hobby, then you should read these books:
“Lawfare: The War Against Free Speech.” – Brooke Goldstein and Aaron Eitan Meyer
For strong believers of freedom of speech, this book is for you. The rights free speech of authors, journalists, and researchers on issues related to public interest and national security in America are facing increasing scrutiny and attack. In America, a non-violent form to challenge against the freedom of speech emerged in the form of “Islamist lawfare”. In litigation, lawfare means using the law as an instrument to silence an opponent and defend one’s beliefs instead of using physical weapons.
Hence, written by two experts in this field of law, this book describes the uprising of Islamic lawfare to readers and provides guidance to journalists who aspire to spread the truth about America’s national security threats. Although the background of the scenario in this book is the United States, it is a suitable read for citizens and law practitioner around the world who are interested to know about the freedom of speech and its consequences.
“End of Lawyers? Rethinking the Nature of Legal Services” – Richard Susskind
The advancement of modern technology has influenced many industries and sectors today, including the legal field. This book by Susskind contains in-depth analysis on the ways that emerging technologies have transformed the legal profession. As the world grows increasingly connected, more pressure has been placed to re-evaluate the way legal services are offered to clients.
Susskind brilliantly argues that legal services should be made more efficient and affordable as many clients today are unable to afford expensive attorneys, which might spell eventual obsolescence for lawyers in the not-so-distant future. The author also provides advice and tips to assist current and upcoming lawyers to plan and anticipate the future.
“Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges” – Antonin Scalia and Bryan A. Garner
To win a case in court, you will need to be able to persuade the judge to rule in your favour. Scalia and Garner provide 115 specific rules and accompanying explanations for lawyers to apply in practice during trials. This is a book that every aspiring lawyer should buy while preparing for their legal careers.
“How to Argue and Win Every Time” – Gerry Spence
To convince a judge and jury in court, lawyers need to be able to argue with confidence and poise. One of America’s most successful trial attorneys known for his persuasive skills in court, author Gerry Spence provides practical advice on how to be a more compelling advocate for your clients and win your cases confidently.