Education: Reading List for Lawyers

The Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court are so overburdened with work that they rarely find time to read an extracurricular book.* Nevertheless, lawyers agree that lawyers should read something beyond Coke and Blackstone. Last week G.I.s who intend to become lawyers could get a helpful reading list of 90 books from two Harvard law professors, Zechariah Chafee Jr. and John M. Maguire. Some of the choices, such as ex-Dean Roscoe Pound's The Spirit of the Common Law, were strictly on the legal beam. Some others:

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