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Suggested Reading for Incoming Law Students


    Law School Study & Writing Skills
    • Bridging the Gap Between College and Law School: Strategies for Success, Ruta K. Stropus and Charlotte D. Taylor, Carolina Academic Press, 2001.
    • The Eight Secrets of Top Exam Performance in Law School: An Easy to Use, Step-by-Step Program for Achieving Great Grades!, Harcourt Legal & Professional Publications, Inc., 1997.
    • How to Read the Bible for All It’s Worth, 3rd edition, Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart, Zondervan, 1993.
    • The Elements of Legal Style, 2nd edition, Bryan A. Garner, Oxford University Press, 2002.
    • Plain English for Lawyers, 5th edition, Richard C. Wydick, Carolina Academic Press, 1998.
    • The Elements of Style, 4th editionWill Strunk, Jr. and E. B. White, Longman, 1999.
    • Fowler's Modern English Usage, 3rd revised edition, R. W. Burchfield, Oxford University Press, 2004.
    • One-L: The Turbulent True Story of a First Year at Harvard Law School, reprint edition, Scott Turrow, Penguin Books, 2010.


    History & Philosophy of Law
    • Defending the Declaration: How the Bible and Christianity Influenced the Writing of the Declaration of Independence, 1st edition, Gary T. Amos, Wolgemuth & Hyatt Publishing, 1989.
    • The Federalist Papers, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, Signet Classics, 2003.
    • Miracle at Philadelphia: The Story of the Constitutional Convention, May to September 1787, 1st edition, Catherine Drinker Bowen, Back Bay Books, 1986.
    • Debate of the Constitution: Federalist and Antifederalist Speeches, Articles & Letters During the Struggle Over Ratification, Part Two: January to August 1788, Edited by Bernard Bailyn, Library of America, 1993.
    • No Liberty for License: The Forgotten Logic of the First Amendment, first edition, David Lowenthal, 
    • Spence Publishing Company, 1997.
    • 50 Questions on the Natural Law: What It Is and Why We Need It, Charles E. Rice, Ignatius Press, 1999. 
    • The Lion and the Throne: The Life and Times of Sir Edward Coke, first edition, Catherine D. Bowen, Little Brown & Co., 1990.
    • The Tradition of Natural Law: A Philosopher's Reflections, Yves Rene Simon and Vukan Kuic, Fordham University Press, 1999.
    • Reason in the Balance: The Case Against Naturalism in Science, Law & Education, Phillip E. Johnson, InterVarsity Press, 1998.
    • The Rise of Modern Judicial Review: From Judicial Interpretation to Judge-Made Law, revised edition, Christopher Wolfe, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1994.


    Profession of Law, Ethics, Crime & Justice
    • A Nation Under Lawyers: How the Crisis in the Legal Profession Is Transforming American Society, 1st edition, Mary Ann Glendon, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1994.
    • Beyond All Reason: The Radical Assault of Truth in American Law, Daniel Farber and Susanna Sherry, Oxford University Press, 1997.
    • The Death of Common Sense: How Law is Suffocating America, Philip K. Howard, Grand Central Publishing, 1996.
    • Making Men Moral: Civil Liberties and Public Morality, Robert P. George, Oxford University Press, 1995.
    • The Interaction of Law and Religion, Harold J. Berman, Abingdon Press, 1974.
    • Crime and Its Victims: What We Can Do, Daniel W. Van Ness, InterVarsity Press, 1986.
    • Justice that Restores, Charles W. Colson, Tyndale House Publishers, 2001.
    • Restoring Justice, Dan Van Ness and Karen Heetderks Strong, 2nd edition, Anderson Publishing Co., 2001.
    • The Peacemaker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict, 3rd edition, Ken C. Sande, Baker Books, 2000.
    • In Search of Atticus Finch: A Motivational Book for Lawyers, Mike Papantonio, Seville Publishing, 1998. 

    Christian Principles
    • Redeeming Law: Christian Calling and the Legal Profession, Michael P. Schutt, InterVarsity Press, 2007.
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    • Burden of Truth: Defending the Truth in an Age of Unbelief, Charles W. Colson and Anne Morse, Tyndale House Publishers, 1998.
    • The Call: Finding and Fulfilling the Central Purpose of Your Life, Os Guinness, Thomas Nelson Publishing, 2003.
    • Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis, Harper San Francisco, 2009.
    • The Other Six Days: Vocations, Work, and Ministry in Biblical Perspective, R. Paul Stevens, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2000.
    • Out of the Saltshaker: Evangelism as a Way of Life, Rebecca Manley Pippert, InterVarsity Press, 1999.
    • Postmodern Times: A Christian Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture, Gene Edward Veith, Jr., Crossway Books, 1994.
    • The Sensate Culture, Harold O. J. Brown, Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2007.


    Law in Literature
    • The Law as Literature, Ephraim London, Simon & Schuster, 1966.
    • Les Miserables, Victor Hugo.
    • 1984, George Orwell, Signet Classic, 1950.
    • To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Grand Central Publishing, 1988.
    • Witness, Whittaker Chambers, Regnery Publishing, 1987.


    Films
    • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Jean Arthur, James Stewart, and Claude Rains, Columbia Tristar, 1939.
    • The Oxbow Incident, Anthony Quinn, Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, and Harry Morgan, Twentieth Century Fox, 1942.
    • Young Mr. Lincoln, Henry Fonda and Lamar Trotti, Twentieth Century Fox, 1939.
    • Anatomy of a Murder, James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazarra, Eve Arden, and George C. Scott, Columbia Tristar, 1959.
    • Adam's Rib, Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1949.
    • Judgment at Nuremburg, Spencer Tracy and Maximillian Schnell, United Artists, 1961.
    • Witness for the Prosecution, Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, and Charles Laughton, MGM-Pathe Communications, 1957.
    • Breaker Morant, Edward Woodward, Jack Thompson, John Waters, and Bryan Brown, South Australian Film Corp., 1979.
    • Twelve Angry Men, Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, United Artists, 1957.
    • A Civil Action, John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Stephen Fry, James Gandolfini, Dan Hedaya, Zeljko Ivanek, and John Lithgow, Touchstone Pictures, 1999.



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