30 Lawyers, 30 Books: Marci Hamilton
The Horse’s Mouth by Joyce Cary
Marci Hamilton is a professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University. She’s a longtime legal activist and a champion of children’s rights. She is the author of God vs. the Gavel.
Joyce Cary’s comic novel regarding the misadventures of aging artist Gulley Jimson seems an unlikely recommendation for lawyers, but Hamilton says she likes and recommends books that “test readers’ assumptions, perspectives and perceptions. The great lawyers are the ones who can see in a given set of facts or doctrine what others cannot or will not.” Jimson, she believes, can help them.
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