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30 Lawyers Pick 30 Books Every Lawyer Should Read

Posted Jul 29, 2011 4:33 PM CDT
By Stephanie Francis Ward

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The great Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. once confessed that his greatest thoughts were the result of wrestling with those of others. “Life-transforming ideas,” he wrote, “have always come to me through books."

Each summer for the last three years we’ve wrestled in these pages with the role lawyers play in the broadest range of our culture of literature—from the pages of pulp fiction to the grittiest portrayals on the silver screen.

This year, however, we thought we’d turn our view 180 degrees and observe the effects of literature on some of the lawyers we know.

Click here to browse our gallery from the August issue of the ABA Journal.

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