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‘Failing Law Schools’ Author Challenges Law Schools to Make Dramatic Changes

ABA Journal Business of Law Reporter Rachel Zahorsky talks with Brian Z. Tamanaha, author of Failing Law Schools, on the need for new law school models that reflect today’s reality, where the six-figure cost of a J.D. is grossly disproportionate to the economic benefits for most graduates.

‘Breach of Trust’ Tells Ripped-from-the-Headlines Tale of Government Corruption and Intrigue

In 'Breach of Trust,' an intrepid attorney (with nothing left to lose after the deaths of his wife and daughter) scales the state government ladder to solve the murder of a potential witness and expose the corruption that leads all the way to the governor's mansion. ABA Journal's Lee Rawles speaks with David Ellis about the real-life influences behind his award-nominated novel.

Scalia and Garner Release 567-Page Tome on Textualism

The operative sentence in the 567-page book by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and writing professional Bryan A. Garner is this: “Our approach is … prescribing what, in our…

Author Discusses How to Identify and Deal with an ‘Almost Psychopath’

When does dealing with a manipulative person go from difficult to dangerous? ABA Journal reporter Martha Neil talks about psychopathy with Dr. Ron Schouten, one of the authors of "Almost a Psychopath: Do I (or Does Someone I Know) Have a Problem with Manipulation and Lack of Empathy?"

Lack of Online Privacy Rights Is Very Troubling, Says Author

ABA Journal web producer Lee Rawles talks with Lori Andrews, author of "I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy" about the lack of online privacy rights and the need for a social media constitution. They discuss the changes that social networks have brought to all areas of the law, including evidence gathering; what evidence is admissible in courts; how social media can affect the right to a fair trial; and the right to control one's image.

‘Show Trials’ Author Advocates for Systemic Changes to Immigration Courts

In today's podcast, ABA Journal Web producer Lee Rawles speaks with Peter Afrasiabi about his recently released book "Show Trials: How Property Gets More Legal Protection than People in Our Failed Immigration System."

‘Born, Not Raised’ Author Discusses the Flaws in the Juvenile Justice System

In today's podcast, ABA Journal Web producer Lee Rawles speaks with Susan Madden Lankford about her recently released book "Born, Not Raised: Voices from Juvenile Hall."

‘Devil in the Grove’ Author Discusses Early Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Case

Welcome to the ABA Journal's new podcast, The Modern Law Library. On the second and fourth Mondays of each month, we will discuss a law-related book with its author and listen to a short excerpt. In today's podcast, ABA Journal Web producer Lee Rawles speaks with Gilbert King about his recently released book "Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America".

30 Lawyers Pick 30 Books Every Lawyer Should Read

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…