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Friday, September 20, 2013

ABA List of the 25 Greatest Law Novels Ever Written


If any of you are looking for a good book, you might check out the list of the 25 greatest law novels recently compiled by the ABA.  Chosen by a panel of experts, the list contains the best “novels whose storylines revolved around lawyers or legal cases or the moral milieu of the law.”  The top 5 include: 

  1. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (1960)
  2. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky (1866)
  3. Bleak House by Charles Dickens (1852)
  4. The Trial by Franz Kafka (1925)
  5. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (1862)
To see the full list, visit the ABA website.  To find out if a book is available at the law library or any of the other UH libraries, check the library catalog.

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