« on: July 19, 2006, 11:46:45 PM »
I agree with Jjason for the most part, but I would add some autobiographies(I use the term loosely here) to the list. Reading anything that goes over the "big picture" of a concept of law won't hurt. I have found that autobiographies are great because they're usually entertaining and provide you with an invaluable sense of why you're doing what you're doing throughout law school. Remember you'll not just be learning for yourself but for your future clients as well.
Autobiographies by defense attorneys tend to be the most interesting imho, e.g. Roy Black, John C. Tucker, Edward Bennett Williams, etc. However, Boies' book probably fits the majority of law students' ambitions due to the fact that he is probably the best attorney in the nation to have on your side in complex litigation and his applications of poker playing tactics to litigation are fascinating. Reading books such as these really got me fired up about going to law school.
As the saying goes, the law is going to be a jealous mistress for the rest of your life (if you stay in the field of course). Avoid the burn out if you can.