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Category: Short Book Review

Grit (book review)

In Grit, Prof. Duckworth defines grit as a combination of passion and perseverance that makes high achievers special. (p. 8) She describes how to grow grit from the inside out and from the outside in. Law students working on their first research and writing assignments may take heart that “effort counts twice” as much as …Read the Rest

Dealing With China (book review)

Henry M. Paulson, Jr. Dealing With China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower, 2015. Smith Stacks HC427.95.P38 2015 In his second (and final, if his wife has her way) book, Mr. Paulson describes the China-United States relationship based on over 100 visits to China over 25 years, first as the head of Goldman Sachs, …Read the Rest

“Big Law” Book Reviews

Mitchell Kowalski. Avoiding Extinction: Reimagining Legal Services for the 21st Century. ABA, 2012. Bruce MacEwan. Growth is Dead: Now What? Law Firms on the Brink. Adam Smith, Esq., 2013. Richard Susskind. Tomorrow’s Lawyers: An Introduction to Your Future. Oxford, 2013. Richard Susskind. The End of Lawyers?: Rethinking the Nature of Legal Services. Oxford, 2008. Here …Read the Rest

What the Best Law Teachers Do: Book Review

Michael Hunter Schwartz, Gerald F. Hess, and Sophie M. Sparrow. What the Best Law Teachers Do. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Univ. Press, 2013. (OhioLINK, CWRU Law on order) The authors profile¬†26 law professors, 24 of whom still teach at law schools of various tiers. The authors selected the 26 from the numerous nominations they solicited from …Read the Rest

Book Review: Declining Prospects

Michael H. Trotter. Declining Prospects: How Extraordinary Competition and Compensation are Changing America’s Major Law Firms. North Charleston, SC: CreateSpace, 2012. Michael H. Trotter. Profit and the Practice of Law: What’s Happened to the Legal Profession. Athens, GA and London: Univ. of Georgia Press, 1997.¬† (paperback edition, CreateSpace, 2012) Stephen J. Harper. The Lawyer Bubble: …Read the Rest

Book Review: The Laws of War and 21st Century Conflict

E. L. Gaston, ed. The Laws of War and 21st Century Conflict. New York: IDEBATE Press, 2012. ISBN # 978-1-61770-026-2. The Laws of War and 21st Century Conflict certainly is a timely book — given publicized hot spots, such as Syria, Libya, Iran, and Iraq, as well as lesser-known, but equally or more deadly, armed …Read the Rest