LEGAL BOOKS

RumChicken
RumChicken

Lawyerfags, what are legal books I can read to get a better grasp on legal/law stuff?

Would love to be a lawyer, but I don't have the time to go to school for all that without giving up having a family in the near future

All urls found in this thread:

loc.gov/law/

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

We used the Smith and Robertson book during my Contract/Tort and Commercial Transactions classes.

Honestly though, you're better off hiring a lawyer. The books don't teach you how to research or get access to relevant case law.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

Hiring a lawyer to learn how to be a lawyer

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

Not gonna happen. Learning the law requires intensive training of your critical and logic skills. In America, the law primary comes from court cases (precedent) not rules printed in some book (code law). 85% of what you do in law school is learning how to understand, apply, challenge, extend, analogize, limit, and interpret the thousands of court decisions that make up common law.

Reading some book is likely to be more harmful than helpful, to be honest.

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

U.S. Legal Code

Booteefool
Booteefool

Implying every single court case in the United States isn't public record you can go access in five minutes

Law school is a cartel that makes its business by broadcasting common law as an esoteric art only wizards can understand. Meanwhile, the average citizen gets fucked because he doesn't know how to approach the police properly because he's only ever told "HURR CALL A LAWYER AND SAY NOTHING" by you chuckefucks.

The prison-industrial complex grows.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

I studied law in a small European country, so I'm afraid I can't give you proper sources.

But I'd start here: loc.gov/law/

Law is basically the art of asking the right questions and then knowing where to look for the answers. And when you think you've found an answer the trick is to try and clarify every word of it.

Soft_member
Soft_member

tfw I kind of do that already with political discussion and theory

holy fug

happy_sad
happy_sad

Nah fuck what that other guy said.
Buy a suit, download an app with Black's law dictionary, and start writing unsolicited amicus (a-mee-cus) briefs to judges hearing important cases, to get your name out there. If you're interested in corporate law, then download some templates for complaints and summons, learn to fill them in correctly, and just start mailing them to companies. Depending on the state, you may be able to add Esquire to the end of your name. Let people know that you won't be having your lawyer look over anything before you sign it, because you're your own counsel.
If it comes to it, always represent yourself in court.

cum2soon
cum2soon

Implying every single court case in the United States isn't public record you can go access in five minutes
Show me where I implied any such thing. Your argument skills suck.
Law school is a cartel
Fuck off, tin foil asshat.

massdebater
massdebater

Law is largely the product of politics. It are two sides of the same coin. That's why so many politicians are lawyers.

DeathDog
DeathDog

Unless you're a lawyer, learning law is almost a complete waste of your time. You haven't read hundreds of cases about warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or bailments.

Retarded. Please kill yourself.

whereismyname
whereismyname

Well, it's more useful than watching tv.

Emberfire
Emberfire

Fuck off, tin foil asshat.

$250 an hour for a lawyer

The same guys that write our laws and become judges.

Defiantly not a cartel in anyway shape or form.

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

Free market, dumbass. Supply and demand determines prices, just like any other product or service. And if you're legitimately poor, you can get one for free.

If you want to hire a $19.99/hr lawyer, go find one. He'll have your same lack of intelligence, skill, and wisdom, so you'll probably get along great.

eGremlin
eGremlin

Why is it that if there is a dispute between two people or organizations, in court, if one party doesn't have the money to pay for legal services, they are likely to lose, regardless of whether they're in the right or wrong? How can this be called justice?

Bidwell
Bidwell

I agree, but there are so many different situations in life that we need rules of "right and wrong" for that we need a profession that studies these rules and knows how to apply them.

I think my biggest gripe is that if a person is involved in a criminal or civil matter, they can't do a little research and defend themselves, they HAVE to hire a lawyer, and not hiring a lawyer is considered disrespectful to the judge.

Inmate
Inmate

It isn't really a free market when a person HAS to go to law school to practice law.

It used to be that you could take the bar and practice law without going to law school, but they made law school a prerequisite.

So in a sense, it's an expensive club that you must join to defend or prosecute in the court system. It's a bit exclusionary to the common man.

RumChicken
RumChicken

It isn't really a free market when a person HAS to go to law school to practice law.
It isn't really a free market when a person HAS to go to med school to practice medicine.
#rekt

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

Yes but the difference is that a person can be forced into a court of law.

With medicine, conditions can arise or not, and the person has full power over how they choose to treat the condition AND they can try any OTC or holistic treatment that they want.

Incorrect analogy there sir. Cash me outside.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

Yes but the difference is that a person can be forced into a court of law.
Damn, way to waste those repeating digits.

With law, conditions can arise or not, and the person has full power over how they choose to treat the dispute AND they can try any extra-judicial procedure, negotiation or mediation that they want.

#rekt
#again

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

Uh no.

have flu
fuck it, I'll just not do anything about this

receive a subpoena
you have to go to court or you'll get a default judgement or get sent to jail in some cases

This is clear cut mane. How bow dah.

Nojokur
Nojokur

By your own admission in your post they HAVE to respond to the legal situation.

Which is my very point.

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

have flu
fuck it, I'll just not do anything about this
die

receive a subpoena
fuck it, I'll just not do anything about this
lose case

Same shit, different day. You can do or not do whatever you want, kid. But there are consequences to your actions. Alway consequences to your actions.

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