Thursday, July 19, 2018
Now (or soon to be) in Paperback: Beyond Legal Reasoning: A Critique of Pure Lawyering
A brief pause for a semi-commercial announcement. Actually, if we consider the royalties to which I am entitled from Routledge after deducting the cost of a professional indexer, there's very little commercial about it from my standpoint.
Beyond Legal Reasoning: A Critique of Pure Lawyering first takes a granular look at "thinking like a lawyer" - its logic and theory-making - and then at the perils of succumbing to it when one is not in the traditional "lawyer as warrior" mode. My original title, Unlearning How to Think Like A Lawyer, still lingers in various descriptions.
Apparently the law library market is price inelastic and the publisher waits eighteen months before putting out a paperback edition. That is now available for pre-order (release date: Aug. 24) at a fraction of the hard cover price.
But ... most of us write to be read, not for the several hundred dollars of royalties that an academic book generates for the author (translating into cents per hour for the time creating it). If you are interested in a free taste, the preface is available on SSRN. Or the entire book is available for free at any of these fine libraries.
Or, after the break, you can watch the presentation from last April at the Harvard Law School's Center for the Legal Profession:
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