The Best Law Books Every Student Should Read (?)

Last summer the law section of The Guardian newspaper in the UK asked readers to submit their ideas for “books every law student should read”. The response included everything from Charles Dickens to Richard Susskind, with many more suggestions appearing in the comments section.

Here’s the article. Do Slaw readers agree with the choices? What books do you think are essential for Canadian law students?


  1. Ah, Bleak House! Law students should watch the mini series produced by the BBC as well.

    As a Minneapolis real estate attorney I’ve done my fair share of legal reading. This is a great list for students to take to their library to begin.