Friday, September 10, 2010

Justice Kennedy: Books Every Lawyer Should Read

"You can't write anything good
because you've never read anything good."
Justice Anthony Kennedy to his law clerks and other young people

In an August 19th presentation to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, Justice Anthony Kennedy mentioned that he has a list of books every lawyer should read (all fiction and about law).  He shared several:

The Stranger by Albert Camus

The Just and the Unjust by James Gould Cozzens

The Visit by Friedrich Durrenmatt

The Trial by Franz Kafka

Antigone by Sophocles

Kennedy also spoke of Shakespeare's Hamlet, Measure for Measure, and The Merchant of Venice.