Professor Alafair Burke contributed to a feature story that originally appeared in the February 2017 issue of ABA Journal with the headline “10 Lawyer-Authors Choose the Top Ten Law Novels in the Past 10 Years: Curl up with a book about law and justice, crime and murder or even a Marvel superhero.”
Professor Burke’s selection is Defending Jacob, by William Landay, which was first published in 2012.
She writes, “I love books that bend genre. Defending Jacob has all the legal heft and realism of a novel written by a former prosecutor, as Landay is. But, like Scott Turow’s remarkable Presumed Innocent, the book tells a lawyer’s story from an intensely personal perspective.”
Read the full feature story on the ABA Journal website.