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Now that exams are over, it's time for some fun summer reading. Read on for our eclectic book recommendations from your Lewis & Clark Law School faculty and staff. There's something on this list for everyone! Happy reading.
Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators
by Ronan Farrow
Recommended by Hadley Van Vactor, Assistant Professor of Lawyering
Exoplanets: Diamond Worlds, Super Earths, Pulsar Planets, and the New Search for Life beyond Our Solar System
by Michael Summers and James Trefil
Recommended by Bill Chin, Professor of Lawyering
The Gene: An Intimate History
by Siddhartha Mukherjee
Recommended by Susan Mandiberg, Lewis & Clark Distinguished Professor of Law
A well-written page-turner about the history of genetics that provides thought-provoking insights into what it means to be human.
by Richard Powers.
Recommended by Joyce Tischler, Professor of Practice, Center for Animal Law Studies
I love this Pulitzer Prize-winning tale of 9 humans whose lives are touched and changed by the overwhelming presence of trees. The descriptions of trees are exquisite.
Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic
by Tom Holland
Recommended by Nick Fromherz, Staff Attorney,
International Environmental Law Project
Punchy, crisp prose and timeless subject matter combine to make this a must-read for lovers of history and political drama alike.
The book is about twelve-year-old Sophie Brown who moves from an apartment in LA to a farm her parents inherited in Northern California and now Sophie is the owner of some...unusual chickens. It is such a great read that we read it twice back-to-back, and it is also an OBOB book for 2020-2021 for the 3rd-5th grade division!
Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race
by Debby Irving
Recommended by Susan Felstiner, Clinical Professor of Law, Small Business Legal Clinic
Ms. Irving's premise is that white people can't begin to dismantle racism until they begin to see and understand the role of white culture on race in our society. Ms. Irving tells personal stories of her journey of "waking up," and realizing and understanding this role. She gives suggestions on how to have difficult conversations and work toward disrupting the social construct of race. Exercises at the end of every chapter prompt the reader to explore the foundations of their beliefs.
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