Cover: It’s Your Law, from Harvard University PressCover: It’s Your Law in E-DITION

It’s Your Law

Product Details


$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674491854

Publication Date: 01/01/1954

178 pages


Available from De Gruyter »

Media Requests:

Related Subjects

Harvard University Press has partnered with De Gruyter to make available for sale worldwide virtually all in-copyright HUP books that had become unavailable since their original publication. The 2,800 titles in the “e-ditions” program can be purchased individually as PDF eBooks or as hardcover reprint (“print-on-demand”) editions via the “Available from De Gruyter” link above. They are also available to institutions in ten separate subject-area packages that reflect the entire spectrum of the Press’s catalog. More about the E-ditions Program »

In this readable book, a lawyer talks informally with friends or clients, explaining the law and its relation to the individual and the various features of our society. The lawyer as advocate is discussed at length, the author offering somewhat iconoclastic theories about the lawyer’s duty to his client. Next he presents the legislative role of the lawyer, as shown in the drawing up of wills and other documents. The third section of the book explains the trial court, the part played by the judge and jury, and their effectiveness. All is told in a manner easily understood by the layman, but not without some thought-provoking ideas on ethics. Finally Courts of Appeal are analyzed—from the lowest court to the Supreme Court of the United States.

The book is punctuated with interesting names and examples from real cases and situations. The lively language of its outspoken author, coupled with the strictly factual reporting of his legal background, makes this book of interest to lawyers (whether dissenting or concurring), as well as to the interested bystander.

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

The Burnout Challenge

On Burnout Today with Christina Maslach and Michael P. Leiter

In The Burnout Challenge, leading researchers of burnout Christina Maslach and Michael P. Leiter focus on what occurs when the conditions and requirements set by a workplace are out of sync with the needs of people who work there. These “mismatches,” ranging from work overload to value conflicts, cause both workers and workplaces to suffer