Swimming in Deep Water: Lawyers, Judges, and Our Troubled Legal Profession

Swimming in Deep Water: Lawyers, Judges, and Our Troubled Legal Profession

by William Domnarski
     
 
Bill Domnarski has been writing about the law and lawyers for decades, and now offers a thought-provoking book that pulls no punches, especially when it comes to judges, successful trial lawyers, and large firm lawyers. If you're looking for a brutal, raw and honest commentary on judges, lawyers, and the law, this book will make you laugh, but also provide valuable

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Bill Domnarski has been writing about the law and lawyers for decades, and now offers a thought-provoking book that pulls no punches, especially when it comes to judges, successful trial lawyers, and large firm lawyers. If you're looking for a brutal, raw and honest commentary on judges, lawyers, and the law, this book will make you laugh, but also provide valuable perspective and insight on the legal profession.

Editorial Reviews

Steven Harper
In a delectable collection of essays about the legal profession, Swimming in Deep Water serves up generous portions of wit, wisdom and insight. An old advertising slogan is apt: I'll bet you can't eat just one!
David Lat
In this wide-ranging collection of elegant and erudite essays, Domnarski draws on his extensive knowledge of law and literature to shed light on the modern legal profession during a time of great challenges. Whether you agree or disagree with his particular conclusions, you will enjoy reading his insightful and thought-provoking takes on what it means to live a life in the law.
Chad Oldfather
In fifty highly readable essays, Domnarski expertly ranges over many of the most significant matters affecting the bar, the judiciary, and legal education today. Swimming in Deep Water deftly captures this unique moment in our profession's history, and is sure to prompt reflection in readers at any stage of their careers.
Mitu Gulati
For anyone interested in the current state of the legal profession, this elegant collection of essays is going to prove a delight. Covering topics ranging from whiny law firm associates to the arrogance of those in black robes, Domnarski manages to combine humor, insight and elegant prose in every one of his essays.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781627224055
Publisher:
American Bar Association
Publication date:
07/07/2014
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

William Domnarski is an attorney in Riverside, California who practices exclusively in the federal court system. He has written In the Opinion of the Court (University of Illinois Press, 1996) and The Great Justices 1941-54: Black, Douglas, Frankfurter, and Jackson in Chambers (University of Michigan Press, 2006).

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