In addition to the relief of the workload that finals season imposes, the end of the semester gives you the chance to read something you choose. Law school doesn’t provide much free time to kick back with any books besides the ones your professors assign for class reading.
Personally, I’m taking the opportunity to sink my teeth into something written by a former Supreme Court justice that isn’t about what the law is, but rather what he thinks it should be. No lengthy fact patterns or dissents!
As the title suggests, this book is a proposal for six amendments to the US Constitution that John Paul Stevens believes we should adapt as soon as possible. I’m excited for some intellectual stimulation to break up my otherwise inane lineup of Netflix, ESPN, and presidential debates.
(Also – if my Notes Editor on the Law Review is reading this, I swear I am hard at work on my edits.)
Have you already read this book? Do you have questions about what law students read when they’re actually in the thick of classes? Would you like to watch John Paul Stevens promote a different book on The Colbert Report in 2012? Let me know in the comments and don’t hesitate to reach out directly!
Rob Rossi is a 3L at BC Law and a current member of the Boston College Law Review‘s Executive Board and the former Chair of the Law Students Association Social Media & Communications Committee. Feel free to contact him with questions about his experience, BC Law, or law school in general. Comment here or send him an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, and don’t forget to follow the Boston College Law Students Association on Twitter @BCLSA.