Saturday, January 04, 2014

The Best Legal Fiction

The ABA (American Bar Association) Journal podcast of December 19 interviewed Stanford law professor Michael Asimow, author of a textbook about law and popular culture, asking him what he thought the best legal novels of 2013 were. His recommendations include not only books involving criminal law, but also intellectual property and trusts and estates. The winner of the 2013 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction was Havana Requiem by Paul Goldstein whose plot revolves around questions of intellectual property for Cuban music of the 1940s and 1950s. 13 min 42 sec, no transcript.