The Guardian’s Best Law Books

The Rule of Law by retired British jurist Tom Bingham tops The Guardian’s list of “Six of the best law books”. Ros Taylor writes, “Whatever did inquiring legal minds read before Lord Bingham published The Rule of Law? This slim volume has rapidly become the book Guardian-reading lawyers are most likely to recommend to anyone interested in the profession. As Joshua Rozenberg put it: “Bingham’s definition of that much-used term is now entirely authoritative and will probably remain so for the next 120 years or more. In summary, it is ‘that all persons and authorities within the state, whether public or private, should be bound by and entitled to the benefit of laws publicly made, taking effect (generally) in the future and publicly administered in the courts.’”

For professor and barrister Conor Gearty’s take on Bingham and this book, go to http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/feb/07/rule-of-law-thomas-bingham

Next on the Top Six list is Letters to a Law Student by Nicholas McBride. For the full list, go to: http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2012/aug/08/six-best-law-books

-Jean Cumming

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