10 Must-Read Books for Law Students in India

The book tomorrow’s lawyers are predicting profound and permanent shifts in the world of law. Harper Lee’s Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird” is a novel that discusses the tragedy of injustice in the 1930s.

Team Law Community
November 27, 2020
  1. Tomorrow’s Lawyers: An Introduction to Your Future

The book tomorrow’s lawyers are predicting profound and permanent shifts in the world of law. Neither Grisham nor Rumpole would be the future for legal service. Rather it will be a world of virtual courts, Internet-based global legal companies, online document creation, commoditized operation, outsourcing of legal procedures, and simulated web-based practice. Legal markets, with new employment for lawyers and new employers too, will be liberalized. For young and aspiring lawyers, and for those who want to modernize our legal and justice systems, this book is a definitive roadmap to the future. It presents the modern legal environment and provides practical advice to those who wish to develop careers and law firms.

Tomorrow’s advocates are divided into three parts: The Future of Law, Transforming the Law, and The End of Lawyers? The books are an essential introduction to the future of law for those who want to succeed in the rapidly changing legal landscape.

  1. To kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

Harper Lee’s Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird” is a novel that discusses the tragedy of injustice in the 1930s and the drama of the “Great Depression” is a tale that infuses laughter and sadness into a touching story that lives on forever in the readers’ readers’ minds. Set in a town that has its origins in a history of bigotry, abuse and hypocrisy, as they age and witness the bigotry that threatens their community, the tale follows the lives of Scout and Jem Finch. They watch their father (a lawyer) fight for the justice of a black man who’s accused of a white girl’s rape.

  1. Nani Palkhivala: The Courtroom Genius by Soil J. Sorabajee and Arvind P. Datar.

This book chronicles the journey of Palkhivala as a lawyer and explores the significant cases in which he appeared and which changed the country’s destiny. The book offers a rare glimpse into the way he works and advocacy style. No law student, no lawyer, no chartered accountant, no judicial member and no well-educated citizen can afford to miss reading this book.

  1. Landmark Judgments That Changed India by Asok Kumar Ganguly

In Landmark Judgments that Changed India, a former judge of the Supreme Court and distinguished jurist Asok Kumar Ganguly analyses some cases that led to the creation of new laws and reforms in the legal system. Judgments in cases such as Kesavananda Bharati v. State of Kerala, which curtailed Parliament’s power to amend the Constitution, are discussed in this book; Maneka Gandhi v. Union of India And others that established the principle personal liberty; and Golaknath v. Punjab State, where it was ruled that it is difficult to pass amendments that violate fundamental rights. This book is also an excellent guide for those interested in the reforms made to Indian laws over the years, and the transformation of the judiciary to what it is today.

  1. Law as A Career by Tanuj Kalia

After your law degree,” law as a Career” has an in-depth review of the most appropriate profession choices, helping aspirants grasp the structure from inside. It also features interviews with 45 accomplished professionals that accentuate the readers’ readers’ trust. The book is divided into four parts, the last of which deals with NGO guides, law firms, businesses, etc., being a light beacon for all aspirants to the law. The simple-language book encourages readers to discuss the five years of their law school in satisfying ways to help them solve the confusions they may have about the different facets of their career choice.

  1. The Indian Constitution: Cornerstone of A Nation by Granvilla Austin

A history of the Indian Constituent Assembly is given in the Indian Constitution. It addresses how and why, as they did, the members of the Assembly wrote their constitution. This latest edition of Austin’s classical work has a preface that updates it with contemporary constitutional developments.

  1. We, the Nation: the Lost Decades by Nani A. Palkhivala

A book for all people and, yes, for all seasons. Each subject is illuminated with sensitivity and exposure to sunlight. Public memories are irresponsibly short and selective, and this book becomes important reading, covering the panorama of the last ten turbulent years, as it does, the past that must be read so that we are not doomed to replay it. In the words of Lee Kuan Yew, India, the sleeping giant of an economy, is finally slowly wake from its long night of slumber, drugged as it has been for decades with socialist opiates. With its mosaic of colours, languages, contrasts and maddening inconsistencies, this incredible subcontinent has always been held in thrall for so long, thanks to vast quantities of its own indigenously generated red tape and unscrupulous politicians. It is only now, and all too hesitantly that India is moving to claim its rightful position in the world’ community of nations. This book highlights all of what ails India, what its potential is, how glorious its heritage is, how richly endowed it is by both history and nature.

  1. Working in a Democratic Constitution: A History of the Indian Experience by Granville Austin

Austin’s magnum opus tells the very human tale of how the Indian people’ people’s social, political, and day-to-day experiences have been expressed and guided since 1950 in the process of constitutional reforms.

  1. The Trial by Franz Kafza

A gripping psychological horror job by Kafka.

Joseph Kay, a normal man who wakes up one day to find himself accused of a crime, has not committed such a crime, a crime he never knew existed, a horrific psychological journey in one’s life when convicted, he is released. Still, he must return annually to court, an occurrence that proves maddening as nothing is ever resolved. His personal life, including working at a bank and his relationships with his landlady and a young woman who lives next door, becomes more unstable as he becomes unsure of his fate. He succeeds only in speeding his painful downward spiral as Joseph attempts t

  1. Letters to a Law Student 3rd edition: A guide to studying law at university by Nicholas J McBride.

Letters to a Law Student relays all a prospective law student wants to know before they launch their studies. It gives those considering a law degree or transfer course a helpful guide and helps students plan for what can be a difficult first year of study.