Law School faculty share their end-of-year reading and podcast recommendations

Faculty members of the Stanford Law School are offering up their end-of-year reading and podcast list, with books focusing on subjects ranging from sci-fi to autobiographical to the apocalypse as depicted in Revelations.

RICHARD FORD, professor of law, recommends The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin: “More terrific sci-fi with a theme that is spot on for todays crisis — it includes both an infection and riff on the problem of police violence in a multicultural city but, as with all of her work, politics never get in the way of a great story.”

Law Professors MICHELE DAUBER and DEBORAH HENSLER recommend The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin: From the publishers: A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, the book gave voice to the emerging civil rights movement. It evokes Baldwin’s early life in Harlem and examines the consequences of racial injustice.

HANK GREELY, professor of law, recommends Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett: “Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett is about the Apocalypse, as depicted in Revelations and other places, complete with Four Horsemen, a hell hound (named ‘dog’), a witch, a witchfinder army — plus an angel and a demon as best friends. It was made into an excellent miniseries a few years ago, but the book is even better. I promise it will be the funniest apocalypse you will ever experience — and unless things improve substantially between when I write this in early June and when you read this, we all will need some laughs,” says Greely.

Read the full list of recommendations on the Stanford Law School website.