Amicus Humoriae (Paperback)

An Anthology of Legal Humor

Edited by: Robert M. Jarvis, Thomas E. Baker, Andrew J. McClurg

Tags: Culture and Law

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272 pp  $30.00

ISBN 978-1-5310-1229-8

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This is the 2018 paperback printing of the hardback published in 2003.

In this book, editors Jarvis, Baker, and McClurg have selected 25 of the funniest law review articles from the past 50 years and arranged them in five categories: law students, law professors, lawyers, judges, and legal scholarship. Also included is a comprehensive bibliography, which is an invaluable research tool. The book's jacket features an original cartoon by the noted artist Alan Gerson.

"The compilers . . . have put together a book full of witty articles that make good-natured fun of the legal world. . . . At a mere $25, it is an economical choice for a quality addition to any library's humor collection." — The Law Library Journal
"This book would be a nice addition to a law library in order to show a face of legal scholarship not frequently represented in library collections. Moreover, it would make a nice gift for oneself, a colleague, or a friend studying in law school for those moments when a dose of humor might lessen the pressures of attending to more serious legal matters." — New York Law Journal
"[Y]ou will doubtless enjoy taking a break from your labors by perusing this collection of 25 amusing law review articles." — The Law Teacher
"Definitely a good read." — The National Jurist
"A very funny romp through legal life." — The National Law Journal
"[S]plendid examples of the seriously underdeveloped genre of law review humor writing." — Legal Times
"A collect[ion] of rare gems." — The Green Bag
"This book will make a good addition to law school collections, and a very nice gift for the lawyers in our lives who need a good laugh or humor lessons." — Bimonthly Review of Law Books