Thursday, October 7, 2010
Scribes—The American Society of Legal Writers recently named The Last Lawyer: The Fight to Save Death Row Inmates as the best law book of the year.
The Last Lawyer is the true story of a team of idealistic attorneys and investigators in North Carolina and their ten-year fight to overturn a client's death sentence. The case involves the thorniest issues of death penalty law – including inadequate defense, mental retardation, mental illness, and sketchy witness testimony – and the book gives readers unprecedented journalistic access to the inner workings of a capital defense team. The book may be used as supplementary reading for law students. They will be inspired and educated by the work of Ken Rose, perhaps the most experienced capital postconviction attorney in the country.
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Hat tip and congratulations to John Temple, Associate Dean at the P.I. Reed School of Journalism, West Virginia University