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Monterey College of Law

 July 2010's Trusted Source Partner is 
the Monterey College of Law. 

Monterey College of Law is accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California to offer a four year program leading to a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree. Our mission is to provide a quality legal education in a community law school setting with graduates who are dedicated to professional excellence, integrity, and community service.

MCL deans reccomend the following books:

Simple Justice
by Richard Kluger
Simple Justice is the complete history of Brown v. Board of Education, the 1954 case that ended segregation in American schools. The twists and turns in the case are covered with nuance and the book is eminently readable. Simple Justice is a great look at how the courts can be used (or not) to make social change.

A Problem From Hell
By Samatha Power
In 1948, in the aftermath of the Holocaust, America and the world signed on to the Convention and Prevention of Genocide. Yet, in the 60 years since, we have watched genocide after genocide in Bosnia, Rwanda, Cambodia, Iraq and Kosovo. Powers, a scholar and advisor to President Obama, explains the disconnect between international law and action, even when it comes at the expense of millions of lives.

Show No Fear
By Perri O’Shaughnessy
There are 12 hold-your-breath-until-the-last-page thillers written by Perri O’Shaughnessy, the pen name for local sisters and co-authors Pamela and Mary O’Shaughnessy. The main character of the series is Nina Reilly, a graduate of Monterey College of Law. I recommend them all . . . but start with the last one – a prequel.

Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court
By Ralph Warner
NoLo Press has transformed the way citizens interact with the law and this new edition is a great example of making the law accessible. Get your day in court without the expense of a lawyer, but with a greater understanding of the process and likelihood of success.

To Kill a Mockingbird
By Harper Lee
An American classic. There is no better book for seeing how the legal system reflects, interprets and shapes a community. No matter how many times you have read this book, Atticus Finch’s defense of Tom Robinson will leave you on the edge of your seat.

Presumed Innocent
By Scott Turow
Scott Turow is a master of the legal story. His first book, One L, about his first year at Harvard Law School, has terrified two generation of aspiring lawyers. Turow’s first thriller, Presumed Innocent, was a masterpiece as Rusty Sabich and Tommy Molto went head to head in a brutal murder trial. A little more than 20 years later, Rusty and Tommy are back in Innocent and the plot has only thickened with age.

The Nine
By Jeffrey Toobin
The Supreme Court has a profound impact on the daily life of Americans yet we know precious little about the personalities and institution that make those decisions behind closed doors. Toobin, using unparalleled access, tells the compelling story of the Justices and the cases shaping our lives.