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1. AND THE SEA WILL TELL PT. 1

And the Sea Will Tell is a true crime book by Vincent Bugliosi and Bruce Henderson. The nonfiction book recounts a double murder on Palmyra Atoll; the subsequent arrest, trial and conviction of Duane (“Buck”) Walker; and the…

BY VINCENT BUGLIOSI AND BRUCE HENDERSON

2. AND THE SEA WILL TELL PT. 2

And the Sea Will Tell is a true crime book by Vincent Bugliosi and Bruce Henderson. The nonfiction book recounts a double murder on Palmyra Atoll; the subsequent arrest, trial and conviction of Duane (“Buck”) Walker; and the…

BY VINCENT BUGLIOSI AND BRUCE HENDERSON

3. THE LAST TRIAL

At eighty-five years old, Alejandro “Sandy” Stern, a brilliant defense lawyer with his health failing but spirit intact, is on the brink of retirement. But when his old friend Dr. Kiril Pafko, a former Nobel Prize winner in Medicine, is faced…

BY SCOTT TUROW

4. JUST MERCY

A powerful true story about the Equal Justice Initiative, and the importance of confronting injustice, Just Mercy is a bestselling book by Bryan Stevenson that has been adapted into a feature film.

BY BRYAN STEVENSON

5. PRESUMED INNOCENT

This session focused on cross-examination from Presumed Innocent. Hailed as the most suspenseful and compelling novel in decades. Presumed Innocent brings to life our worst nightmare: that of an ordinary citizen facing conviction…

BY SCOTT TUROW

6. LADIES AND GENTLEMENT OF THE JURY

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury is a collection of closing arguments from ten noteworthy cases. Each closing argument is put into context by the authors, who provide historical background, a brief biography of each attorney…

BY BENJAMIN BYCEL, HARRY M. CALDWELL, AND MICHAEL S LIEF

7. A CIVIL ACTION

A true story of an epic courtroom showdown, where two of the nation’s largest corporations were accused of causing the deaths of children from water contamination. Described as “a page-turner filled with greed, duplicity…

BY JONATHAN HARR

8. THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF ZEUS

In this session, John Uustal interviews author Curtis Wilkie on his book, The Fall of the House of Zeus tells the story of Dickie Scruggs, arguably the most successful plaintiff’s lawyer in America. A brother-in-law of Trent Lott, the former…

BY CURTIS WILKIE

9. DEVIL IN THE GROVE: THURGOOD MARSHALL, THE GROVELAND BOYS, AND THE DAWN OF A NEW AMERICA

In this session, John Uustal interviews Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gilbert King on his book, Devil in the Grove. Arguably the most important American lawyer of the twentieth century, Thurgood Marshall was on the verge of…

BY GILBERT KING

10. Relentless Pursuit: My Fight for the Victims of Jeffrey Epstein

In this session, John Uustal discusses relevant book relevant to current events: Relentless Pursuit: My Fight for the Victims of Jeffrey Epstein, by Bradley Edwards.
“This is the definitive story of the case against Jeffrey Epstein and the corrupt system that supported him and Ghislaine Maxwell, told in thrilling detail by the lawyer who has represented Epstein’s victims for more than a decade.” – Simon & Schuster

BY BRADLEY EDWARDS & BRITTANY HENDERSON

11. Exposure

In this session, we will be discussing Exposure by Robert Bilott. Exposure is an unforgettable legal drama about malice and manipulation, the failings of environmental regulation, and one lawyer’s quest to expose the truth about this previously unknown—and still unregulated—chemical that presents one of the greatest human health crises of the 21st century.

BY ROBERT BILOTT