Pro-Se-Related Books (books important to pro-se self-education)


''We will not rest until every citizen understands the law and 'all defenses and objections not entered are deemed waived' is tattooed across every person's forehead!''


(NOTE: If you can afford it, it's always extremely useful to purchase the same books used by bar-member professionals published by the professional law publishers such as West, Matthew Bender, Bradford, John Wiley & Sons, etc. Bender was bought by LexisNexis. Years ago, when I subscribed to the National Law Review, all the lawyer-related publishers began sending me regular advertising information. They presumed I was a lawyer — I never told them otherwise — and even sent me information on how to bill client more. Gotta love it! I no longer subscribe because 1) I'm older, 2) I understand a lot more, 3) I am philosophically opposed to the legal "profession", and 4) the Internet has dramatically changed the whole paradigm.)

Legal Research: How to Find & Understand the Law, by Stephen Elias - Elias wrote many books for Nolo1 Press. Your humble webmaster owns a copy of this book and highly recommends it.

Finding the Answers to Legal Questions: A How-To-Do-It Manual, by Virginia Tucker & Marc Lampson

Law On The Internet, by Cate Banks & Heather Douglas

Represent Yourself in Court: How to Prepare & Try a Winning Case, by Paul Bergman & Sara J. Berman


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Barrister Books

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Jones McClure Publishing

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Powells - Used Law Books

Valore Books - Law Books



Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America, by Mark R. Levin

Common Law, The, by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Constitution in Exile, The, by Andrew P. Napolitano

Constitutional Chaos: What Happens When the Government Breaks Its Own Laws, by Andrew P. Napolitano

Courts on Trial: Myth and Reality in American Justice, by Jerome Frank

Digital Media Law: Edition 2, by Ashley Packard

Don't Go To Law School (Unless): A Law Professor's Inside Guide to Maximizing Opportunity and Minimizing Risk, by Paul Campos

Dred Scott's Revenge: A Legal History of Race and Freedom in America, by Andrew P. Napolitano

The End of Lawyers?: Rethinking the nature of legal services, by Richard Susskind

Every Man His Own Lawyer, by John Wells

Executive Privilege: A Constitutional Myth, by Raoul Berger

Failing Law Schools, by Brian Z. Tamanaha

From Freedom to Slavery: The Rebirth of Tyranny in America, by Gerry Spence

Give Me Liberty: Freeing Ourselves in the Twenty-First Century, by Gerry Spence

Government By Judiciary: The Transformation of the Fourteenth Amendment, by Raoul Berger

Growth Is Dead: Now What?: Law firms on the brink, by Bruce MacEwen and Peter J. Kalis Esq.

How To Argue and Win Every Time, by Gerry Spence

Human Action, by Ludwig von Mises - "Human Action is the most important book on political economy you will ever own. It was (and remains) the most comprehensive, systematic, forthright, and powerful defense of the economics of liberty ever written."

It Is Dangerous to Be Right When the Government Is Wrong: The Case for Personal Freedom, by Andrew P. Napolitano

Judicial Tyranny and Your Income Tax, by Jeffrey Dickstein

The Law, by Frédéric Bastiat

The Law That Never Was, by Bill Benson

The Lawyer Bubble: A Profession in Crisis, by Steven J. Harper

Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic, by Mark R. Levin

Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, by Mark R. Levin

Lies the Government Told You: Myth, Power, and Deception in American History, by Andrew P. Napolitano

Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges, by Antonin Scalia

Men in Black: How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America, by Mark R. Levin

Miracle on Main Street: Saving Yourself and America from Financial Ruin, by F. Tupper Saussy - Tupper was a friend of mine. He was a good man who paid a very steep price for being right when the government was wrong. He got me started on the road to self-ownership. Until I read Miracle, I didn't know it was possible for the U.S. Supreme Court to lie to the American people.

Nation of Sheep, A, by Andrew P. Napolitano

Scalia Dissents: Writings of the Supreme Court's Wittiest, Most Outspoken Justice, by Antonin Scalia

Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline, by Robert H. Bork

Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis, by Ludwig von Mises

The Tempting of America, by Robert H. Bork

A Time to Speak: Selected Writings and Arguments, by Robert H. Bork

To Harrass Our People, by George V. Hansen

Whores of the Court: The Fraud of Psychiatric Testimony and the Rape of American Justice, by Margaret A. Hagen, Ph.D.

With Justice for None: Destroying an American Myth, by Gerry Spence

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1.Nolo was started by a group of lawyers who didn't much like lawyers and wanted to make the law accessible to the "common man". Here's a brief quote about Nolo from the Wikipedia article: "In 1997, the Texas Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee (a committee of the Texas Supreme Court) opened investigations on Nolo and similar publishers, inquiring as to whether their publications constituted practicing law without a license. Saying that the investigation was "the first step toward widespread state censorship", Nolo sued, seeking a declaratory judgment that its publications were legal. It was joined in the action by the American Association of Law Libraries and the Texas Library Association. In response, the Texas Legislature enacted HR 1507, which expressly exempted websites and textbooks from accusations of practicing law without a license, providing they "clearly and conspicuously state that the products are not a substitute for the advice of an attorney". In light of this, the court committee dropped its contest of Nolo's suit."