Nobody reads legal books


I’ll say what I think, maybe someone will understand me. Well, I think most of the law books are completely worthless. First of all – no one reads legal books when you read ordinary books, because they are not for that. Well, that’s ok. Secondly, if I am looking for a view that I want to convince the court of, I am still looking for jurisprudence, not views, because it is extremely poor with professional authorities. And third, and worst of all, the authors usually don’t have any views anyway, they just quote the views of others. Such Allerhand, for example, made a point of view in every second sentence when he wrote a commentary on the Commercial Code. He did not refer to others, he said: this is what I, Maurycy Allerhand, think. And all the courts took it into account.

And today I look at my great library of legal literature and think to myself: it looks good. Only it serves no purpose. Apart from books like the Civil Law System (and the first one rather than the other one), I do not pick it up. And I will not.
And they continue to write and publish these books. Good luck.


About Author

I am a lawyer with thirty years of experience, in my first professional life I was a journalist. But in my every life I am most attracted to curiosity, discovering new lands, and secondly - convincing people to do what is wise, good or beautiful. I will also let myself be convinced of these three things.

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