9 Law Books Reviewed (Common Law, Natural Law, and Represent Yourself In Court)

With so many books on the law out there, how do you know which ones are most helpful for you?

Whether you want to learn about common or natural law, represent yourself in court, or just learn about law in general…

Here are 6 law books you should consider, and 3 you may want to avoid.

#1 The Natural Law: A Study in Legal and Social History And Philosophy

Author: Heinrich A. Rommen

The Natural Law is an in-depth discussion into the origin of the concept of natural law. From the philosophers of ancient Greece and Rome, to the philosophies of Thomas Paine and others.

The Natural Law shows how the concept of natural law was overtaken by legal positivism.

Who is this book for?

This book is for individuals that have a good foundation of natural law concept,s and want to dive deeper. While the text can be dense, it is full of useful wisdom on the law.

#2 The Bible, The Constitution, and Founding Fathers

Author: Ken Johnson, TH. D.

Next on our list is The Bible, The Constitution and The Founding Fathers.

While it is not the most in depth book on la. the text does a great job of laying down the fact that the law. And the government’s powers are derived from the Creator, not man.

Who is this book for?

This book is good for anyone that is looking to begin learning about natural law, or the biblical origins of the US government.

Represent Yourself in Court Book by Nolo

#3 Represent Yourself in Court: Prepare and Try a Winning Civil Case

Published by NOLO

NOLO is a great publication company with many books on law foe the “lay person”. Represent Yourself in Court is one of their most thorough publications.

From filing lawsuits, and motions, to controlling evidence. Represent Yourself in Court is one of the best books to get if you want to learn how to use the courts on your own.

Who is this book for?

This book is for an individual that wants to learn how to file a lawsuit against someone, or who needs to represent themselves in court against another individual. While this book is not for representing yourself in criminal matters, NOLO does offer the Criminal Law Handbook as well.

#4 Law 101: Everything You Need To Know About American Law

Author: Jay M. Feinman

Law 101 is a light read that takes you beneath the surface level of the American Legal system. This book is both easy to read and informative.

From the powers of the Supreme Courts to the rights guaranteed by the Constitution, the Law 101 is a book that anyone can enjoy and learn about the law from.

Who is this book for?

This book is for anyone that wants to learn about the American legal system, but doesn’t want to be overwhelmed with details.

#5 The Power to Regulate Corporations and Commerce

Author: Fran Hendrick

Look, the Power to Regulate Corporations and Commerce is not a light read. However, it gives a thorough historical account of how the common law system of the west developed step by step.

From the king losing power to the Parliament, and the parliaments power giving way to the common man. This book provides an excellent record of how the courts gained the power they have today, and the sources from which the power derived.

Who is this book for?

This book is for those that are looking to really dive deep into how the courts work, and how the governments of the world came to have the control they have today.

#6 Common Law & Natural Rights The Question of Conservative Foundations

Author: Ruben Alvarado

Common Law & Natural Rights is a bit like The Bible, The Constitution and the Founding Fathers. This book is a great gift for fans of talk radio; the likes of Limbaugh, Levin, Shapiro and Savage. While this book is a bit of a surface level read, it can peak interest in the law among the right crowd.

Who is this book for?

Fans of conservative talk radio that may want to learn more about the law.

3 Books on Law to Avoid

Among all of the great books on law that are out there, there are a few that you may want to avoid.

In my experience, these 3 books should be read with caution, or avoided entirely.

#1 Establishing the Reign of Natural Liberty: A Common Law Training Manual

Among the most misleading books on the common law is the Common Law Training Manual. The books author is unclear and claims to by issued by the “International Common Law Court of Justice” which does not exist. Furthermore, the manual is closely tied to book to avoid #2.

#2 Common Law Community Training Manual

The author of this book appears to be the same person as the Common Law Training Manual. It claims to be written by “The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State (Brussels). Hoover much like the International Common Law Court of Justice. This court does not exist.

Furthermore, this book refers to a fictitious court, charging Pope Benedict for “crimes against humanity”. The book claims that these fictitious charges were the reason the Pope resigned in 2013. However, this is entirely false. As a result, I can consider nothing in these 2 books to be credible.

#3 Commercial Law Applied: Learn to Play the Game

Author: David E. Robinson

Finally let’s review The Commercial Law Applied. Here’s the deal, this is one of the most popular law books there is, and it makes a lot of good points. However, before reading there is one thing that anyone should consider. David E. Robinson was sentenced for obstructing the IRS on October 5th of 2015. This is something to keep in mind before attempting to adapt the strategies he lays out in his books.

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The Bottom Line on 9 Law Books Reviewed

These are some of the more popular law books that you can pick up to begin learning about the law, or deepen your understanding. Some of these books are much simpler and cover basic ideas on the law, while others dive much deeper.

Hopefully you can find the book you need on this list of law books reviewed.