The Law Clerk
2007, 272 pp
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A mystery thriller about a high-profile First Amendment case
“As eye-opening as it is page-turning, Scott
Gerber’s Grisham-style legal thriller takes us behind the scenes
of the pornography industry and the judicial system, revealing often-hidden
realities of each as well as how they can converge.”
—Catharine A. MacKinnon, Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law, University of Michigan
An explosive novel by a former law clerk to a federal judge, The Law Clerk combines the insider feel of today’s most exciting fiction with insights into one of the most pressing social issues of the day: the impact of pornography.
Sam Grimes is heartbroken by a law school romance gone bad. Searching for new horizons, he accepts a prestigious clerkship with a federal judge in Providence, Rhode Island. He quickly finds himself both falling in love with a beautiful young woman he meets at the courthouse and working on the case of the decade in New England: the obscenity trial of Joey Mancini, the son of a Mafia boss. And as Sam is about to find out, one thing has everything to do with the other.
Scott Douglas Gerber is a law professor at Ohio Northern University. He received both a PhD and a JD from the University of Virginia and a BA from the College of William and Mary. His previous books are The Declaration of Independence: Origins and Impact (2002), The Ivory Tower: A Novel (2002), First Principles: The Jurisprudence of Clarence Thomas (1999), Seriatim: The Supreme Court before John Marshall (1998), and To Secure These Rights: The Declaration of Independence and Constitutional Interpretation (1995).
Published by Ohio Northern University and distributed by Kent State University Press
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