When he started a Tumblr called The Illustrated Guide to Law, Nathaniel Burney’s intention was to teach high-school-aged kids a little more about the law through illustrated comics—for example, that an undercover officer does not have to identify himself or herself if you ask, “Are you a cop?” To his surprise, the greatest response came from law students, who loved his humorous take on explaining the basics of criminal law.
It’s not meant to be a replacement to law school, says Burney, but his book The Illustrated Guide to Criminal Law is just the first in a planned series to cover all the courses of a 1L. He discusses how the project developed with ABA Journal podcast editor Lee Rawles.
For a look at the next book, The Illustrated Guide to Criminal Procedure, you can watch its development at LawComic.net.
Boston Globe: “The Illustrated Guide to Criminal Law”
Lawyerist: “The Illustrated Guide to Criminal Law (Book Review)”
Associate’s Mind: “Review: The Illustrated Guide to Criminal Law”
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