In a string of “via” attributions that include Scott Greenfield, BoingBoing, and a slow Friday on the Internet, I only just became aware of probably the coolest law “textbook” ever created: The Illustrated Guide to Criminal Law. It’s also a blog drawn by Nathaniel Burney, a New York criminal defense lawyer, who I followed on Twitter right away.

Here is how it begins:

This is way cooler than that illustrated amicus brief everybody freaked out about last week. That was pretty cool, don’t get me wrong. But this!

It also comes in book form!


  1. shg says:

    It’s funny. It’s fun to read. But make no mistake, it’s the real thing.

    • Sam Glover says:

      Quibble: Practically the only person of color not relegated to the background is drawn to look like a turtle. That’s weird.

      Other than that, this is way better than the crim law textbook I had to slog through. It would make a perfect bar prep refresher, too.

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