Gerry Spence & the Art of Advocacy

Professor James R. Elkins College of Law | West Virginia University




The Writings of Gerry Spence | The 'Art of Advocacy'

▪ Gerry Spence, Win Your Case: How to Present, Persuade, Prevail--Every Place, Every Time (New York: St. Martin's Press, 2005)

▪ Gerry Spence & Anthony Polk, Gunning for Justice (Doubleday & Co., 1982)

▪ Gerry Spence, Trial by Fire (New York: William Morrow and Co., 1986)

▪ Gerry Spence, Of Murder and Madness (New York: St. Martin's, 1995)

▪ Gerry Spence, The Smoking Gun (New York: Scribner, 1999)

▪ Gerry Spence, Half-Moon and Empty Stars (New York: Scribner, 2001)

Three Spence Books That Are Recommended Reading:

▪ Gerry Spence, The Making of a Country Lawyer (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1996)

▪ Gerry Spence, O.J., The Last Word (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997)

▪ Gerry Spence, Gerry Spence's Wyoming: The Landscape: Photographs and Poetry (New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000)

Gerry Spence Books Not Assigned in the Course

Bloodthirsty Bitches and Pious Pimps of Power: The Rise and Risk of the New Conservative Hate Culture (New York: St. Martin's Press, 2006)

Seven Simple Steps to Personal Freedom: A Handbook (New York: St. Martin's Press, 2001)

A Boy's Summer: Fathers and Sons Together (New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000)(illustrations by Tom Spence)

Give Me Liberty!: Freeing Ourselves in the Twenty-First Century (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998)

How to Argue and Win Every Time: At Home, At Work, In Court, Everywhere, Every Day (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995)

From Freedom to Slavery: The Rebirth of Tyranny in America (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1993)

With Justice for None: Destroying an American Myth (New York: Times Books, 1989)

Articles & Book Chapters by Gerry Spence

Gerry Spence, Let Me Tell You a Story, Trial (February 1995)

___________, "Juries: The Great American Myth," in Douglas D. Koski (ed.), The Jury Trial in Criminal Justice (Durham, North Carolina: Carolina Academic Press, 2003)


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