Law professor authors book on legal fables

September 28, 2007

Carlisle, Pa. -- Willow Crossing Press has recently published "True Tales of Trying Times: Legal Fables for Today," by Bob Rains, a professor of law at Penn State's Dickinson School of Law. In his book, Rains weaves a web of modern-day fables based on actual law cases into an amusing collection of stories about follies in the American legal system.

Describing the fables as "broad as the fruited plain, and as addictive as salty peanuts," state Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin notes in his foreword of the book that Rains makes the tales "come alive, and displays their useful truths and precepts for all of us to appreciate."

An entertaining and easy read for anyone, not just those in the legal profession, "True Tales of Trying Times" illustrates Rains' talent as a fabulist. While Rains gains special pleasure from writing about recent legal decisions in fable form, he also regularly has articles published in academic and professional journals. His particular areas of interest are family law, education law, juvenile law and the law related to persons with disabilities. He teaches courses in each of these areas, supervises the law school's Disability Law Clinic, and co-supervises its Family Law Clinic.

Rains will conduct a fable reading and book signing from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the HUB-Robeson Center at University Park. Additional readings are scheduled in November at Harvard Law School.

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