Legal Publisher Declares Law School to be Easy, Fun

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New York criminal defense attorney and blogger, Nathaniel Burney, signed to produce the first in a series of illustrated guides on the law.

As law students around the country are once again stressing out over finals, grades, and the job market, Jones McClure Publishing has announced that law school will soon be an easy, fun experience following the publication of its Illustrated Guide to Law series.

“No longer will students have to struggle to learn the finer points of jurisprudence,” said vice president Jason Wilson. “Instead of parsing obscure cases, studying dense outlines, and puzzling over their professors’ remarks, law students can simply read these entertaining comic guides and easily understand it all.”
When reached for comment at his law office, author Nathaniel Burney remarked “he said what?!”

The first book in the series will be "The Illustrated Guide to Criminal Law", due out this fall. It started out as a webcomic on Mr. Burney’s Tumblr last year and immediately garnered high praise around the Web.

“It’s part webcomic and part law class, and all interesting,” wrote internet maven Miss Cellania. Curmudgeon and law blogger Scott Greenfield said the book “may well prove to be the most exceptional thing ever created in the blawgosphere, and the one thing that will outlast all of us.” And Constitutional Daily summed it up nicely with “what can we say, we’re smitten.”

Mr. Burney, formerly a prosecutor in the Manhattan DA’s famed Rackets Bureau, says he started the project “because the law is fun, and I like explaining it. I already teach a series of courses aimed at lawyers. But there are so many myths and misconceptions out there, so I thought I’d try something that high school students and other regular folks could easily grasp—starting with the most very basic concepts and building from there. I wasn’t even thinking about law students at first. But now, yeah, obviously they’d probably get a lot out of it.”

Future volumes in the series will include illustrated guides to constitutional law, property, procedure, torts and more.

About Jones McClure Publishing
Jones McClure Publishing (JMP) is a leading provider of specialized practice guides, desktop codes, and forms for the legal services industry. JMP’s market-leading brands include the O’Connor’s Expert Practice, Litigation, and Annotated Codes Series of print titles. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, JMP was founded in 1992. For more information, visit


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