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Book Review

My colleague Sunil Rao has published a well written book review of The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law, by Albie Sachs. It appears on the AALL Spectrum blog.

From the review:

In the process of conceiving this book, Justice Albie Sachs--who served on South Africa's first Constitutional Court from 1994 until his retirement in 2009--asked himself: "How do I actually make my decisions and write my judgments?". The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law is a lively and elegantly written exploration of this question; it is a series of interlinking chapters held together by the thread of Sachs' broad and varied experiences as a lawyer, anti-apartheid activist, participant in the formation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, co-drafter of South Africa's constitution, and Justice on the Constitutional Court.