Books That Inspire 2001

Crime and Punishment
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment was a book that greatly inspired and influenced me. I was impressed that most of the action occurred within the mind of one person, yet the story was suspenseful and enthralling. In a larger sense, the story illustrated the universal struggle between good and evil, and it exposed problems related to discovering the truth and dealing with it. I was in high school when I first read the book, and it kindled my interest in the law by making me think about society’s rules and how we treat those who break them.
Osborne Reynolds
Professor of Law