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August 8, 2022 @ 6:30 pm

In-Person | Stereoscopic Law: An Evening with Alexander Lian


August 8, 2022
6:30 pm


Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present…



Stereoscopic Law: Oliver Wendell Holmes and Legal Education

(Cambridge University Press, $51.74)

Monday, August 8, 6:30 PM | LIVE & IN-PERSON at Books & Books, Coral Gables

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Join us in-person at Books & Books as Alexander Lian, Esq. discusses the paperback publication of his book STEREOSCOPIC LAW.

This event is FREE and open to the public and books will be available for purchase the night of the event so make sure to stay after the talk for a book signing! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.

About the Book:

In this unique book, Alexander Lian, a practicing commercial litigator, advances the thesis that the most famous article in American jurisprudence, Oliver Wendell Holmes’s “The Path of the Law,” presents Holmes’s leading ideas on legal education. Through meticulous analysis, Lian explores Holmes’s fundamental ideas on law and its study. He puts “The Path of the Law” within the trajectory of Holmes’s jurisprudence, from earliest scholarship to The Common Law to the occasional pieces Holmes wrote or delivered after joining the U.S. Supreme Court. Lian takes a close look at the reactions “The Path of the Law” has evoked, both positive and negative, and restates the essay’s core teachings for today’s legal educators. Lian convincingly shows that Holmes’s “theory of legal study” broke down artificial barriers between theory and practice. For contemporary legal educators, Stereoscopic Law reformulates Holmes’s fundamental message that the law must been seen and taught three-dimensionally.

  • Explores Holmes’s foundational thinking in legal education from the standpoint of a practitioner
  • Provides an image, the stereoscope, which unifies many of the book’s themes and help readers understand and appreciate the book’s central contention that students must be taught to see law in 3D
  • Provides a meticulous examination of “The Path of the Law” and uses it as a centerpiece to arrange the reactions that came after it


About the Author:

Noted for his legal acumen and ability to handle intricate and complex issues, ALEXANDER LIAN represents clients in a variety of contested matters ranging from high dollar contract disputes and real property disputes to the prosecution and collection of large judgments totaling in the millions.

When not practicing law, Mr. Lian is often either reading or writing about the law. He is the author of several publications on legal ethics and American jurisprudence. In 2020, Cambridge University Press published in every common law jurisdiction in the world Mr. Lian’s book, Stereoscopic Law: Oliver Wendell Holmes and Legal Education, a major reinterpretation of the jurisprudence of America’s foremost jurist.

Mr. Lian is a graduate of both the Graduate and Law Schools of Vanderbilt University. He is admitted into all Florida state courts and the United States District courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida. He is also a Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator.