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Hope to Win, Prepare to Loose:
and change the law along the way
Author Jerry H.. Summers
ISBN 978-1-947589-55-1
Publisher Waldenhouse Publishers, Inc.
Description soft cover 6" x 9" black ink on 50# archival white, 214 pages, $24.95
Availability October 2022
Order from Dr. Penny White
University of TN College of Law
1505 West Cumberland Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37996
Combines an introduction to law and an examination of constitutional principles at the core of the American justice system as viewed by an experienced trial attorney for aspiring young lawyers. Employs more than two dozen state and federal cases as examples; includes question and answer format

Library of Congress Control Number: 2022943566

LAW000000 LAW / General

LAW026000 LAW / Criminal Law / General

LAW026020 LAW / Criminal Law / Sentencing








  Jerry Summers, my mentor who gave me my first legal position and trained and guided my professional development, has once again provided a book that blends history and law in an insightful and provocative manner. Jerry’s discussion of dozens of cases – tried, appealed, and settled in the state
and federal courts – illustrates the practical application of fundamental legal principles from a trial lawyer’s perspective and demonstrates the role that patience, tenacity, and courage play in the practice of law.
John W. McClarty, Judge, Tennessee Court of Appeals
In this book, Jerry Summers demonstrates what it means to be an inspirational lawyer. Using the cases he has won – and lost – Summers provides a roadmap for lawyers and law students aspiring to be exceptional advocates and trial lawyers. Summers illustrates what it means to truly and effectively represent clients by striving to advocate for justice and explains the way the law should work – but doesn’t always. It is a must read for anyone that cares about lawyering to improve the law and seek true justice.
Doug Blaze, Dean Emeritus UT College of Law
Most law students are exposed to law through casebooks that include exc erpts from appellate decisions. hile valuable at teaching substantive law, casebooks rarely capture what it really means to be a lawyer. Hope to Win, Prepare to Appeal introduces fundamental legal principles through actual cases while highlighting the human element of the law, the difficult
challenges lawyers face, and the incredible opportunities lawyers have to impact and change the law. In addition to educating soon-to-be lawyers about the realities of practicing law, this book reminds us that a single lawyer who demonstrates boldness, determination, and resilience can
truly make a difference in the lives of others.
• Penny White, Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus, UT College of Law 
  Proceeds from the sale of Hope to Win, Prepare to Appeal are donated to the Summers, Rufolo, and Rodgers Trial Advocacy Endowment, Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution, University of Tennessee College of Law through the University of Tennessee Foundation (UTF), 1525 University Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37921-4848.
UTF is a charitable, non-profit corporation. Donations should be made to University of Tennessee Foundation Inc. for the Summers, Rufolo, and Rodgers Trial Advocacy Endowment.
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