Conundrums, puzzles, and perversities: these are the author's stock-in-trade. In this book, he focuses on four fundamental features of our legal system, all of which seem to not make sense on some level and to demand explanation. It contains explanations and apt examples that show why the perversity of the law resists any easy resolutions.
Leo Katz is the Frank Carano Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is the author of Bad Acts and Guilty Minds: Conundrums of the Criminal Law and Ill-Gotten Gains: Evasion, Blackmail, Fraud, and Kindred Puzzles of the Law, both published by the University of Chicago Press.