TRIAL & ERROR
Return to the Defense
by Arthur W. Campbell
187 pages, price $17.00
Available from Small Press Distribution (SPD)
Arthur W. Campbell was born in Brooklyn, raised in Appalachia, and scholar-shipped
to Harvard and Georgetown Universities. Prior to earning his law degrees, he was
a road-maintenance worker, janitor, boxer, rugby player, and professional musician.
He then became a trial lawyer for and against the government in Washington, D.C.
Campbell's poetry has won various prizes and been published in literary magazines
and anthologies throughout the United States. Married to the novelist Drusilla Campbell,
he now teaches at California Western School of Law in San Diego and trains horses
in Lakeside, California.
About the Book
Poetry. The first book in Campbell's critically acclaimed trilogy saw him as the
country's first law student to argue a case before his state supreme court. The
second book witnessed him convict (and then free) an innocent man as a prosecutor
in Washington, D.C. The current volume returns Campbell to the defense, tracks his
transition to teaching in California, and culminates with his defending his wife
and others in "California versus Drusilla Campbell." It was the largest mass-protest
trial in San Diego history.
Comments on Volume III
"Volume Three of TRIAL AND ERROR vividly captures the middle and later years of
a "freedom lawyer." Campbell reveals how citizens get snared by the legal system
and how this impacts the client, the lawyer, and society. Campbell shares his commitment
to rights enshrined in our Constitution and Bill of Rights— plus the importance
of protecting and defending these rights."
—Alex Landon, Defense Attorney, former Executive Director of Defenders Inc.
"Buckle up — you can't learn this stuff in a law book! At the turn of every
page I discovered something that would otherwise take me years of my own trials
and errors to understand. More than just courtroom stories, this book makes you
reflect on your own life's journey. Thanks to Campbell we can all become better
students of life. I want my own [life] to contain as much insight and vigor as he
has for practicing and teaching freedom law."
—Ashley Turner, law student
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