This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
It's a really bad idea to name your classes after classes in the standard Java libraries - expecially ones that are commonly used. It just leads to confusion. So don't call your own class List. If you want to implement java.util.List, do that. If you don't, use a different name.