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90convoy
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how do you become a tv lawyer

Postby 90convoy » Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:36 pm

how do you become a legal analyst for the big news networks...seems cool being on tv and everything

anybody know how or have friends that do it? is this a realistic expectation?

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fats provolone
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Re: how do you become a tv lawyer

Postby fats provolone » Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:38 pm

go to yale and don't have any misdemeanors on your criminal record

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Re: how do you become a tv lawyer

Postby DavidConeSplitter » Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:42 pm

Sports and entertainment law society DUH

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90convoy
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Re: how do you become a tv lawyer

Postby 90convoy » Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:49 pm

fats provolone wrote:go to yale and don't have any misdemeanors on your criminal record


i see what you did there

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Re: how do you become a tv lawyer

Postby Kratos » Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:55 pm

Get work experience before you go to law school

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90convoy
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Re: how do you become a tv lawyer

Postby 90convoy » Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:03 pm

Kratos wrote:Get work experience before you go to law school


actually considering it depending on how this cycle goes

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Re: how do you become a tv lawyer

Postby earthabides » Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:06 pm

Be involved in a high-profile case.

Source: Zimmerman's lawyer is now a Legal Analyst for CNN

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Re: how do you become a tv lawyer

Postby Ron Don Volante » Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:09 pm

Yeah it's totally easy to be Jeffery Toobin OP. Dude's a schmuck...

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Kratos
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Re: how do you become a tv lawyer

Postby Kratos » Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:09 pm

earthabides wrote:Be involved in a high-profile case.

Source: Zimmerman's lawyer is now a Legal Analyst for CNN

Conversely, be a total fucking idiot with loud shit opinions.

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Re: how do you become a tv lawyer

Postby Nat Sherman » Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:14 pm

One of my previous professors would be the legal corespondent for a major network when a certain issue came up. So extrapolating from my knowledge on the subject you have to: go to Yale, become an academic at a respected school that sounds good when they introduce you on TV (this is the hard part, Vanderbilt, BU, and probably any UC school have more lay prestige to the uninformed American public than U Penn State), then dedicate 20-30 years becoming in an expert in a field you predict will be a relevant topic of discussion for some pop culture issue some time around 2040 where you'll be the number 1 go to guy to talk about it.

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Re: how do you become a tv lawyer

Postby FSK » Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:15 pm

1) Be very attractive, and preferably a white male
2) Get pubic renown for your expertise in flaw
3) Call up your buds at the networks and ask.

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Re: how do you become a tv lawyer

Postby earthabides » Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:16 pm

Kratos wrote:
earthabides wrote:Be involved in a high-profile case.

Source: Zimmerman's lawyer is now a Legal Analyst for CNN

Conversely, be a total fucking idiot with loud shit opinions.



She is the worst. I can't believe she is actually a legal commentator. Her coverage of the trial was horrible.

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Re: how do you become a tv lawyer

Postby 90convoy » Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:37 pm

so it's pretty much luck. same as becoming an actor, singer, etc.

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Re: how do you become a tv lawyer

Postby FSK » Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:39 pm

earthabides wrote:
Kratos wrote:
earthabides wrote:Be involved in a high-profile case.

Source: Zimmerman's lawyer is now a Legal Analyst for CNN

Conversely, be a total fucking idiot with loud shit opinions.



She is the worst. I can't believe she is actually a legal commentator. Her coverage of the trial was horrible.


ARE Country likes her. She gets ratings.

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Re: how do you become a tv lawyer

Postby BVest » Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:58 pm

Follow these steps: (1) Have a good friend from college become a producer. (2) Publish a book (quality immaterial).

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Re: how do you become a tv lawyer

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:50 pm

just be a fictional one a la saul goodman, better pay and more fun




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