What Are Best Movies Depicting Lawyer Life & Work?

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Re: What Are Best Movies Depicting Lawyer Life & Work?

Postby kapital98 » Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:35 pm

Aawaldrop wrote:Valedictorian at Cooley suggests My Cousin Vinny
Not kidding: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdhaEUA1H9Y


My Civ Pro teacher used clips from this movie to illustrate a lot of points in class (ex: Expert witnesses).

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Re: What Are Best Movies Depicting Lawyer Life & Work?

Postby spleenworship » Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:42 pm

kapital98 wrote:
Aawaldrop wrote:Valedictorian at Cooley suggests My Cousin Vinny
Not kidding: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdhaEUA1H9Y


My Civ Pro teacher used clips from this movie to illustrate a lot of points in class (ex: Expert witnesses).


My evidence class used it too. I have to say that my cousin vinny and legally blonde, combined with Lincoln lawyer are my three favorite lawyer movies ever.

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Re: What Are Best Movies Depicting Lawyer Life & Work?

Postby rinkrat19 » Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:02 pm

A friend in Biz Assoc was assigned to watch Pretty Woman this term. "Don't pay attention to the romantic parts like you usually would, pay attention to the hostile takeover of the ship-building company."

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Postby J-e-L-L-o » Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:05 pm

Don't forget A Few Good Men

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Postby guano » Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:11 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:A friend in Biz Assoc was assigned to watch Pretty Woman this term. "Don't pay attention to the romantic parts like you usually would, pay attention to the hostile takeover of the ship-building company."

that's a godawful suggestion.

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Postby rinkrat19 » Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:16 pm

guano wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:A friend in Biz Assoc was assigned to watch Pretty Woman this term. "Don't pay attention to the romantic parts like you usually would, pay attention to the hostile takeover of the ship-building company."

that's a godawful suggestion.

I loaned him the DVD. His wife appreciated the assignment and gave me pie. :P

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Re: What Are Best Movies Depicting Lawyer Life & Work?

Postby artfuldodger23 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:01 pm

Anniyan, Meri Jung, and Fox

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Postby Lasers » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:04 pm

watch the tv show, suits. so realistic.

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Postby Bobnoxious » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:32 pm

I'll stick with James Spader in Secretary.

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Postby bdm261 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:51 pm

I know it's not a movie, but if you have Netflix, "The Guardian" is a good series to check out. It's a really underrated show IMO.

I think it's probably more accurate than "Boston Legal" or "Ally McBeal" in terms of lawyer shows and although I'm just a 0L, I think it offers a glimpse into the everyday work of a family law/child's advocate lawyer.

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Postby 150s_or_bust » Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:54 pm

The Devil's Advocate

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Postby cinephile » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:06 pm

bdm261 wrote:I know it's not a movie, but if you have Netflix, "The Guardian" is a good series to check out. It's a really underrated show IMO.

I think it's probably more accurate than "Boston Legal" or "Ally McBeal" in terms of lawyer shows and although I'm just a 0L, I think it offers a glimpse into the everyday work of a family law/child's advocate lawyer.


Until it turned into a ridiculous soap opera.

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Re: What Are Best Movies Depicting Lawyer Life & Work?

Postby cricketlove00 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:13 pm

Scandal, for sure -- a bunch of lawyers who don't do anything law related.

But in all seriousnes... I'd go with Mean Girls.

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Postby MauriceGains » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:15 pm

The Machinist.

Get Rich or Die Tryin'.

Drag Me to Hell.

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Re: What Are Best Movies Depicting Lawyer Life & Work?

Postby spleenworship » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:17 pm

The scenes in Clueless where they sit around going through endless documents while being bored are pretty accurate.

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Postby 150s_or_bust » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:22 pm

Legally Blonde

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Postby kapital98 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:59 pm

spleenworship wrote:The scenes in Clueless where they sit around going through endless documents while being bored are pretty accurate.


I just watched that movie last week. They did a really good job with the legal parts. Surprisingly, the entire movie was very smart.

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Postby spleenworship » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:00 pm

kapital98 wrote:
spleenworship wrote:The scenes in Clueless where they sit around going through endless documents while being bored are pretty accurate.


I just watched that movie last week. They did a really good job with the legal parts. Surprisingly, the entire movie was very smart.



It's actually one of my favorite movies. :oops: :oops: :oops:

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Re: What Are Best Movies Depicting Lawyer Life & Work?

Postby BerkeleyBear » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:02 pm

My Cousin Vinny is classic.

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Postby bandenjamin » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:06 pm

I thought Franklin & Bash was the real legal documentary series. It's got small & big law mixed with normal courtroom procedure.

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Re: What Are Best Movies Depicting Lawyer Life & Work?

Postby Pneumonia » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:36 pm

Desert Fox wrote:Have you seen the dungeon scene in pulp fiction?


laughed so loud a friend asked what was up.

He read the thread and said "Damages, because the ending is a given from the very beginning- you end up busy and sad, and if you're smart you can figure out the way you'll get there too- through predictable and uninteresting twists handed down from the people in charge."

he graduated T10 a few years back.

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Re: What Are Best Movies Depicting Lawyer Life & Work?

Postby hoogs23 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:39 pm

Lincoln Lawyer

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Postby J-e-L-L-o » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:24 pm

BerkeleyBear wrote:My Cousin Vinny is classic.


ooooo You're such a smoooth twalker

One of my favorite movie quotes of all time:
"Dead on balls accurate....Industry jargon your honor"

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Re: What Are Best Movies Depicting Lawyer Life & Work?

Postby Teflon_Don » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:31 pm

The second half of Legally Blonde is a decent depiction

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Re: What Are Best Movies Depicting Lawyer Life & Work?

Postby Elston Gunn » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:37 pm

MauriceGains wrote:The Machinist.


lol




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