What Are Best Movies Depicting Lawyer Life & Work?

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

Postby kaydee » Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:51 pm

TV show... Damages. Don't we all aspire to be Patty Hewes?

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

Postby guano » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:09 pm

kaydee wrote:TV show... Damages. Don't we all aspire to be Patty Hewes?

I aspire to one day be a dingbat

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

Postby kaydee » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:14 pm

guano wrote:
kaydee wrote:TV show... Damages. Don't we all aspire to be Patty Hewes?

I aspire to one day be a dingbat


k.

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

Postby Dr. Dre » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:44 pm

cooldude87 wrote:don't go to law school dude

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

Postby LexLeon » Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:29 pm

I only skimmed the thread, so someone might have mentioned it already.

You should see or read To Kill a Mockingbird. Atticus Finch is an excellent depiction of a great lawyer. A Dean at Penn yesterday actually cited him as someone who profoundly affected the way he thought about being an attorney.

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

Postby sopranorleone » Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:31 pm

"...And Justice for All"

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

Postby worldtraveler » Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:46 pm

LexLeon wrote:I only skimmed the thread, so someone might have mentioned it already.

You should see or read To Kill a Mockingbird. Atticus Finch is an excellent depiction of a great lawyer. A Dean at Penn yesterday actually cited him as someone who profoundly affected the way he thought about being an attorney.


I don't think you understand the point of a thread. It's not lawyers who inspire you.

Whatever tv show or movie will focus on a lawyer spending a ton of time reading and writing. Seriously, that would be the most accurate.

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

Postby jwinaz » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:16 pm

What about the movie Michael Clayton.

Liked how it ended, but I thought it's view of biglaw was pretty dark and depressing in some ways.

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

Postby Justin Genious » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:12 pm

Crowing wrote:
M458 wrote:Gotta throw in The Pelican Brief. Especially if you're planning on going to Tulane.


Attending Tulane leads to an unhealthy obsession with Penn on TLS.

underrated

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

Postby FlightoftheEarls » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:03 am

Justin Genious wrote:
Crowing wrote:
M458 wrote:Gotta throw in The Pelican Brief. Especially if you're planning on going to Tulane.


Attending Tulane leads to an unhealthy obsession with Penn on TLS.

underrated

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

Postby LexLeon » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:47 pm

worldtraveler wrote:
LexLeon wrote:I only skimmed the thread, so someone might have mentioned it already.

You should see or read To Kill a Mockingbird. Atticus Finch is an excellent depiction of a great lawyer. A Dean at Penn yesterday actually cited him as someone who profoundly affected the way he thought about being an attorney.


I don't think you understand the point of a thread. It's not lawyers who inspire you.

Whatever tv show or movie will focus on a lawyer spending a ton of time reading and writing. Seriously, that would be the most accurate.


Er, of course you could be right; and I'm wrong all the time.

Though it seemed clear to me that To Kill Mockingbird depicts a lawyer's life and work. What's more is that it does so to a extent far greater than the Paper Chase, I think, a movie that the OP cited as of the kind he is looking for.

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

Postby scifiguy » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:45 pm

Devil's Advocate didn't seem realistic at all, being that it was a super natural thriller. I understand that the hero was a lawyer, but the weird demonic/Satanic stuff knid of clouded much of the movie for me in terms of realistic legal life. :)

...Well The Firm and Michael Clayton are possible. More so Michael Clayton.

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

Postby J-e-L-L-o » Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:59 pm

The Social Network

"You better lawyer up asshole!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPlzlVegfbA

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

Postby Pizzaburger » Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:16 pm

Wall Street

Gekko to lawyer (with big plate of sushi) - "Go walk around the block a few times..."




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