top 20 must-see movies for law students

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top 20 must-see movies for law students

Postby john1990 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:39 pm

If your like me and your desperately trying not to study tonight, this list might help you get through. I watched #9 "the paper chase" last night and it was great. I would recomend watching that for sure, it got me excited to take this test tomorrow. I dont know anything about the other films but it looks like a good place to start since i know the paper chase was good.
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Postby eaglemuncher » Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:54 pm

quite a few good movies on the list

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Postby kwais » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:03 pm

Oh my god, the paper chase is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. When I told people I was going to law school, people said you must see the paper chase. I saw it and instantly lost all respect for their taste in movies.

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Postby Borhas » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:15 pm

kwais wrote:Oh my god, the paper chase is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. When I told people I was going to law school, people said you must see the paper chase. I saw it and instantly lost all respect for their taste in movies.


true, the paper chase is shit

I'd rather sit in the library and stare at a wall then watch that movie

My Cousin Vinny, now that's a good movie

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Postby kwais » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:16 pm

Borhas wrote:
kwais wrote:Oh my god, the paper chase is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. When I told people I was going to law school, people said you must see the paper chase. I saw it and instantly lost all respect for their taste in movies.


true, the paper chase is shit

I'd rather sit in the library and stare at a wall then watch that movie

My Cousin Vinny, now that's a good movie


Loooove My Cousin Vinnie. The Client too, if that counts

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Postby dr123 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:20 pm

Fuck anyone who says Legally Blonde, that movie is pure shit.

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Postby john1990 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:34 pm

I thought the paper chase was an interesting movie and i could relate to some of their crazy study sessions. I guess we have different taste in movies :roll:
anyway i hope you find something on the list that interests you or feel free to add to it as you are

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Postby FantasticMrFox » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:53 pm

kwais wrote:Oh my god, the paper chase is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. When I told people I was going to law school, people said you must see the paper chase. I saw it and instantly lost all respect for their taste in movies.

definitely agree with this...i thought it was some amazing movie but it was impossible to sit through

edit: well, John Grisham..."The Firm" is on that list but it wasn't that great; "The Client" or "Runaway Jury" would be a better choice but only deals with litigation/court while "The Firm" is definitely Biglaw in terms of pay, supposedly.

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Postby kwais » Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:25 pm

john1990 wrote:I thought the paper chase was an interesting movie and i could relate to some of their crazy study sessions. I guess we have different taste in movies :roll:
anyway i hope you find something on the list that interests you or feel free to add to it as you are


hey, sorry to have been so harsh. wasn't directed at you. I realize it would seem that way. I just have a violent reaction to the paper chase. tbf, I like some objectively bad movies.

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Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:18 am

Best scene in "The Paper Chase":

Character talking on payphone in hallway states: "Interviews are not going well. The law firms are only hiring graduates from the South because they don't have to teach them manners."

An interesting lawyer movie: Paul Newman in "The Verdict".
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Postby 09042014 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:21 am

kwais wrote:Oh my god, the paper chase is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. When I told people I was going to law school, people said you must see the paper chase. I saw it and instantly lost all respect for their taste in movies.


I always wondered if other law schools were so intense. Two of my profs thought I was a complete retard because I totally blew cold calls, but they never got angry.

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Postby john1990 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:48 am

CanadianWolf wrote:Best scene in "The Paper Chase":

Character talking on payphone in hallway states: "Interviews are not going well. The law firms are only hiring graduates from the South because they don't have to teach them manners."

An interesting lawyer movie: Paul Newman in "The Verdict".


yea that scene was funny and i watched the verdict the other night. Its a little more serious but still a good movie

Good luck to everyone on the lsat today.

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Postby Bud2003 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:55 am

Favorite Movie of all time (not just legal movie):
A Time to Kill

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SI_ZgjcmPY


Life of David Gale has to be one of Spacey's most underrated films...if you haven't seen it, please do yourself the favor.

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Postby john1990 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:02 am

Sorry to be the buzzkill but thats dave chapelles samuel jacksons lol good skit, i wish he was still doing stand up at least

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Postby SchopenhauerFTW » Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:08 am

Shouldn't this be in the lounge?

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Postby john1990 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:14 am

probably yea if any admin sees this please go ahead and move this thread now. The other day i thought it would be especially good for people "not" studying for the lsat :lol:

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Postby bp shinners » Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:31 pm

dr123 wrote:Fuck anyone who says Legally Blonde, that movie is pure shit.


It may be shit, but most of my friend's from law school agree that it's much closer to the modern HLS experience than 1L or The Paper Chase.

Also, my evidence prof. used My Cousin Vinnie for teaching points. It is also a great movie.

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Postby 09042014 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:49 pm

bp shinners wrote:
dr123 wrote:Fuck anyone who says Legally Blonde, that movie is pure shit.


It may be shit, but most of my friend's from law school agree that it's much closer to the modern HLS experience than 1L or The Paper Chase.

Also, my evidence prof. used My Cousin Vinnie for teaching points. It is also a great movie.


Doesn't she end up being Co-chair of a trial during 1L. Yes, super realistic.

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Postby bbvk05 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:52 pm

Judge Dredd.

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Postby Bud2003 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:54 pm

john1990 wrote:Sorry to be the buzzkill but thats dave chapelles samuel jacksons lol good skit, i wish he was still doing stand up at least



Yea...that was kind of a joke. Pretty distinct difference between Dave and Samuel L.

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Postby SchopenhauerFTW » Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:39 pm

dr123 wrote:Fuck anyone who says Legally Blonde, that movie is pure shit.

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Postby JoeC12 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:48 pm

A Time to Kill- the summation Matthew Mcconahay (spelling I know) is simply amazing
Also, Philadelphia with Denzel Washington

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Re: top 20 must-see movies for law students

Postby bp shinners » Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:50 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
bp shinners wrote:
dr123 wrote:Fuck anyone who says Legally Blonde, that movie is pure shit.


It may be shit, but most of my friend's from law school agree that it's much closer to the modern HLS experience than 1L or The Paper Chase.

Also, my evidence prof. used My Cousin Vinnie for teaching points. It is also a great movie.


Doesn't she end up being Co-chair of a trial during 1L. Yes, super realistic.


I meant more for the social aspect/mood around campus, but definitely wasn't clear on that account.

The classroom scenes (at least from what I remember; can't say I watch in on a regular basis) were decent, though.

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Re: top 20 must-see movies for law students

Postby FantasticMrFox » Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:59 pm

Hmm really? Maybe I should watch it :lol:




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