I get asked a lot about whether being a practicing attorney is like being a lawyer on TV. Like most people, I love watching legal movies and courtroom dramas. It’s one of the reasons I decided to become a lawyer. But sometimes they make me want to pull my hair out because they are ridiculous.
Today I’m taking a break from teaching law students how to kick ass in law school. This one is just for fun.
In this video I tackle some of the most famous courtroom scenes in Hollywood history including A Few Good Men, 12 Angry Men, The Dark Knight, and Erin Brockovich. Great dramas, but BAD lawyering. They are preposterous, but I still love watching them.
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I hope this will be the first video in a series of “Lawyer Reacts” videos. There are a lot of portrayals of lawyers in the media including movies and TV — and a lot of cringeworthy lawyering.
Got a movie or TV show you’d like me to critique? Let me know in the comments!
Special thanks to Dr. Mike for the idea for this video ( Check out his channel for his medical review of doctors in the media.
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