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The Greatest Lawyer Movies of All Time: A Time to Kill

For this week’s installment of The Greatest Lawyer Movies of all time, I watched…

A Time to Kill
1996 dir. Joel Schumacher

A ten-year-old girl is raped and nearly killed in rural Mississippi. She is black. The rapists are vile, white, Confederate flag-waving hicks, the kind only found in neglected rural backwaters and Hollywood genre films. They’re quickly apprehended, but will a jury of their white peers let them walk? The victim’s father is not willing to run that risk and decides to take the law into his own hands.

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The Greatest Lawyer Movies of All Time: Anatomy of a Murder

LSAT students need a break every once in awhile, and lawyer movies are a great option for passive entertainment. There’s nothing like a good courtroom drama to keep you excited about your future legal career and get you through the LSAT slog. But which lawyer movies are the best? That’s what I’m trying to find

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The Greatest Lawyer Movies of All Time: Compulsion (1959)

There are so many great lawyer movies. Which ones are the best? That’s what I’m trying to find out. This week, I watched…

Compulsion
1959 dir. Richard Fleischer

“Compulsion” is a fictionalization of the 1924 murder of Robert Franks by Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb.

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The Greatest Lawyer Movies of All Time: The Paper Chase

For this week’s edition of The Greatest Lawyer Movie of All Time, I decided to check out the 1973 film “The Paper Chase,” which can currently be streamed on Amazon. Unlike the other movies on our list, this isn’t a courtroom drama. Instead, it’s about a first year law student’s struggle to pass Contract Law. If that doesn’t exactly sound like a thriller to you, you’re only sort of right.