Thursday, July 26, 2018

ABA Journal's List of the 25 Greatest Legal Movies

The ABA Journal has a recent feature article on The 25 greatest legal movies:
"Ten years ago, the ABA Journal published a cover story called 'The 25 Greatest Legal Movies,' a roster of top-notch legal-themed films drawn from a panel of judges that included lawyers, law professors and, yes, an actual judge."

"We wanted to update the list this year and decided to broaden the scope to consider films that tell stories outside the typical courtroom drama—films that examine how the legal system intersects with our lives in different ways."

"Once again, we’ve asked a panel to weigh in and recommend their favorite legal-themed films, including those released in the decade since our last top-25 list. The judges voted for many of the classics from our 2008 list, along with some newer films we hope will get you thinking about the reach of the law in new ways."
Judges included:
  •  Michael Asimow, visiting professor at Stanford Law School, co-author with Paul Bergman of Reel Justice: The Courtroom Goes to the Movies, co-author of Law and Popular Culture: A Course Book and editor of Lawyers in Your Living Room! Law on Television
  • Paul Bergman, professor of law emeritus, UCLA, co-author of Reel Justice: The Courtroom Goes to the Movies
  • Ron Klain, former chief of staff for Vice Presidents Al Gore and Joe Biden and former senior White House aide to President Barack Obama.  
  • Judge Beth Bloom, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • William Treanor, dean of the Georgetown University Law Center
  • Kevin Davis, assistant managing editor, ABA Journal, author of The Wrong Man, Defending the Damned and The Brain Defense: Murder in Manhattan and the Dawn of Neuroscience in America’s Courtrooms
  • Linda Fairstein, former prosecutor

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 6:43 pm


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