Ready for the Thanksgiving and Winter Break? Check out a Movie from the Library!
Thanksgiving is a time for family, food, football and law-themed movies. Likewise, winter break is a time to unwind from exams and engage with the law through film!
Good news! The Law Library has a robust law movie collection, including most of those on the ABA list of top 25 Greatest Legal Movies.
The Library can’t compete with streaming Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, HBO, but we can provide you with a curated library of films to help you on your way to becoming a great lawyer!
Browse the movie collection in the catalog here, and stop in to check one out from the Library.
Some movies are serious, like Crime after Crime, the story of the battle to free Debbie Peagler, an incarcerated survivor of brutal domestic violence.
Others are more for fun, like Legally Blonde, the story of a California sorority queen who attends law school in the Northeast, and is able to succeed with major style!
And, of course, we have the all-time top ranking film for lawyers: To Kill a Mockingbird.
The story is based on the Harper Lee novel and takes place in a small town in Alabama during the Depression-era. It involves a southern lawyer (played by Gregory Peck) who defends a black man (wrongly and for-prejudice) accused of rape.
It’s a great story and a great movie. I would especially recommend it for anyone hoping to be the kind of lawyer that works for a more fair and inclusive society!
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