Blueprint LSAT Blog: Legal Movies

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The Best Low-Key Legal Movies

This Tweet thread about how Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a the best law school movie without any lawyers got me thinking about other movies that bring up legal issues without being about law school or lawyers. This post is going to cover some best low-key legal movies. 1. Back to the Future

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Revisiting Elle’s LSAT Journey from Legally Blonde

A third Legally Blonde movie has been announced for Valentine’s Day 2020 and all I can say is…omigod you guys!! No matter your opinion of the franchise, the first Legally Blonde movie is one of the most popular and well-known depictions of the law school application process. And if you listen to the movies’ screenwriters,

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And Now, THE Greatest Lawyer Movie of All Time

Settle in. When I set out on this project almost a year ago, I had many questions: What are the greatest lawyer movies ever? What makes a great lawyer movie great? And how long would Blueprint actually let me keep this up? Since then, I’ve watched 24 lawyer movies, most of them from the ABA’s

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The Greatest Lawyer Movies of All Time: Breaker Morant

Popcorn, please. This is the final movie I’m reviewing in my search for the Greatest Lawyer Movie of All Time (#GLMOAT #bittersweet). It’s #7 on the ABA’s Top 25, and a worthy entry for consideration. Breaker Morant 1980 dir. Bruce Beresford If you tried to draw a Venn Diagram of how lawyer movies fit into

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The Greatest Lawyer Movies of All Time: Kramer vs. Kramer

Joanne Kramer played by Meryl Streep. Overrated. BIGLY overrated. Sad! The search for the greatest lawyer movie of all time is almost over. Of the ABA’s Top 25, only six remain, and one of those is “Chicago,” which I feel pretty okay about skipping. This week, I watched #16… Kramer vs. Kramer 1979 dir. Robert

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The Greatest Lawyer Movies of All Time: Erin Brockovich

This week, in belated honor of this past Saturday’s Women’s March, I decided to watch a juggernaut on the ABA Top 25, one of the most celebrated legal movies in recent memory… Erin Brockovich 2000 dir. Steven Soderbergh If Atticus Finch is the Great Dad of the lawyer movie genre, Erin Brockovich is its Super

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The Greatest Lawyer Movies of All Time: To Kill A Mockingbird

Gregory Peck, all of America wants you to be our dad. As America bids farewell to its own real-life Atticus Finch, I thought it would be a good time to watch #1 on the ABA’s List of the 25 Greatest Legal Movies, the legendary… To Kill a Mockingbird 1962 dir. Robert Mulligan The world is

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The Greatest Lawyer Movies of All Time: A Few Good Men

You’re a big boy/girl, so you quite likely can handle the truth. This week, after months of procrastinating, I decided to pony up the requisite $7.99 and watch #14 on the ABA’s Top 25, perhaps the most iconic lawyer movie of the modern era. I want to say upfront that I will do my best

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