[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ]
I think the answer to this question 100% depends on where you are in the semester. If you’re like me and finals are still two weeks away, a movie might be a welcome distraction. If you are in the middle of finals… maybe not so much.
Just in case a social distancing watch party is in your future, and you’ve watched “Legally Blonde” a few too many times, here are a few of my recommendations based on the classes you may be taking, and who knows you might refresh a concept or two!
If you’re currently in Trial Advocacy or just missing the courtroom, check out “My Cousin Vinny”
“Michael Clayton” might not seem like the obvious choice, but in this movie, a law firm brings in a “fixer” after their lawyer has a breakdown while representing a guilty chemical company in a class-action suit.
Con Law I or Con Law II
Check out “Loving,” a case you likely read, Loving V. Virginia. The Supreme court case, which struck down laws banning interracial marriage were violations of the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
“Erin Brockovich.” Based on a true story, not only does it touch on environmental law, but also negotiations, client counseling, and more.
If you need a spot the issue movie for your securities final, “Wall Street” is likely your best bet.
You might want to check out the “Lincoln Lawyer.” Not only does it follow a criminal law issue, but it’s also full of ethics issues.
These are just a few of the suggestions I received, so if you have another one, let me know over at the @The2LLife on Twitter or Instagram.