Real Lawyer vs. Movie Lawyer | Lawyer Reacts to A Few Good Men, 12 Angry Men, & Erin Brockovich

Real Lawyer vs. Movie Lawyer | Lawyer Reacts to A Few Good Men, 12 Angry Men, & Erin Brockovich

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I get asked a lot about whether being a practicing attorney is like being a lawyer on TV. Like most people, I love watching legal movies and courtroom dramas. It's one of the reasons I decided to become a lawyer. But sometimes they make me want to pull my hair out because they are ridiculous.

Today I'm taking a break from teaching law students how to kick ass in law school. This one is just for fun.

In this video I tackle some of the most famous courtroom scenes in Hollywood history including A Few Good Men, 12 Angry Men, The Dark Knight, and Erin Brockovich. Great dramas, but BAD lawyering. They are preposterous, but I still love watching them.

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I hope this will be the first video in a series of "Lawyer Reacts" videos. There are a lot of portrayals of lawyers in the media including movies and TV -- and a lot of cringeworthy lawyering.

Got a movie or TV show you'd like me to critique? Let me know in the comments!

Special thanks to Dr. Mike for the idea for this video (https://www.youtube.com/doctor_mike) Check out his channel for his medical review of doctors in the media.

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