Best Movies For Lawyers?

The more you practice, the better you get. It’s like golf: If you play 18 holes every day for a year, then give up and go back to playing on weekends, within six months your game will be vastly improved over where it was at the beginning of the year. The same is true with law—if you can find five minutes during each day to watch some film or read some case notes (or even just look them up on Lexis), by simply doing that little bit of work, your skills will improve significantly. You’ll see how cases come down; how judges think about things; what kinds of arguments courts are likely to accept or reject; which measures constitute due diligence in handling an assignment; and so forth.

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What kind of films should I watch? What kind of films should I avoid?

There are multiple kinds of movies available on DVD today. Some people prefer action-adventure films such as Gone In 60 Seconds (2000) starring Nicolas Cage and Angelina Jolie as well as Mission Impossible 2 (2000). Others would rather rely upon comedies than dramas such as Groundhog Day (1993) starring Bill Murray or Better Off Dead (1985) starring John Cusack and Dan Ackroyd. Still others would opt for documentaries such as An Inconvenient Truth [1] [2] [3], Fahrenheit 9/11 [4], Bowling For Columbine[5], Death Of

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