We all have our favorite type of movies, and these are the must see inspiring law school movies. If you are an aspiring law student or practicing law, you may want to watch these inspiring law school movies if you have never seen them. They may offer you some insight into your knowledge base or practice or they may even leave you thinking, what were they thinking. Either way, your mind will be intrigued by these inspiring law school movies.

“The Paper Chase”

A 1973 movie directed by James Bridges. "The Paper Chase" is the story of a first year law student that falls in love with his strict professor’s daughter. He struggles between doing well in his classes and keeping a life outside of class that includes his girlfriend.

“Pelican Brief”

Starring Julia Roberts as a law student who believes stumbles upon something when she writes a brief that points figures at who would want two Supreme Court Justices dead.  After her professor is killed and her apartment is ransacked, it is apparent that she was correct and has someone cleaning up their mess.

“My Cousin Vinny”

This may seem like an unlikely choice for a law student since it is a comedy. However, the court room scenes offer some basic insight into the legal world and how simple knowledge and research can often provide all the evidence that is needed in a case.

“Erin Brockovich”

Shows that it only takes one person with determination to bring down a large company after she took on a power company in California. She proved that they were polluting the local water source.

“A Few Good Men”

Shows what it is like to be an attorney in the Marines. The court room drama is filled with lawyer tactics that are used to prove a man is innocent of the crime he is being accused of.  

-Sandy Baird