Law School Movies For Guys

Sunday, April 3 by Thomas King

If you are a guy in law school, a list of law school movies for guys is pretty valuable. After a long day of classes, clinics, and reading obscure cases, grabbing a beer and relaxing with a movie is about all you feel like doing. Fortunately, there are several law school movies for guys that will help you unwind. 

  1. "The Paper Chase"  "The Paper Chase" is the definitive law school movie. The film follows a first-year law student at Harvard University as he struggles to balance the tough work load. Things get even more complicated when he falls in love with the daughter of his militant contracts professor. Law school students students will find particular joy in the movies references to various cases that are commonly read in the first year of law school, including the "hairy hand" case. 
  2. "To Kill a Mockingbird" A list of law school movies for guys would not be complete without "To Kill a Mockingbird." This 1962 film starring the all-American man, Gregory Peck, serves as a reminder of why many students applied to law school in the first place. The movie, which deals with rape and racism, is primarily a study of how legal cases can impact society outside the courtroom.  
  3. "Michael Clayton"  "Michael Clayton" may be the idea law school movie for guys. This is because it reminds guys of how cool lawyers can be. This is of course accomplished by casting George Clooney, who plays a tough corporate lawyer in New York City. 
  4. "The Pelican Brief"  "The Pelican Brief" makes the list of law school movies for guys because it features a smart and sexy law student, played by Julia Roberts. Watch the movie for the nail-biting plot, involving Supreme Court justice assassination, or just watch it for Julia Roberts.
  5. "The Firm" Guys in law school will no doubt enjoy fantasizing about the career options presented to Tom Cruise after law school in this film based on John Grisham's novel of the same name. Cruise, who graduates at the top of his class in this film, is quickly courted by top law firms in New York and Chicago. The firm he ultimately chooses, however, seems to be filled with as many mobsters as lawyers and as much murder as money. 
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