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Real World Lessons from Lawyers on the Big Screen

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A 3-hour, condensed version of our very popular Lawyers at the Movies 6-hour course.

Practical lessons in good lawyering are demonstrated -- in a highly entertaining way! -- by looking at the exploits of imaginary lawyers from popular "lawyer" movies, TV shows, and books.

PLEASE NOTE:  If have already attended or signed up for our 6-hour "Lawyers at the Movies" course, you should not register for this course, since most of the content of this 3-hour course is derived from the 6-hour version!


  • William R Newman of The University of Southern Mississippi
  • Agenda for Wednesday, the 4th of December 2019

    1:00pm Central Time - Webcast Begins 

    (Please be sure to register and tune into the website at least 10 minutes before start time)

    Agenda is Approximate and Tentative

        1:00pm  –  1:40pm              The Myths that Hollywood Perpetuates about Lawyers (and the problems they  create for lawyers)    Clips discussedYoung Mr. Lincoln  (Henry Fonda, 1939), Inherit the Wind (Spencer Tracy, 1960) 

        1:40pm  –  2:05pm             Voir Dire and Jury Selection    Clips discussedMarshall (Chadwick Boseman, 2017), Young Mr. Lincoln (Henry Fonda, 1939)

         2:05pm  –  2:20pm             Opening Statements      Clip discussedMy Cousin Vinny (Joe Pesci, 1992)

         2:20pm  -  2:35pm              Break

         2:35pm    2:55pm             Opening Statements Continued    Clip discussed:  Philadelphia (Denzel Washington, Tom Hanks, Mary Steenburgen, 1993)

         2:55pm    3:15pm             Direct Examination and Cross Examination      Clips discussed:  To Kill a Mockingbird  (Gregory Peck, 1962),  A Few Good Men  (Jack Nicholson, Tom Cruise, 1992),  Anatomy of a Murder  (Jimmy Stewart, 1959)

         3:15pm  -  4:15pm Ethics, Civility, and Professionalism      Clips discussedTombstone  (Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, 1993), Bridge of Spies  (Tom Hanks, 2015)  To Kill a  Mockingbird (Gregory Peck, 1962) (ethics credit)



    Due to technical requirements, customers must attend a live webcast in its entirety to receive credit for attendance. No partial credit can be accommodated.