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Since I am an avid fan of movies,
I have included on this site an updated version of
law-related movies that I had created for my students
when I was teaching legal research and writing at the
University of Toronto, Faculty of Law.
The 135 law-related movies on this
site have been arbitrarily limited to those that
contain one or more of the following features:
interesting courtroom scenes, portrayal of lawyers,
themes of justice or liberty, or discussion of
substantive legal issues. Generally excluded are films
with a focus on political issues or crime.
The pages on this site are divided
into the following topics:
For more extensive lists of
law-related movies, see any of the following:
- The Oklahoma Legal Group Blog:
Legal Movies of All Time" (13 January 2014).
Contains a detailed infographic ranking law-related
movies by Oscar / Academic Awards, among other
- Michael Asimow, "Bad Lawyers in
the Movies" (2000) 24 Nova Law Review 533 (HeinOnline
- Sonia Buck, "Movie Therapy for
Law Students (and Their Instructors)" (2011) 36 Can
Law Lib Rev 64 (HeinOnline
In addition, the Faculty Lounge
blog has a number of entries relating to law-related
movies (click here).
The Fordham Law School also has a
Forum on Law, Culture & Society that hosts
an annual film festival that includes viewings
and discussions about movies with law-related themes.
Send recommendations for titles to
be added to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated: June 2015
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