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Law-Related Movies

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 132 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:

  • Michael Asimow, "Bad Lawyers in the Movies" (2000) 24 Nova Law Review 533 (Available online here)

See also:

  • Sonia J Buck, "Movie Therapy for Law Students (and Their Instructors)" (2011) 36 Canadian Law Library Review 64.

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 on movies with law-related themes.

Send recommendations for titles to be added to owner@legalresearchandwriting.ca.

 


Last updated: 18 February 2013     |    Legal / Terms of Use    |    Ted Tjaden © 2010-2013

 

 

Legal Research and Writing:
Third Edition

by Ted Tjaden

Softcover 422 pgs.
Published: June 2010
ISBN-13: 9781552211762

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