Law school documentary: “The Trials of Law School”

You are thinking of attending law school?  Consider watching the documentary film, “The Trials of Law School” to supplement the film and televison adaptations of “The Paper Chase.”

“Trials of Law School”

Director: Porter Heath Morgan 

Zone IV Productions, 2006 

Synopsis (from the film Web site) The Trials of Law School provides a captivating and real, in depth look at eight students, with different backgrounds and expectations, through their first year of law school as they encounter a new language, a new way of thinking, and a new way of life.

A heart-felt look at the lives of eight students, the film captures both the stress and emotion, both inside the classroom and out, as they try to juggle family and relationships with school commitments. These students, including a single mother looking for a fresh start, a husband and father of four, and a military wife trying to raise six children, compete with competitive and highly successful peers for grades and jobs that will determine their future.

Their journey is contrasted with insight from over 25 acclaimed law professors and legal scholars from around the country.

In an equation set up for disappointment and failure, some succeed and some don’t, and others learn to redefine success. Who will make it, who won’t?





One thought on “Law school documentary: “The Trials of Law School”

  1. Another film worth watching is this one:

    Title: A lawyer walks into a bar [videorecording] /
    [presented by] Camel’s Back Films ; directed and
    produced by Eric Chaiken.
    Edition: Widescreen.
    Imprint: [Austin, Tex.] : Camel’s Back Films, 2007.
    Physical Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 92 min.) : sd., col ; 4 3/4 in.
    Note: Includes bonus features.
    Notes: Featuring: Donald Baumeister, Sam Garrett, Cassandra
    Hooks, Magda Madrigal, Megan Meadows and Tricia

    Summary: Documentary explores the influence of the law and its practitioners on American culture, while following six characters as they do whatever it takes to become lawyers. This film features cameos by legal
    luminaries, politicians, well-known comedians, celebrity lawyers and other notables.

    Notes: DVD.
    Subject (LC): Lawyers–United States.
    Subject (LC): Practice of law–United States.
    Genre: DVD-Video discs.
    Added author: Chaiken, Eric.
    Organization: Camel’s Back Films.

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