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The Study of Lawyers’ Ethics through Film and Television, New England Law Boston

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posted on 2022-07-06, 16:21 authored by Post Discipline AdminPost Discipline Admin
This course takes an in-depth look at the legal practice and ethical issues that arise in the portrayal of lawyers in movies and television. After an initial review of basic rules of the law governing the conduct of lawyers, students will critically examine the portrayal of lawyers in selected movies or television programs. Students will prepare class presentations and lead class discussions on particular movies or television programs, critically analyzing the lawyers' practice skills and conformity to ethical rules. Students also will prepare a final paper that analyzes, as fully as possible, the issues that are identified. This course may be offered every other year. This information has been collected for the Post-Discipline Online Syllabus Database. The database explores the use of literature by schools of professional education in North America. It forms part of a larger project titled Post-Discipline: Literature, Professionalism, and the Crisis of the Humanities, led by Dr Merve Emre with the assistance of Dr Hayley G. Toth. You can find more information about the project at Data was collected and accurate in 2021/22.


Subject Area


Geographic Region

New England

University or College

New England Law Boston

Funding Status


Annual Tuition and Mandatory Fees 2021-2022 ($) (Resident; Non-resident, where applicable)


Course Title

The Study of Lawyers’ Ethics through Film and Television

Terminal Degree of Instructor(s)


Position of Instructor(s)

Professor of Law

Academic Year(s) Active

unclear, but ongoing

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