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Capturing the suspense and excitement of the film industry, The Legal Movie Guide provides an easy way for professors to incorporate key scenes and films of a legal, judicial, or public policy nature into their course. Briefing 40 legal movies, entries include a synopsis of each film, its key facts, actors, length and overall rating. Going beyond just descriptions, it identifies key legal themes within each movie and correlates films to specific legal courses. Scenes are broken down into five to fifteen minute pieces and discussion suggestions provide tangible assignments students can complete after viewing each scene. Some films covered in thie guide include:

  • 12 Angry Men
  • The Accused
  • Anatomy of a Murder
  • And Justice for All
  • Animal Farm
  • Body Heat
  • Changing Lanes
  • A Civil Action
  • Class Action
  • The Client
  • Criminal Law
  • Disclosure
  • Erin Brockovich
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780135063750
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 1/19/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Kent Kauffman is the Paralegal Studies Program Chair at Ivy Tech Community College Northeast, in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  He is a graduate of Temple University and the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, and is the author Legal Ethics, a textbook published by West Legal Studies.

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Table of Contents

12 Angry Men

The Accused

Anatomy of a Murder

And Justice for All

Animal Farm

Body Heat

Changing Lanes

A Civil Action

Class Action

The Client

Criminal Law


Erin Brockovich

A Few Good Men

The Firm


Intolerable Cruelty

Jagged Edge

Legal Eagles

Liar Liar

The Life of David Gale

Michael Clayton

Minority Report

My Cousin Vinny


The Paper Chase


Presumed Innocent

Primal Fear

The Rainmaker

Runaway Jury

The Star Chamber


A Time to Kill

Thank You for Smoking

To Kill a Mockingbird

The Verdict

Wall Street

The War of the Roses

The Winslow Boy

Young Mr. Lincoln

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