At this time of year, I’m reminded of some good advice from my contracts professor.
Put down your outlines, study guides, practice tests and laptops.
Take a break.
Watch a movie.
The Library has a collection of movies available for 7 day check-out. Browse the shelves in the Lemann lounge or search HOLLIS for a favorite title. If the Law School Library doesn’t have it, more movies are available from Widener and Lamont.
Try the Paper Chase, the classic 1970’s drama about a 1L at Harvard Law School.
or compare current classroom fashions to Elle’s in
Watch the Legally Blonde Trailer
Trial Advocacy Workshop: To Kill a Mockingbird
Torts: A Civil Action
Evidence: Witness for the Prosecution
Sports and Law: Jerry Maguire
Water Law: Chinatown
Contracts: The Devil and Daniel Webster
Property: Pride and Prejudice ( the 2005 or 1940 versions only – save the BBC miniseries for after exams!)
Family Law: Kramer v. Kramer
Constitutional Law: First Amendment: The People vs. Larry Flynt
Criminal Investigations: Police Practices: LA Confidential
Securities Regulation: Wall Street
Or pick a classic…
The ABA has compiled a list of the top 25 legal movies of all time (plus 25 runners up).
The American Film Institute has also compiled a list of the top 10 courtroom dramas.
Best of luck on all of your exams!