While you can't learn to be a lawyer just by watching popular films about law and lawyers you can learn a lot about what film makers (and by extension many non-lawyers) think about the legal process and community. You can sample lawyers as Saints (e.g. Henry Fonda in the title role of Young Mr. Lincoln and lawyers as Demons (e.g. James Woods as Roy Cohn in Citizen Cohn. If you prefer there are lawyers as buffoons (John Cleese's Archie in A Fish Called Wanda) or lawyers as folk heroes (Edward Arnold as the eponymous Daniel Webster in The Devil and Daniel Webster). We have added these and about 50 other popular films with legal subject to the collection in the last few weeks and they are available for USF law students to view in their copious spare time. Take a break, view a flick -- you will feel better for it.
A full list of the latest 52 film titles added in the last month appear in the continuation to this post.