As you probably know by now, lawyers impact everything around us, including television. These 5 shows feature the wide spectrum of law and how it affects people in different ways.
Whether you’re waiting to hear back from your top school, or getting ready to prepare for law school, you should check these shows out while you still have spare time.
Making a Murderer (Netflix)
Making a Murderer explores the story of Steven Avery, who served 18 years in prison for the wrongful conviction of sexual assault and attempted murder, before being fully exonerated in 2003 by DNA evidence. He filed a suit against the county on this case. In 2005, Avery was arrested on charges of murdering a local photographer, and was convicted in 2007. This docu-series follows Avery’s story, allowing you to analyze the evidence and come to your own conclusion.
The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story tells the story of one of the most prolific American court cases of the 20th Century. The 10-episode series details behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering by both the prosecution and defense as they try to convince the jury to side with them in what was dubbed “the trial of the century.” This limited series tells the story from the unique perspective of the lawyers involved in the case. You think you know the story, but you’ll be at the edge of your seat from beginning to end.
How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)
If you haven’t gotten hooked to a Shondaland show, you’re really missing out. How to Get Away with Murder follows the story of Annalise Keating, a law professor at Philadelphia University, and a group of her students who become embroiled in a murder plot that will change their lives forever. You’ll be hooked after episode one, plus, it’s the only show on this list that actually takes place during law school.
Better Call Saul (AMC)
This spin-off from Breaking Bad, chronicles the beginnings of Saul Goodman, six years before he represents the infamous Walter White. In the show, Saul, then Jimmy McGill, is just getting started and trying to make a name of himself as an attorney. Through each episode, we get an inside look at how Jimmy McGill became the corrupt Saul Goodman. The show is just as addictive as Breaking Bad, with the same sick, twisted humor.
The Good Wife (CBS)
The Good Wife follows the struggles of Alicia Florrick, a stay-at-home mom who has to return to private practice law following the revelation of her State Attorney husband’s sex scandal and involvement in a political corruption scheme. According to the creators, the show was inspired by high-profile political sex scandals.