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** ''Series/TheGoodFight''
27th Dec '16 6:58:08 PM karstovich2
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Watch the lawyers do their thing. Also commonly known as a Courtroom Drama, this is a work of dramatic fiction principally about litigation: be it civil or criminal cases, with the latter being more common because it often makes for better drama [[note]]Even though the vast majority of the work of the courts and the legal profession more generally is civil, civil law largely consists of people arguing about money, and often it ends up being a contest of who can afford to pay their lawyers the longest. Actual courtroom time also tends to be pretty boring in a civil case, either talking about points of law that don't make sense to anyone who hasn't been to law school or mind-numbingly obscure testimony from experts about stuff like projected income and (if you're lucky) reconstructions of how a bodily injury occurred. The main exception to this is family law, in which people often fight tooth and nail well past the point at which they have run out of funds, because in such cases emotion is the primary driver of litigation; however, family cases are harder to dramatize, since nobody wants to watch lawyers arguing for hours about how the money the husband spent on his mistress justifies an increase in the wife's alimony or how the fact that daddy loves little Timmy and makes it a terrible deprivation for little Timmy to be away from his father for more than three days at a time. Criminal law on the other hand is about crime and punishment, which anyone can easily understand and is actually fairly riveting to watch.[[/note]]. A military courtroom drama is one of the most common subgenres.

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Watch the lawyers do their thing. Also commonly known as a Courtroom Drama, this is a work of dramatic fiction principally about litigation: be it civil or criminal cases, with the latter being more common because it often makes for better drama [[note]]Even though the vast majority of the work of the courts and the legal profession more generally is civil, civil law largely consists of people arguing about money, and often it ends up being a contest of who can afford to pay their lawyers the longest. Actual courtroom time also tends to be pretty boring in a civil case, either talking about points of law that don't make sense to anyone who hasn't been to law school or mind-numbingly obscure testimony from experts about stuff like projected income and (if you're lucky) reconstructions of how a bodily injury occurred. The main exception to this is family law, in which people often fight tooth and nail well past the point at which they have run out of funds, because in such cases emotion is the primary driver of litigation; however, family cases are harder to dramatize, since nobody wants to watch lawyers arguing for hours about how the money the husband spent on his mistress justifies an increase in the wife's alimony or how the fact that daddy loves little Timmy and makes it a terrible deprivation for little Timmy to be away from his father for more than three days at a time. There are some exceptions to these (personal injury, medical malpractice, and certain other tort cases can occasionally make for good reading/viewing, and if you can stomach them, domestic violence cases often produce some strong drama--when they're not just angry ex-boyfriends/ex-girlfriends flooding their former lovers with text messages), but by and large civil and family cases don't really make especially good television. Criminal law on the other hand is about crime and punishment, which anyone can easily understand and is actually fairly riveting to watch.[[/note]]. A military courtroom drama is one of the most common subgenres.
27th Dec '16 6:52:02 PM karstovich2
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Watch the lawyers do their thing. Also commonly known as a Courtroom Drama, this is a work of dramatic fiction principally about litigation: be it civil or criminal cases, with the latter being more common because it often makes for better drama [[note]] Civil law is in essence about money, and the more affluent you are the better are your chances often. Criminal law on the other hand is about crime and punishment, and here is a much greater sense of equality before the law[[/note]]. A military courtroom drama is one of the most common subgenres.

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Watch the lawyers do their thing. Also commonly known as a Courtroom Drama, this is a work of dramatic fiction principally about litigation: be it civil or criminal cases, with the latter being more common because it often makes for better drama [[note]] Civil [[note]]Even though the vast majority of the work of the courts and the legal profession more generally is civil, civil law is in essence largely consists of people arguing about money, and often it ends up being a contest of who can afford to pay their lawyers the longest. Actual courtroom time also tends to be pretty boring in a civil case, either talking about points of law that don't make sense to anyone who hasn't been to law school or mind-numbingly obscure testimony from experts about stuff like projected income and (if you're lucky) reconstructions of how a bodily injury occurred. The main exception to this is family law, in which people often fight tooth and nail well past the point at which they have run out of funds, because in such cases emotion is the primary driver of litigation; however, family cases are harder to dramatize, since nobody wants to watch lawyers arguing for hours about how the money the husband spent on his mistress justifies an increase in the wife's alimony or how the fact that daddy loves little Timmy and makes it a terrible deprivation for little Timmy to be away from his father for more affluent you are the better are your chances often. than three days at a time. Criminal law on the other hand is about crime and punishment, which anyone can easily understand and here is a much greater sense of equality before the law[[/note]].actually fairly riveting to watch.[[/note]]. A military courtroom drama is one of the most common subgenres.
22nd Dec '16 1:23:17 AM KCN
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* ''The Associate'' and ''Rogue Lawyer'' are legal thrillers by JohnGrisham.
* '' Snow Falling on Cedars'' is a legal thriller by Scott Turow.
* ''Storming the Court: How a Band of Yale Law Students Sued the President--And Won'' by Brandt Goldstein is, well, ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.


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* ''Spisi i ljudi'' (''Documents and people'') by Serbian lawyer and academic Tibor Varadi is a somewhat fictionalized account of the legal cases from his family archive, spanning from 1893 until today.
22nd Dec '16 12:26:10 AM TrollBrutal
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* ''Series/AmericanCrimeStory''
* ''Series/BetterCallSaul''
21st Dec '16 12:12:34 AM KCN
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* ''Verbrechen'' (''Crime'') by German lawyer Friedrich von Schirach. Although he stated that the cases presented were fictionalized accounts of his actual cases, those were later debunked.
9th Dec '16 5:14:02 AM Morgenthaler
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If you're looking for works about people who ''make'' the law, see GovernmentProcedural.
9th Dec '16 5:12:51 AM Morgenthaler
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10th Nov '16 2:01:48 PM jeez
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* Another major ''Franchise/AceAttorney''/''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' CrossOver would be the ''FanFic/TurnaboutStorm'' video series.

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* Another ''FanFic/TurnaboutStorm'', another major ''Franchise/AceAttorney''/''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' CrossOver would be the ''FanFic/TurnaboutStorm'' video series.CrossOver.
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* Another major ''Franchise/AceAttorney''/''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' CrossOver would be the ''FanFic/TurnaboutStorm'' video series.
* ''FanFic/ChrysalisVisitsTheHague'' is about Queen Chrysalis facing an ICC war crimes tribunal, and the legal and social implications thereof.
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