Official pre-1L viewing
Okay...so I watched "The Paper Chase" before I started law school (wait, holy crap! The lead law student guy in that movie played W. in "That's My Bush"?! Unbelievable! Double holy crap! He also played the "kill me" soldier dude from "Johnny Got His Gun", the movie Metallica used in the video for "One"! Great video!). Anyway, I guess it's a classic or whatever. Not a very rosy view of things. The first day of Civil Procedure we watched the scene from "Legally Blonde" where it's the first day of Civil Procedure and the professor asks a question about Gordon v. Steele and the movie gives the wrong answer!!!
Anyway, a few minutes ago on this very laptop I watched the movie in its entirety. I loved it! Loved it, loved it, loved it. I'm sitting here in my apartment with my laptop on my lap (the only DVD player I have available) and I was laughing, cheering, clapping, and I was brought to tears by the end. I suppose I'm a sucker for any movie where good things happen to good people, and bad things happen to bad people except when they do something to redeem themselves. I love a movie where no good deed goes unrewarded and almost every character defies your expectations and turns out to be better and stronger than you thought they were. Well, this was that kind of movie! Not every "feel-good comedy" is like that and has the kind of moral core this movie does. I think my favorite movie of all time has that same moral core if you're looking for it.
So my point being...screw Scott Turow, screw that SOB Kingsfield, all pre-1Ls are hereby required to watch "Legally Blonde". Doctor's orders. And "Pootie Tang" too, what the hell.