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WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE LEGAL MOVIE? AS TOLD TO ANDREW BRANDT
It shows many human failings—greed,
corruption, addiction, deception—yet
depicts how justice is still somehow
attainable against insurmountable odds.
It also shows the rewards for making the
correct moral decision and standing up
for what is right. I think it is a good lesson
to the public regarding how lawyers can
stand to protect those who can’t protect
themselves. Paul Newman is also one of
the best actors of all time.
RONALD D. JUNG / PARTNER, JUNG & KRANZ;
BOULDER; REAL ESTATE
Isn’t that everyone’s favorite film? It’s
hilarious, and I never get tired of watching
Elle Woods’ video for her application to
Harvard Law School. I love the movie
because it really underscores the idea
that all different types of people can be
successful in the legal profession.
JANE G. EBISCH / FOUNDER, THE EBISCH LAW
FIRM; LAKEWOOD; ESTATE & TRUST LITIGATION
12 Angry Men.
In a very simple way, the film illustrates
the connection between the rights afforded
under the Constitution and the psychological
and humanistic aspects of a trial by a jury of
one’s peers. The film embodies the central
insight of Alexis de Tocqueville in Democracy
in America: that the jury system is one of
the most important political institutions for
democratic self-government. But the story is
dependent upon the reality that permeates
every jury trial: each juror will view the case
through the lens of his own experiences.
And that human element is what we cannot
forget in our daily charge to uphold the law
and serve justice.
DENISE D. HOFFMAN / PARTNER, HOFFMAN
CREWS NIES WAGGENER & FOSTER;
GREENWOOD VILLAGE; NONPROFIT