Law in Popular Culture

1081 ABA Journal articles on Law in Popular Culture.

Submit your diorama for Peeps in Law 2018: Stranger Peeps
Calling all mouth-breathers and wastoids: The time is now to start working on your entry in the ABA Journal's 10th annual Peeps in Law diorama contests.
Lawyers from less privileged backgrounds tell their stories at #mypathtolaw
A law lecturer at Exeter University in England who was the first member of his family to attend college sought out stories from other lawyers who came from less privileged backgrounds through a hashtag he created.
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and the ethics of prisoner organ donations
Thank God for the ability to binge-watch. Streaming media has put us all in a perfect posture for plowing through episode after episode of our favorite shows. This is all fine and well when it’s one of your favorite shows, or perhaps a series you share with a friend or loved one. It’s another situation completely when your significant other gets the binge-bug for one of their favorites.
10 Questions: This Denver lawyer serves up culinary history with a side of social justice
Adrian E. Miller wrote "The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas."
About this year’s Ross Writing Contest winning story
Linda Oatman High’s “The Attorney Helped Clean Up the Blood” won the ABA Journal/Ross Writing Contest for Short Legal Fiction and received a $3,000 cash prize.
83-year-old federal judge publishes his first novel

An 83-year-old federal judge has published his first novel, and it’s received positive reviews from the legal press.

The title of Senior U.S. District Judge Frederic Block’s book is Race…

‘The Post’ gives little attention to judge who refused to stop Pentagon Papers publication
Twenty-nine federal judges considered the federal government’s attempts to stop publication of the Pentagon Papers, and just one—U.S. District Judge Gerhard Gesell of Washington, D.C.—refused to grant an injunction before the case reached the U.S. Supreme Court.
Sci-fi evidence from ‘Black Mirror’ has real-life counterpart in court today
Imagine you are a witness to an accident. You had no fault in the accident, and you weren’t injured. Still, you’re a witness. A third party comes to question you about your recollection. Instead of simply reiterating what you saw, you are forced to relay every sordid detail of your past against your will.
ABA Legal Fact Check sorts truth from fiction on legal issues
When it comes to the law, the ABA can and should be the definitive source of information. By focusing on timely legal matters in the news, ABA Legal Fact Check uses established case and statutory law and other legal precedents to separate legal fact from fiction.
‘The Post’ reminds us attacks on freedom of the press are not new
To commemorate a great 2017, I wanted this installment to focus on something that really epitomized the past year. I was having a tough time tying up the past 365 days, and then it hit me in the face: The Fake News with Ted Nelms (appropriately staring Ed Helms) was set to premiere on Comedy Central.
New Supreme Court cookbook shares recipes and more

The U.S. Supreme Court often issues opinions that offer food for thought. Now, there is a new cookbook available that includes recipes associated with justices and their families.

The book,…

Was Brendan Dassey’s confession coerced? SCOTUS review is a ‘long shot’ in ‘Making a Murderer’ case

Lawyers for Brendan Dassey say they will continue to pursue relief for their client after an en banc federal appeals court rejected their argument that his confession was unconstitutionally coerced.

CBS develops comedy based on law school experiences of Dr. Phil’s son

CBS is developing a comedy called Class Action that is based on the law school experiences of Dr. Phil’s son, Jay McGraw.

The show follows a law student who is…

En banc 7th Circuit reinstates Brendan Dassey’s conviction in ‘Making a Murderer’ case
An en banc federal appeals court has reinstated the conviction of Brendan Dassey for helping his uncle kill a woman in a case featured in the Making a Murderer Netflix series.
The Keanu Reeves cinematic guide to being an ‘excellent!’ criminal defense attorney
Disclaimer: this is not the article I intended to write. Keanu Reeves’ hasn’t endorsed it ... yet.

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