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Real Lawyer Reacts to L.A. Law, Boston Legal, Rick & Morty, and Ally McBeal

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I get asked a lot about whether being a practicing attorney is like being a lawyer on TV. Like most people, I love watching legal TV shows and courtroom dramas. It's one of the reasons I decided to become a lawyer. But sometimes they make me want to pull my hair out because they are so ridiculous. Today I'm taking a break from teaching law students how to kick ass in law school. This one is just for fun. In this video I tackle some of the most famous courtroom scenes in Ally McBeal, Boston Legal, and LA Law. Great dramas, but BAD lawyering. Most of them are preposterous, but I still love watching them. SUIT UP! Even if you're not a lawyer, you can still dress like one. All of my suits are from BlackLapel (I've used them exclusively for over five years). Their custom suits are amazing, yet still ridiculously affordable. HIGHLY recommended: https://go.magik.ly/ml/f78n/ (affiliate link, which helps out the channel) I hope this will be the first video in a series of "Lawyer Reacts" videos. There are a lot of portrayals of lawyers in the media including movies and TV -- and a lot of cringeworthy lawyering. Got a movie or TV show you'd like me to critique? Let me know in the comments! Special thanks to Dr. Mike for the idea for this video (https://www.youtube.com/doctor_mike) Check out his channel for his medical review of doctors in the media. ======================================================== If you're going to law school get our Ultimate Pre-Law Checklist (FREE) here ➜ https://www.legaleagleprep.com/prelaw Learn learn how to get ready for law school, the 5 things you must do the summer before law school, and more . . . ======================================================== ★ Got law school questions? Ask in the comments! ★ Say hi on Facebook: ➜ https://www.facebook.com/legaleaglereacts ★ Tweet at us on Twitter @LegalEagleDJ
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LegalEagle (1 month ago)
Check out the new Lawyer Reacts video where I take on Suits, Law & Order, and L.A. Law https://goo.gl/iaBZAL
phyto12 (14 days ago)
Hey, Legal Eagle. I was wondering if you had ever heard the name Tucker Max, specifically through law school/lawyer settings? Lol
lil chris tuten (17 days ago)
Objection In the rick and morty clip, the defendant is saying that his attorney is refusing to give him the discovery evidence which is in part necessary for him to be able to assist in his own defense, or in what seems to be the case in this instance in order to prepare to defend himself or get another attorney to defend him.
MrJohndoakes (18 days ago)
25:19 "....This guy sounds crazy...." Funny you should say that - he was judged schizophrenic and delusional by the Georgia prison system yet was still put on trial for murdering a cellmate, and he got LIFE. Denver Fenton Allen, look him up.
Matthew Chambers (18 days ago)
Not sure if you've reviewed any of these.... Harvey Birdman Attorney at Law Find Me Guilty ( Vin Diesel ) Runaway Jury ( John Cusack ) Primal Fear ( Ed Norton ) Fracture ( Anthony Hopkins )
ibossanova (2 months ago)
Oh boy.
barrowsb (10 hours ago)
I second the call for The Good Wife
Samantha Houmani (16 hours ago)
I would love it if you reacted to the Paper Chase, it's not about being a lawyer necessarily but being a Law School student, I love that movie and I am curious how accurate it is.
Mastervelles (18 hours ago)
I'd love to see some reactions to Franklin and Bash
kauske (1 day ago)
Aww, I was hoping that it would get to the part of the R&M reading where the judge gets so pissed off by the insane defendant he gets into a real verbal fight. Which is more or less why Roiland read the transcript anyway, because it's crazy from beginning to end.
Kagan Roy (1 day ago)
Mr. Nobody (3 days ago)
I love Ally McBeal! I would love your take on all the courtroom scenes in the whole series(I know that's asking a lot, haha!).
Bill Gall (5 days ago)
I hope you don't say "uh" this much in court.
Painkiller_Jane (5 days ago)
https://nypost.com/2017/12/12/man-whose-incredibly-crude-exchange-with-judge-went-viral-gets-life/ The aftermath of the rick and morty bit.
Thomas Regan (5 days ago)
Please please please pleeeeeeease do daredevil.
Cheers from Russia! Love your videos!
joe bob (6 days ago)
21:25 Rick and Morty
Magrat Knoblauch (6 days ago)
Pleeease do more Boston Legal! It is one of my favorite shows and I would like to know how correct it is after all - not alone the fact that the series is clever, funny, has lovable characters and morality to offer. Pretty please? ☆゚.* ◉‿◉・。゚
Dave Smith (6 days ago)
I love that the Rick and Morty thing is a verbatim court transcript.
Ryan Treadway (7 days ago)
You are amazing. I've only seen two of your videos, but this is not only an excellent use of Youtube, but a good extension of your influence on the world. Thanks for doing great and informative things.
Natalie Luka (8 days ago)
You should do Daredevil's trial scenes
eswanso (10 days ago)
You NEED to do Legally Blonde
David Meehan (12 days ago)
Objection: A statistic involves using data and probability to draw an inference. The cannibal's lawyer didn't even introduce any numbers, let alone statistics.
engeltjebaleno (12 days ago)
Please react to "find my guilty", specialy the Vin Diesel scenes
Lavender Ocean (13 days ago)
Where is the coroner Report!?
Ana Wieder (13 days ago)
Do daredevil
Timo Kampwerth (14 days ago)
I know you don't have the time but I'd love to see your running comments on the whole series of Boston Legal
i can't.. lol. "This attorney.." "That lawyer.." His name, is *Alan Shore.* idk how old this guy is, or what he does in his spare time, but to call Denny Crane(!), William SHATNER, and call *JAMES SPADER* "that attorney" seems disingenuous, to the point where D. J.M.(?)Stone actually *said*: "IF I was an attorney.." 😂😂 What??? James Spader won *THREE Emmy's for portraying the same character on TWO Shows!* When he won in '07 against the "other James", (Gandolfini) in the last year in which the show, "The Sopranos" could be nominated, he famously quipped: *"Oh my goodness!😮 I feel like I just stole a big pile of money from the mob!"* 😂 So, the notion that *"this attorney",* D. James(?) Stone, knows who William Shatner is, but not JAMES SPADER, is *almost as ridiculous* as taking a judge from "BL" seriously! #JibberJabber 😂😂😂
Emily Hart (14 days ago)
I'm a UCR alumni and it was cool to hear someone on tv boast about there dad teaching there lol nice.
weezerfan084 (14 days ago)
Would love to see a review of the movie "Primal Fear". I know it's old, but it's a favourite of mine.
Richard Richardson (14 days ago)
Do Franklin and Bash! The best lawyer show ever
Ben (15 days ago)
21:30 that wasn't actually from Rick and Morty. As others may have mentioned already, it was based on a real court transcript "State of Georgia Vs. Rick Allen" Voiced by Justin Roiland from Rick and Morty and then animated by a talented fan! Original video (i believe) https://youtu.be/WTWdP5DMdsM
Griffin Wirth (15 days ago)
Do “for the people” next
Ben (15 days ago)
18:00 a days profit doesn't seem like much of a punishment for causing someone's death. But that's probably how corporations work, life is cheap for them.
Ben (15 days ago)
5:00 so if you know you're going to lose a trial and might have a better shot at doing it again, could you just insult or offend the judge in a similar manner so you get a mistrial? :D
Phill (15 days ago)
The Rick and Morty creators voiced the court transcript, but the animation was done by a very talented fan.
Nurlinda F Sihotang (15 days ago)
you know that boston legal are more comedic ( and hiölariously crazy) of shoot of the practice tv series due to the popularity of the character Denny Crane and Alan Shore? and the case in the practice with those character are very interesting
Te rrorgarden (15 days ago)
what if you do reaction of JUDGE MORTY :0
Eli Orellana (15 days ago)
Can u breaker down the whole rick and Morty case?
Marcos Meza (15 days ago)
You should react to some scenes from the movie "the judge"
Karla PS (15 days ago)
What about trial scenes in Castle? I loved the first few seasons of that show :D
John Smith (16 days ago)
But Listen and Believe!? If the defendant says his defense attorney is sexually harassing him, doesn't that warrant investigation?
Elfos64 (16 days ago)
While I acknowledge it isn't exactly a lawyer movie, Thank You For Smoking is a great film about arguing in a legal context. Highly recommend.
Kevin Houseworth (16 days ago)
@LegalEagle May I suggest Marvel's Daredevil
Chris Graffeo (16 days ago)
I really wished that you did the whole Rick and Morty clip or just talk about the real transcript because I want to hear your take on the judge's reactions and antagonization of the defendant.
Selin Germann (16 days ago)
3:04 'running around like they own the place' I laughed so hard XD
SupremeChimp (17 days ago)
We need a lawyer to explain what is happening in a television show? On an internet show? Really?
Orrenman (17 days ago)
What this series has taught me is not that TV shows get alot of things wrong about trials, but the creative license needed to make a trial compelling with only 15 minutes or less.
Nicole Mclean (17 days ago)
OBJECTION: You did not go into nearly enough depth regarding the Rick and Morty episode!
Erik Roberts (17 days ago)
Objection! In the Rick and Morty case, Rick was claiming that *his own lawyer* didn't give him all of the discovery. Is that something that happens?
Coophack6584 (17 days ago)
The Rick and Morty clip isnt real. However, it is based on a real case.
D. scott (17 days ago)
Could you react to Night Court, Shark & JAG
Yaoi LovER (17 days ago)
Is the person in the bg wearing a brain sucker from futurama? lmao
couldiviersa (17 days ago)
Gosh, look at those salary rates... should have become a lawyer and not an accountant
Sanedmex1 (18 days ago)
Thank you for reviewing Ally McBeal! I love that show!
KhyrosFinalCut (18 days ago)
I was really hoping he would get to the part where the judge kept sentencing the defendant to more time for cursing him out.
Hyper Kin (18 days ago)
When I was in jail awaiting sentencing, a man in the same holding cell was congratulated by my public attorney for winning his case while defending himself. Seems he was the talk of the public defenders' office.
Deathmageddon (18 days ago)
Fun fact about the Boston Legal clip: the lawyer perfectly articulates the Catholic and Orthodox doctrine of transubstantiation. It’s not a view that’s sufficiently based in scripture, but perfectly mainstream and a far cry from heresy.
nicholas lang (18 days ago)
You should do 'Bull'
Emil Filipov (18 days ago)
Making confidential information about ones salary is illegal in itself though. So whoever makes that information public is liable and could suffer consequences of varying degree. At least in my country, if an employee discloses confidential information (salaries, personal information of employees or heavens forbid - classified company information) he will get fired and that would be the least of his worries depending on the scale of his 'misdeed'.
QuantumCellist (19 days ago)
Check out Goliath in Amazon Prime. Kinda cheesy, but I think it's pretty well written. It's about an anti-hero drunkard lawyer with a brilliant mind. Classic trope, but like I said, pretty well written. Great job on the vids!
Ian Stephens (19 days ago)
I thought he was gonna do the scene where Rick’s put on trial by he Council of Ricks
Fair Plays (19 days ago)
Hey check out the scene on BBC Sherlock Holmes where Moriarty is put on trial.
Jared Pierce (19 days ago)
I believe that Rick was claiming that his own attorney would not give him the discovery, not that the prosecution was withholding it.
Reggin (19 days ago)
I was hoping you would review the whole Rick & Morty sketch, although I think I understand why you didn't. Nevertheless It would be fun to see your reaction.
DamedFilms (19 days ago)
yooo the rick and morty is the best one you should have done the whole thing
Ben (15 days ago)
Probably too graphic :D
DIck Biggerson (20 days ago)
05:30, what is your thought on kavanaugh then?
schannoman (20 days ago)
I love the show, but please turn off auto-focus.
MyComputerSucks2 (20 days ago)
can't wait for My Cousin Vinny
Dreighen (20 days ago)
Just discovered your channel the other night, loving it by the way. Was looking for your boston legal perspective (as it was one of my fav shows ever) and its on here, thanks! Also, it would be awesome if you could timestamp each of your clips.
JMGRICH (20 days ago)
So you cannot be a judge and a Christian?
moonlily1 (20 days ago)
I lost patience with Ally McBeal after a bit; the character was so frequently and flagrantly unstable at the office and in court- having outbursts, calling out the judge, unethical sexual relationships with everyone from judges to clients, actively hallucinating during proceedings- but was continually excused, coddled and enabled rather than receiving any deserved consequences.
Benderew (20 days ago)
What a fucking rip off ... I know friends that put they're lives in union 78 hazmat and get payed less ... I have friends in marine Corp and they get payed less ... How is this job payes more than any of thise dangerous jobs ... This is bullshit this is not fair ... Thats why i hate america and its bullshit that the banks have done to the people ... People are just sheeple at this point and #pigs are being pigs because they have nothing better to do ... Its disgusting
William Mckeown (20 days ago)
Try reviewing Matlock that was a classic.
dustyb58 (21 days ago)
i don't remember any of these "famous" scenes
Fabricio Zuccherato (21 days ago)
I'd very much love to hear your insights about the trial of Ted Kaczynski portrayed in the final episode of Manhunt: Unabomber! I felt how his lawyer handled the case was outrageous
Geni D (21 days ago)
React to Drop dead diva, its so silly, it will be hilarious.
Vincisomething (7 days ago)
Mc Jethro Pov Tee (22 days ago)
Judge Judy maybe?
ThePapermage (22 days ago)
There's a movie called "From the Hip" with Judd Nelson as this young, hotshot attorney who tricks the senior partners at his law firm into giving him a case, but he does so well on that case that a man accused of murder wants him to be his lawyer. There's a lot of obvious BS going on in both trials, but it's highly entertaining BS, especially considering Ray Walston is one of the judges. Could you review a scene or two from it in one of your videos?
Official B17 R473 (22 days ago)
Not even in law school, but love your videos and subbed instantly after seeing one of your vids!
roybenari (22 days ago)
160k for junior associate?! I should have been a lawyer
Justin Harrison (22 days ago)
do erin brockovich
Peter (22 days ago)
I make a motion to turn off autofocus
Jordan McIntosh (22 days ago)
I would love to see an episode over the tv show Bull.
MGTOW4LIFE (22 days ago)
I object at 18:00 or so. An employees’ agreed upon wage is not a profit to that employee; agreed upon fair labor equals a fair wage of compensation.
First Last (22 days ago)
Objection: around 20:40 "lititgate"? A scandal involving lithium boobs?
Bob Crane (22 days ago)
Could a lawyer be found in contempt in moot court and sent to real jail?
Uncle Creepy (23 days ago)
I love when James Spader plays an attorney or criminal (I was going to group them together but you know, didn’t wasn’t to offend criminals.)
Christoph13131 (23 days ago)
On one hand, I'm sad that there are only eight of these Real Lawyer Reacts videos. On the other hand, he probably doesn't have a ton of time, what with being a real lawyer and all.
Mordaedil (23 days ago)
Oh god, I could watch a full lawyer breakdown of the Rick & Morty one, because it just gets better the further it goes.
Stefan Schweiger (23 days ago)
I just spotted the second typo in an insert: "The trial lawyers rarely 'lititgate' the appeal".
Furry Jellyfish (23 days ago)
Who else just skipped to rick and morty
Templeton Peck (23 days ago)
Can you react to the trial of Max Brennan in the series Bones please. There's a bit where they let someone cross examine the witness "Pro hac vice"... Not sure how accurate that is.
looneyburgmusic (24 days ago)
I would strongly object to your claim that representing oneself "pro se" is automatically a bad idea. My wife once did, during a long running dispute with her ex-husband over how much child support he was supposed to be paying. At one point, her ex had filed what we knew was a baseless contempt complaint against her, (for supposedly violating their custody agreement), and, long story short, not only did my wife pick up on two huge mistakes her ex-husband's attorney had made in discovery, (the attorney had failed to request some very important information, and had requested other financial information for the wrong year), but the day of the hearing, when that attorney realized her own mistakes, and attempted to request a continuance from the court so she could conduct further discovery, my wife pounced like a tiger and objected. With absolutely no legal training at all she made an extremely effective argument to the judge that she had turned over everything that had been requested of her, (a couple dozen pages of information all together), and she didn't feel that her ex-husband's attorney should be allowed to delay the hearing simply because that attorney had now realized she had made a mistake in her case preparation. Lastly, my wife told the judge that she was where she had been ordered to be by the court, when she had been ordered to appear, and she wanted to proceed. The look on that attorneys face was priceless when the judge sustained the objection, and refused to grant the continuance. After what turned out to be a very short hearing, the judge ruled in my wifes favor, and dismissed the contempt complaint with prejudice. As we were leaving the courtroom, an attorney who had been watching the hearing approached us, and told my wife that she not only had handled herself perfectly before the judge, but also perhaps she should consider going to law school. I don't think I've ever seen my wife so proud of herself as she was that day in court.
Bearded & Bored (24 days ago)
I hope you'll review The Rainmaker with Matt Damon.
Demon Cat Gaming (24 days ago)
I'd like to see you take on some of the trials from Daredevil, on Netflix!
Richard Servello (24 days ago)
That's not actually from Rick and Morty and it was literally him reading a court transcript.
Hello83433 (24 days ago)
I love watching these videos! You should watch Bull, if you haven't considered it already. Lots of crazy things happening in that show.
Shofar Olaguez (24 days ago)
Go to a top law school so you can review rick and morty, that´s the life.
floooooooooooooooood (24 days ago)
Aww. Where's the full reaction to the Rick and Morty video? He didn't even get close to the full shit story of it.
halkeye20 (25 days ago)
How about law abiding citizens
Blake Harvey (25 days ago)
Please react to the Daredevil Netflix series
Beauvision (25 days ago)
I'd encourage you to reexamine your views on what is required of criminal discovery. There are some states out there where it is very possible to ambush the defendant. In Virginia the state is only required to provide Brady Material, a copy of the defendant's criminal record and any statements the defendant made. No witness lists are required, there no right to depos, and police reports can be withheld. I wish what you were saying about discovery was true everywhere, but it's very unfortunately not.
Christoph13131 (25 days ago)
"He would be better served by not screeching" is the greatest legal advice I've ever heard.
mistyful999 (25 days ago)
Please make more videos like this. Subscribed!

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