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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. You can find more Real Lawyer Reacts Here (including my reaction to Suits, Better Call Saul, A Few Good Men and tons more): https://goo.gl/42fKce ★ SUIT UP! Even if you're not a lawyer, you can still DRESS LIKE A LAWYER. 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/ ★ GET TIED! If you’re looking for skinny ties, pocket squares, or tie bars (like the ones I wear) check out Ties.com. Huge selection and great prices: https://go.magik.ly/ml/ftki/ ★ BOOKS & MOVIES! When I’m not crushing it in court, I’m probably reading a great book or watching a legal movie. Check out what’s on my list (as well as the best books for Law School and all of my favorite camera gear): https://www.amazon.com/shop/legaleagle 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 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 (3 months ago)
Check out the new Lawyer Reacts video where I take on Suits, Law & Order, and L.A. Law https://goo.gl/iaBZAL
Hello1nternet (13 days ago)
Would love to see you do the Canadian comedy show Trailer Park Boys Season 3 Episode 3, "If I can't smoke and swear, I'm f***ed" That episode's court room scene is akin to the scenes from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Love the channel, keep up the great content
NinjaNezumi (1 month ago)
Boston Legal: The storyline for this judge was he was a bad judge, and iirc they did get him removed from the bench.
Karl Smith (1 month ago)
LegalEagle any chance of you doing a video analysis of trials in the Netflix series Daredevil??
Nick Slaby (1 month ago)
duuude.. you couldnt at least finish the rest of the rick and morty one? that was the whole reason i clicked this video
phyto12 (2 months ago)
Hey, Legal Eagle. I was wondering if you had ever heard the name Tucker Max, specifically through law school/lawyer settings? Lol
Andrew H (19 hours ago)
You skipped over the best parts of the Rick and Morty scene👎🏻
Mohammad Hussain (4 days ago)
Objection! Stop using the actors' names
Eric Scott (6 days ago)
I want to see you do an OJ trial vid that would be amazing
Lordsuhn (8 days ago)
Objection: Judicial bias is not rare it is simply not typically remarked upon because the judges bias jives with the basis of the community at large. Remember Dred Scott?
stuffandotherstuff (9 days ago)
Do when omar testifies in the wire. And you can do a ton off the wire.
Heather Gouthro (11 days ago)
Could you do one on Daredevil? The tv show.
Noah Williams (13 days ago)
Can you do an episode on some of the court clips in The Wire?
MrWorsterLike (14 days ago)
☻☻ do 69's trial ☻☻
MrWorsterLike (14 days ago)
🐝🐝 do bee movie🐝🐝
Seamus Benn (16 days ago)
OBJECTION! you have not reviewed To Kill a Mockingbird.
Andrew Clark (17 days ago)
The inmate in the Rick and Morty was found not competent to stand trial and later committed.
Derkabronen Fredi (19 days ago)
Boston Legal was so fun... the new legal drug is "Goliath" with Billy Bob Thornton, best scene is the fisrt time he goes to court.
Hotgrill 22 (20 days ago)
Aw, man, I was hoping for the full Rick and Morty case. I really wanted to see your full reaction to that REAL case. I laughed so hard at the full recording
Eric Muniz (22 days ago)
That wasn’t Boston Legal. That was the last season of The Practice.
straitpepperdiet (23 days ago)
Rick &Morty starts at 21:30
relyt durden (25 days ago)
R & M thing. real transcript. the man murdered someone in prison. They didnt do a full investigation or anything because they just wanted to processes him and move on. The person made a mockery of the whole court room. Even got the judge angry. the murderer had a long stay in prison already so having a judge threaten him with days in jail was literally a waste of breath. and i understand why you didnt break down the whole video.
Peter Gilchrist (25 days ago)
What about “the practice”
Gaius Maecanus (25 days ago)
Objection: It's fairly obvious you make this videos yourself, but you're attempting to represent yourself on the same large-studio format as BuzzFeed or Cracked, etc. I think you should state, FoR tHe ReCoRd, whether or not you use auto-focus and work alone in your own office. Pft, I bet you don't even wear pants while shooting these on Saturday afternoon.
Chance Potts (26 days ago)
Can you react to an episode of the grinder
Jay Bofa (26 days ago)
Did you cover the court scene in that Matt Damon movie where he ask “How do you like those apples”? I’m asking for a friend
American Angel (27 days ago)
PLEASE! Do a review of season one of American Crime Story "The People V. OJ Simpson" obviously it was a real trial, but they took a couple serious liberties with how the trial was conducted that I think you can really tear into
Adam Bailey (27 days ago)
Your channel is amazing. I kinda wish I had gone to law school now.
Jack White (27 days ago)
man, you should be advising all these legal shows and stuff so they could make it more accurate. I'm not saying they wouldn't ignore you sometimes to add more drama and such but you'd probably be listened to a lot when it just came to the little stuff and just the procedure of the court and they would totally listen so their show seemed as realistic as possible.
that rick and morty clip was animated by a fan, the audio was from the shows creators but the script for it was the transcript from an actual trial
Ryan Moulder (28 days ago)
"Urine ass." - William Shatner
Los Amigos (28 days ago)
You guys need to do The Bee Movie.
MrProccy (28 days ago)
Love your videos, can we do Jan's deposition from The Office?
Timothy Rice (28 days ago)
why is robert california a lawyer?
Josephus Mutzenbacher (28 days ago)
Man, that L.A. Law guy sure is smooth. I don't know whether to like or distaste him...
semjaavria (28 days ago)
I have a question. If you know that a piece of evidence may be destroyed if it is known, can you hide it? Like a witness being killed, or a murder weapon being disposed of?
Podemos URSS (29 days ago)
6:15 Spanish judges: "Hold my gable"
ham sandwich (29 days ago)
HEY DUDE YOU HAVE SOME WHITE SHIT ON YOUR FACE
Sawyer French (29 days ago)
Do the social network legal senes
16431421 (29 days ago)
You didn't even get in to the good part of the Rick and Morty clip.
PraiseDivineMercy (29 days ago)
That statement about Catholic doctrine is so ridiculously offensive that it would bias almost any Catholic against them. It's like using the "n" word in front of a black judge. A more professional judge probably wouldn't say anything but shouldn't this lawyer be also considered dumb also?
吕笑言 (1 month ago)
Fan from China law school
Texas Tom (1 month ago)
Do you go to court with that toothpaste glob in your scruff?
T.L. Minyard (1 month ago)
Do Daredevil!
Frank R. Haugen (1 month ago)
OBJECTION! Why not remove juries? Or rather, mix lay judges with professional judges, (none of this appointment or elect crap)? The Norwegian system is like this, and the judicial branch is mostly autonomous, and few things are decided by a single judge, (always a panel, even a confession-cases has a lay judge present)
Cold Drip Gaming (1 month ago)
Why do first year associates regularly complain about being poor if they start from $160k a year
Beherit Syriac (1 month ago)
Workers rights are important and letting people know how much you make is a way of making sure everyone is being paid fairly. Unionize!
Carter Baker (1 month ago)
Objection: (Rick and Morty) Are court shows all just binding arbitrators?
Rafaela M. Russi (1 month ago)
Watch "The Practice"
Ethan Worthington (1 month ago)
I hope I never ever think like a lawyer...
RyanPm40 (1 month ago)
Should've gotten to the end of the Rick and Morty hearing.. curious to hear your thoughts on how the judge handles things toward the end
Bassem Elmehdawi (1 month ago)
Can you do My Cousin Vinny?
Bassem Elmehdawi (1 month ago)
How did you know being a Litigator was what you wanted to do?
psozeldaphreak (1 month ago)
OBJECTION! No one can "lititgate" an appeal, as proposed at 20:38
David seg (1 month ago)
Can you do a video on the tv show Bull?
Cannibal Teddy (1 month ago)
Do the whole rick and morty
Niarbeht (1 month ago)
Objection, the Rick and Morty clip contains clear Futurama references, and as such the claimed provenance is uncertain.
TechEncore (1 month ago)
You should do a reaction to the CBS T.V show called Bull.
gary merlo (1 month ago)
I was hoping he got to more of the rick and morty, there’s a part we’re rick says there’s no autopsy report or coroners report and the judge says “well maybe he doesn’t have it” , other then the body still waiting for examination meaning the report is not yet made, I don’t see how that’s not part of the discovery and I was hoping to figure that out.
AndYes Poet (1 month ago)
Finally, the rhymescheme I have been dying for: Legal Eagle Sees Ally McBeal
DAMIEN MILLS (1 month ago)
You should react to these videos I've been seeing on Facebook of this judge who keeps giving biased judgment and let's people off easy with certain violations like traffic tickets or stuff like that. He acts so emotionally and clearly shows no impartial judgement over relieving them of charges even if they are small.. it's ridiculous
Andrew Brenton (1 month ago)
Question. When you were talking about using the record to show a judge's impartiality, could that come back and bite you in the butt in a later case, or even the same case? If they weren't removed, could that further affect the judge's opinion towards you and affect your career? Also, would other judges take note of that, would it make the rounds in some sort of community of judges? Would you be known as the lawyer that challenges a judge's authority? Basically what I'm asking is that even though you would be legally correct in doing it, would it be a wise move and could it impact their view of you in the future?
GravitySloth (1 month ago)
OBJECTION! Why did you only cover like 1 minute of the Rick and Morty trial?!
eastportland (1 month ago)
Have you reacted to Night Court with Harry Anderson and Markie Post? Also, Harvey Birdman? I ask this just for some fun. Obviously they'll never be realistic, but could have some gems. [RIP Harry Anderson.]
KaibaSeto (Leo) (1 month ago)
Do Angel, season 5 episode 1 when Gunn "The Muscle" becomes Charles Gunn Attorney at Law.
NinjaNezumi (1 month ago)
OBJECTION: Foundation Established - Denny Crane has Mad Cow Disease (actually it's just early dementia), and he's Denny Crane. Therefore, Denny Crane would indeed blast his mouth off in front of the Judge. Score adjusted to A+ for Denny Crane Realism. Denny Crane.
Joseph White (1 month ago)
Objection: Rick is drunk and slightly insane. He would be better served with a public defender.
Daniel Frelick (1 month ago)
You should review Season 2 Episode 4 of Black Lightning! Not in court, but there is a scene where the main character is being prepped for potentially being a witness.
Ben Thomason (1 month ago)
1:30 "...just show me on the doll, son."
Crystal Fajman (1 month ago)
Also an episode of Judging Amy!
Crystal Fajman (1 month ago)
Would love for you to do a episode of Boston Legal!!
THECHRISTIANSINFERNO (1 month ago)
bro, why did you steal hitman's suit
thesupersonicstig (1 month ago)
I'm not even a law student lol. I just watch because I like seeing how accurate these scenes are.
cinnamongirl3121 (1 month ago)
Objection: Did her arm touch his arm? The prosecution rests.
Fredrick Tuso (1 month ago)
Have you done Judge Judy?
Santiago Fuentes (1 month ago)
I think that you should react to “My Cousin Vinny.” It’s a movie that revolves around one singular court case, and I think it would be great to see if they did a good job being realistic.
SiriusMined (1 month ago)
The funny thing is, according to the Catholic church and the principal of transubstantiation, the wafer and wine do transform literally into the body and blood of Jesus ( I used to be a Catholic. I wad an altar boy and everything). So the lawyer is not being offencive, all the religious zealots often take offense when their Doctrine is parroted back to them.
Justin Helms (1 month ago)
I’d love to see you reacting to the full Rick and Morty clip
H Lovell (1 month ago)
please review the full rick and morty one
Cody Hines (1 month ago)
24:47 if this were brought up in Ace Attorney, that person would get laughed out of the courthouse.
Cody Hines (1 month ago)
Actually, I can't remember the last time I saw a black lawyer on tv. At least not in a courtroom.
max lz (1 month ago)
Please do To Kill a Mockingbird
wolfmoon256 (1 month ago)
Please review Legally Blonde! It's got so many different aspects of lawyering to look at! (Plus it's such a fun movie)
Phoenix Fire (1 month ago)
Legally Blonde??
ultimateranger213 (1 month ago)
Objection! You should react to daredevil S1E03 Rabbit in a Snowstorm. Hope you can comment on the courtroom scenes.
Will Marsden (1 month ago)
You know what would be revolutionary - a 24 hour variant of jurisprudence for a somewhat more realistic trial time (not really), that is accurate as possible.
Molly Ray (1 month ago)
Can you please do Drop Dead Diva??? I'd really love to know how close or far fetched it was!
Pablodiablo316 (1 month ago)
try an episode of JAG, or judge judy?
DCLXVI 666 (1 month ago)
I know it an older movie, but I would love to see you react to Runaway Jury, I've always had question after watching it. Some about the lawyers, but mainly about the selection and conduct of the jury, and if something like that is even possible.
Jay Hann (1 month ago)
OBJECTION! The last clip reviewed for Rick & Morty relates to the client's defense attorney allegedly not providing discovery documents - not the prosecution. Thus, the issue is related to an attorney's duty of communication with their client. I don't know the jurisdiction, but for the model rules of professional responsibility this is rule 1.4. Most notably, rule 1.4(a) "A lawyer shall: ... (4) promptly comply with reasonable requests for information." In the instance the Rick & Morty clip there are reasons to doubt that defendant was making a reasonable request for information either because a request was never actually made or that the request may have not been reasonable. Whether or not the defense attorney in the clip was ethically deficient in regard to whatever version of rule 1.4 for the jurisdiction raises the question of whether those deficiencies met a relevant standard for the judge to order assignment of the defendant to a different public defender. What to review next: Designated Survivor, episode 4 (has some constitutional doozies ["doozies" a technical term...])
Goca Bomeped (1 month ago)
I wish he would have commented on the fight with the defendant at the end of Rick and Morty
Daniel Moss (1 month ago)
I move for a review of the deposition scenes in The Social Network.
xXWinterfoxXx (1 month ago)
I'd love to see you break down any of the court scenes of Bull. I'd like to see how you feel about the jury scenes as well as the actual court arguments.
Zeglo vrk (1 month ago)
rick and morty, denver allen vs georgia state
Bernard Soul (1 month ago)
Could you do The Wire?
Grenville Nash (1 month ago)
Great video! Maybe I should do a Paramedic reacts video...haha
Steven Northington (1 month ago)
For Boston Legal, there is actual a whole religious issue that surfaced in the debate between Protestantism and Catholicism: consubstantiation vs. transubstantiation. This debate centers on the ideas of whether communion is a metaphor of Christ's body or it is an actual literal event.
Johnathan Johnson (1 month ago)
Just came across this channel, and I love it. I certainly would like your legal take on the major legal matters of the day like you did with the Supreme Court confirmation hearing recently. Two shows/movies I would love to see you react to would be the Rainmaker with Matt Damon and Danny DeVito and Making a Murderer! Great stuff, keep it up!
Joseph LaFrance (1 month ago)
lawyers are still scum
agirlnotnamedsue (1 month ago)
you should do Philadelphia
George Raybin (1 month ago)
Denny Crane!
P. Bady (1 month ago)
Can you do maurice levy and pearlman from the wire??!
Alexander Rowley (1 month ago)
The judge getting offended by taking communion literally is also displaying a pro-Protestant bias, as the Catholic church teaches that the sacrament is literal.
Ale19 carrillo (1 month ago)
Boston legal is my favorite show ever
iBigMacPT (1 month ago)
160k to 190k a year for a law school graduate? jeez....what did I do wrong xD If I'm lucky, when I'm at the peak of my career I'll get 100k a year :/

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