7 Shows on Netflix That Aspiring Lawyers Should Watch During Lockdown

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Want to be a lawyer someday? A lot of people do because they want to make a difference in the world and help make it a better place.

While legal dramas and TV shows don’t accurately depict the profession, it certainly shows various situations that are typical in a lawyer’s life, whether you belong to a firm of commercial lawyers in Townsville or you’re a criminal lawyer in Queensland.

The following shows count as great sources for research purposes. They’re also a great way to kill time while you’re quarantined at home.

7 Netflix Shows Aspiring Lawyers Should Check Out During This Lockdown

1. Suits

USA Network

2011-2019

Smart. Clever. Sophisticated.

Suits is an entertaining yet educational show that gives its audience a glimpse of what people in the profession encounter on a daily basis.

Set in New York City, the show follows the lives of the people who work for the fictional law firm, Pearson Hardman, and how each character deals with distressing issues in a lawyer’s life.

2. Law and Order

NBC

1990-2010

For 20 seasons, the show Law and Order did its best to stay relevant to the issues and latest headlines across two decades.

What started out as a New York-based legal drama, the show expanded its borders to Los Angeles and London. It also spawned spinoff shows like Special Victim’s Unit and Criminal Intent.

3. How To Get Away With Murder

person using remote controlABC

2014-Present

The show’s story started with a group of ambitious and driven law students that get involved with a murder plot along with their professor.

This is one of the best legal dramas there is on Netflix. It has several nominations under its belt and nine awards from several reputable award-giving bodies.

4. Castle

ABC

2009-2016

Unlike the other shows in this list, Castle is not a show that’s focused on laws, courts, and legal proceedings. It, however, features plenty of valuable information about the law as the stars go from one unusual crime to another all over New York City.

5. L.A. Law

NBC

1986-1994

While some consider the portrayal to be out there, L.A. Law is considered by many to be the best series about law firms in TV history.

The show deals with real-life concerns that distract lawyers daily, namely office politics and romantic relationships.

6. The Practice

ABC

1997-2004

The Practice takes on a unique perspective about legal matters and cases. It has encouraged legal practitioners to think unconventionally and trust their gut feeling in unfolding the truth.

7. Boston Legal

ABC

2004-2008

While Boston Legal also deals with the day-to-day issues every lawyer faces, one of its strengths as a show is its ability to feature the different lives and values of the cast of characters. It also gets plus points for being witty and funny.

Hopefully, by watching shows like these, you have a renewed sense of purpose and will all the more want to pursue a career in one of the noblest professions in history. Change the world for the better!

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