Educational Links

Below are links to several different “legal” themed clips and information. Some are just funny, some are serious movie scenes, and some are educational. Enjoy!

 

10 Commandments of Cross Examination, by Irving Younger

The close from “A Time To Kill”

The close from the Scopes trial as delivered by Kevin Spacey playing C. Darrow

Dress properly for Court, from “My Cousin Vinny”

What it looks like when you try to go to Court unprepared, from “My Cousin Vinny” go to 1:04

Control your witness on Cross!  And speak clearly!  “My Cousin Vinny”

Giving your cross exam to the jury: Your questions ARE the testimony!  “My Cousin Vinny”

How not to give an Opening statement. “My Cousin Vinny”  

Using their own words against them by setting up hypothetical on Cross “A Few Good Men”    (Also a GREAT example of never saying “I have just one more question”

What you look like with no confidence, and even less preparation . “Ghost Busters II”

The Power of Silence:  “To Kill A Mockingbird 

Atticus Finch breaks most of the rules of cross examination: “To Kill A Mockingbird”

I’m an Oil Man Speech by Daniel Day Lewis: “There Will Be Blood”

(Pacing, tone control, use of silence, connection to the crowd)

A fun one that is pretty much just funny and you should watch. “Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer”

F. Lee Bailey Cross exam during OJ trial taking apart a police officer

Great motivational speech about working hard and hustling to get ahead. “Glengarry Glen Ross”

Obligatory post to dissuade you from actually going to law school