Movie Therapy for Law Students (And Pre-Law, Paralegal, and Related Majors)
Are You Ready For Law School?? Prepare For Law School, Final Exams, and the Bar Exam by Watching Movies!!
About the Book
*Packed with black letter law, dozens of exam study tips, useful Internet links and other valuable resources for law students, legal movie trivia and other interesting nuggets. *Geared toward law students, but entertaining and straightforward enough for anyone. REVIEWS: Alan M. Dershowitz, Esq., Harvard Law School Felix Frankfurter Professor: Reversal of Fortune has been subject to many analyses over the years. This one is the best I have seen for law students and a legal audience. It really gets to the heart of the legal, tactical, and ethical issues in the case. It would be extremely useful for law students who view the film to read this perceptive and insightful analysis.” Jon S. Oxman, Esq.: “The analysis of Silkwood brings into focus the complex linkages among labor law, workers’ compensation rights, and federal and state statutory protections such as OSHA and whistleblower acts. Watching Silkwood with the author’s insights in mind will deepen the significance of both the movie and the law school experience.” Patricia E. Weidler, Esq., “I wish I had this book when going through law school. It’s perfect for those times when a student needs to step back from studying legal concepts and yet wishes to learn from a different angle. Attorney Buck’s book allows a student to take a couple of hours off and yet apply critical thinking skills, analyze the issues, and critique Hollywood’s views on the law. ... Reading this book ... will encourage lawyers, law school students, and armchair lawyers alike to look at real cases, which sometimes are even stranger than the movies!” Susan Quigley, Esq., “I wish I had this book when I was in law school. Sonia does a great job of educating through her analyses of the movies … a great teaching tool!” Links to longer reviews: http://aallspectrum.wordpress.com/2009/11/17/book-review-movie-therapy-for-law-students-and-pre-law-paralegal-and-related-majors http://www.alnyethelawyerguy.com/al_nye_the_lawyer_guy/2009/12/movie-therapy-for-law-students-by-sonia-j-buck-esq.html
About the Author
Sonia J. Buck is an attorney with the Auburn,
Maine law firm, Linnell, Choate, & Webber, LLP. She is also an adjunct faculty and Advisory Committee member at
Andover College. She received her B.A.
from the University of Southern Maine, cum laude, in 2002, and received her
J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law, magna cum laude, in 2005. In law school, she was the Production Editor
of the Maine Law Review, which published her case note entitled Church Liability for Clergy Sexual Abuse: Have Time and
Events Overthrown Swanson v. Roman Catholic Bishop of Portland? Sonia has also written several articles for
American Bar Association publications. Contact Sonia J. Buck: E-mail:
Links to book reviews: http://aallspectrum.wordpress.com/2009/11/17/book-review-movie-therapy-for-law-students-and-pre-law-paralegal-and-related-majors/