An awesome show that accurately depicts the American criminal legal system and provides insightful commentary on a variety of legal issues.
Lawyer/Law Student Definition
1. That show that makes my non-lawyer friends and families think they know things about how the legal system works.
2. A gross misrepresentation of the American criminal justice system, complete with representing the Constitution in the most unflattering light possible and the suggestion that most criminal issues end in trials where the accused has a really awesome but morally bankrupt attorney.
3. A really entertaining show that’s great for spotting procedural and substantive due process violations and giggling at the over-simplification of complex legal controversies.
4. A show with a single redeeming quality: making Miranda rights an essential part of our legal system by ensuring that many Americans actually have them memorized.