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You guys asked for it: more analysis of Suits! This is episode 2 of the first season. For some reason Harvey is putting together a VC deal and waits to file a patent until after he talks to investors. Regardless of Mike’s screw up (failing to file the patent), Harvey is the one that should have patented the cell phone LONG before. These guys are supposed to be good lawyers right?
SUITS has been highly requested; probably the most requested show on this channel. I think I missed Suits the first time around since I had already graduated from law school when it came out. But I’m glad I got a chance to watch this. This week i’m deconstructing the first episode of Suits.
I get asked a lot about whether being a practicing attorney is like being a lawyer on TV. I love watching legal movies 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 ridiculous.
Today I'm taking a break from teaching law students how to kick ass in law school to take on lawyers in the movies and on TV. While all legal movies and shows take dramatic license to make things more interesting (nobody wants to see hundreds of hours of brief writing), many of them have a grain of truth.
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