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Law Books are Everywhere - On TV

2 Pages Posted: 12 Dec 2008  

Nicholas Pengelley


Date Written: December 12, 2008


The author points out that law books are used - often inappropriately - in many US and Canadian television programs. They are used, because of their ready (and cheap) availability, as fillers for bookcases in scenes in programs set in hospitals, the homes of superheroes and even on distant planets. Even when used in law-related settings, law books are often used inappropriately, being mixed up, or used in the wrong country - e.g., Canadian law books serving as a backdrop in the office of a US District Attorney.

Keywords: law books, TV programs

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Pengelley, Nicholas, Law Books are Everywhere - On TV (December 12, 2008). Available at SSRN: or

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