Dressed for Excess: How Hollywood Affects the Professional Behavior of Lawyers

26 Pages Posted: 10 Oct 2006 Last revised: 30 Apr 2011

Nancy B. Rapoport

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law

Date Written: April 28, 2011

Abstract

This article discusses two related points: first, that the way in which movies portray lawyers shapes how clients view effective/ineffective lawyer behavior, and second, that the portrayal also helps lawyers to forget appropriate professional behavior.

Keywords: ethics, professional responsibility, popular culture, movies, lawyers, attorneys, hollywood

JEL Classification: K10, K40, K20, K39

Suggested Citation

Rapoport, Nancy B., Dressed for Excess: How Hollywood Affects the Professional Behavior of Lawyers (April 28, 2011). Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy, Vol. 14, p. 49, 2000. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=936188

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