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Legal drama

Index Legal drama

A legal drama or a courtroom drama is a genre of film and television that generally focuses on narratives regarding legal practice and the justice system. [1]

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Ally McBeal

Ally McBeal is an American legal comedy-drama television series, originally aired on Fox from September 8, 1997 to May 20, 2002.

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American Film Institute

The American Film Institute (AFI) is an American film organization that educates filmmakers and honors the heritage of the motion picture arts in the United States.

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Amorality is an absence of, indifference towards, or disregard for morality.

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Anatomy of a Murder

Anatomy of a Murder is a 1959 American courtroom drama crime film produced and directed by Otto Preminger.

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Attorney may refer to.

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Bleak House

Bleak House is a novel by English author Charles Dickens, first published as a serial between March 1852 and September 1853.

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Boston Legal

Boston Legal is an American legal comedy-drama created by David E. Kelley and produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television for ABC.

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Castle (TV series)

Castle is an American crime-comedy-drama television series, which aired on ABC for a total of eight seasons from March 9, 2009 to May 16, 2016.

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Civil law (common law)

Civil law is a branch of the law.

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Compulsion (1959 film)

Compulsion is a 1959 American crime drama film directed by Richard Fleischer.

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A courtroom is the enclosed space in which courts of law are held in front of a judge.

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Crime comics

Crime comics is a genre of American comic books and format of crime fiction.

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Crime fiction

Crime fiction is the literary genre that fictionalises crimes, their detection, criminals, and their motives.

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Criminal law

Criminal law is the body of law that relates to crime.

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Damages (TV series)

Damages is an American legal thriller television series created by the writing and production trio Daniel Zelman and brothers Glenn and Todd A. Kessler.

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David E. Kelley

David Edward Kelley (born April 4, 1956) is an American television writer and producer, known as the creator of Picket Fences, Chicago Hope, The Practice, Ally McBeal, Boston Public, Boston Legal, Harry's Law, Big Little Lies, and Mr. Mercedes, as well as several films.

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A defendant is a person accused of committing a crime in criminal prosecution or a person against whom some type of civil relief is being sought in a civil case.

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Deliberation is a process of thoughtfully weighing options, usually prior to voting.

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Detective fiction

Detective fiction is a subgenre of crime fiction and mystery fiction in which an investigator or a detective—either professional, amateur or retired—investigates a crime, often murder.

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A film, also called a movie, motion picture, moving pícture, theatrical film, or photoplay, is a series of still images that, when shown on a screen, create the illusion of moving images.

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I Want to Live!

I Want to Live! is a 1958 film noir written by Nelson Gidding and Don Mankiewicz, produced by Walter Wanger, and directed by Robert Wise, which tells the story of a woman, Barbara Graham, an habitual criminal convicted of murder and facing execution.

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Inherit the Wind (1960 film)

Inherit the Wind is a 1960 Hollywood film adaptation of the 1955 play of the same name, written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee, directed by Stanley Kramer.

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Inherit the Wind (play)

Inherit the Wind is an American play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, which debuted in 1955.

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Judd, for the Defense

Judd, for the Defense is an American legal drama originally broadcast on the ABC network on Friday nights from September 8, 1967, to September 19, 1969.

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Judgment at Nuremberg

Judgment at Nuremberg is a 1961 American courtroom drama film directed by Stanley Kramer, written by Abby Mann and starring Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Maximilian Schell, Werner Klemperer, Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland, William Shatner, and Montgomery Clift.

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Law & Order

Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series, created by Dick Wolf and part of the ''Law & Order'' franchise.

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Law firm

A law firm or a law company is a business entity formed by one or more lawyers to engage in the practice of law.

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A lawyer or attorney is a person who practices law, as an advocate, attorney, attorney at law, barrister, barrister-at-law, bar-at-law, counsel, counselor, counsellor, counselor at law, or solicitor, but not as a paralegal or charter executive secretary.

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Legal practice

Legal practice is sometimes used to distinguish the body of judicial or administrative precedents, rules, policies, customs, and doctrines from legislative enactments such as statutes and constitutions which might be called "laws" in the strict sense of being commands to the general public, rather than only to a set of parties.

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Legal thriller

The legal thriller is a subgenre of thriller and crime fiction in which the major characters are lawyers and their employees.

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List of police television dramas

This is a list of police television programs.

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Matlock (TV series)

Matlock is an American television legal drama, starring Andy Griffith in the title role of criminal-defense attorney Ben Matlock.

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Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law

Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law is an American legal drama, jointly created by David Victor and former law professor Jerry McNeely, that starred actor Arthur Hill.

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Perry Mason (TV series)

Perry Mason is an American legal drama series originally broadcast on CBS television from September 21, 1957, to May 22, 1966.

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Petrocelli was an American legal drama which ran for two seasons on NBC from September 11, 1974 to March 31, 1976.

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A plaintiff (Π in legal shorthand) is the party who initiates a lawsuit (also known as an action) before a court.

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Police procedural

The police procedural, or police crime drama, is a subgenre of detective fiction that depicts investigations into several unrelated crimes in a single story or episode.

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Scopes Trial

The Scopes Trial, formally known as The State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes and commonly referred to as the Scopes Monkey Trial, was an American legal case in July 1925 in which a substitute high school teacher, John T. Scopes, was accused of violating Tennessee's Butler Act, which had made it unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school.

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Suits (U.S. TV series)

Suits is an American legal drama television series created and written by Aaron Korsh.

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Television show

A television show (often simply TV show) is any content produced for broadcast via over-the-air, satellite, cable, or internet and typically viewed on a television set, excluding breaking news, advertisements, or trailers that are typically placed between shows.

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The Brothers Karamazov

The Brothers Karamazov (Бра́тья Карама́зовы, Brat'ya Karamazovy), also translated as The Karamazov Brothers, is the final novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky.

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The Defenders (1961 TV series)

The Defenders is an American courtroom drama series that ran on CBS from 1961 to 1965.

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The Good Wife

The Good Wife is an American legal and political drama television series that aired on CBS from September 22, 2009, to May 8, 2016.

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The Paper Chase (film)

The Paper Chase is a 1973 film starring Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, and John Houseman, and directed by James Bridges.

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The Practice

The Practice is an American legal drama created by David E. Kelley centering on the partners and associates at a Boston law firm.

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The Young Philadelphians

The Young Philadelphians is a 1959 drama film starring Paul Newman, Barbara Rush, Robert Vaughn and Alexis Smith, and directed by Vincent Sherman.

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To Kill a Mockingbird (film)

To Kill a Mockingbird is a 1962 American drama film directed by Robert Mulligan.

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In law, a trial is a coming together of parties to a dispute, to present information (in the form of evidence) in a tribunal, a formal setting with the authority to adjudicate claims or disputes.

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Trial film

Trial films is a film genre, also commonly referred to as courtroom drama.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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A whodunit or whodunnit (a colloquial elision of "Who done it?" or "Who did it?") is a complex, plot-driven variety of the detective story in which the audience is given the opportunity to engage in the same process of deduction as the protagonist throughout the investigation of a crime.

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Witness for the Prosecution (1957 film)

Witness for the Prosecution is a 1957 American courtroom drama film with film noir elements.

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12 Angry Men (1957 film)

12 Angry Men is a 1957 American courtroom drama film adapted from a teleplay of the same name by Reginald Rose.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_drama

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