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And the winner for Favorite Lawyer is…

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Atticus Finch! This is Atticus’ third consecutive win in the category. The pillar of Maycomb County has shown the best of what lawyers can be. With all the excitement surrounding Go Set a Watchman set for publication in July, it looks like the world will get even more Atticus to love. Vincent Gambini (My Cousin Vinny) came in second, with Tom Hagen (The Godfather) lagging behind in third. There was no love for Reggie Love (The Client), but there was a write in for Henry Drummond (Inherit the Wind).

Well that’s a wrap for Millies season this year. Many thanks to all who took the time to vote.

2015 Millies Winners

Best Negotiation/Mediation

John Beckwith and Jeremy Grey (Wedding Crashers)

Best Courtroom Scene

Daniel Kaffee (A Few Good Men)

Most Promising Law/Pre-Law Student

Elle Woods (Legally Blonde)

Favorite Lawyer

Atticus Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird)

Gargano to get Law Day Award

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Gargano

Exciting news! Bernadette Gargano’s Pro Se Civil Litigation Support Practicum was selected to receive the Law Day 2015 Justice Award from the Erie County Bar Association. The Pro Se Civil Litigation Support Practicum was selected as co-recipient for the award, along with VLP’s family and federal court help desks. The Justice Award recognizes individuals who have substantially contributed to the improvement of the justice system.  The students in Bernadette’s practicum have provided over 1,500 hours of assistance to pro se litigants appearing at the help desks in family and federal court.  Bernadette also frequently serves as a volunteer attorney for the federal court help desk.

Congratulations, Bernadette, and thank you for all your hard work and service!

The Millies: Favorite Lawyer

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We’re entering the final week of the Millies, and it’s time to determine who will be Favorite Lawyer.

Many in the legal profession can point to a particular character on the silver screen and say, “That’s why I became a lawyer.” (Or, those outside the profession can say, “This character gives me hope that not all lawyers are awful.”) Inquiring minds want to know—which lawyer is the one that does it for you? If you would like to see an example of the nominees’ work, please click on their names. Please note: these clips may contain NSFW language.

ToKillMockngbrd_150PyxurzAtticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird

my_cousin_vinnieVincent Gambini, My Cousin Vinny

godfather_hagen_02Tom Hagen, The Godfather

clientsarandonReggie Love, The Client

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Voting will be open until 12pm EST Friday, February 27 and is open to all. Results will be posted to the Law Library blog.

And the Winner for Most Promising Law/Pre-Law Student is…

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Elle Woods

Get those fingers snapping because Elle Woods has taken the Millie for Most Promising Law/Pre-Law Student. Snaps for Elle! This is the second consecutive win for Ms. Woods who has once again wowed us with her command of the courtroom—and knowledge of haircare. Eric Stratton (Animal House) came in second, with James T. Hart (The Paper Chase) a distant third, and, rounding out the list, Mike McDermott (Rounders) was fourth.

Many thanks to all who took the time to vote. Please check back in on Monday when we kick off our final—and most contentious—category Favorite Lawyer.

The Millies: Most Promising Law/Pre-Law Student

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As we enter Week 3 of the Millies, it’s time to consider those students who may graduate to become the next hotshot attorney.

From breaking through stereotypes, to dealing with the stress of finals, to standing against the system, law students may not have an easy time of it. Each of these nominees has proven him or herself by breaking away from the pack. But which of these students is the most promising? That is for you to decide. If you would like to see an example of their work, please click on their names. Please note: these clips may contain NSFW language.

Elle WoodsElle Woods, Legally Blonde

esq-the-paper-chase-movie-still-101910-xlgJames T. Hart, The Paper Chase

RoundersMike McDermott, Rounders

eric-strattonEric Stratton, Animal House

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Voting will be open until 12pm EST Friday, February 20 and is open to all. Results will be posted to the Law Library blog.

And the winner for Best Courtroom Scene is…

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Jump on the nearest couch because A Few Good Men’s Daniel Kaffee has taken home the Millie for Best Courtroom Scene. This is the first win for Lt. Kaffee. Billy Flynn (Chicago) came in at a distant second and Arthur Kirland (…And Justice for All) third. Henry Drummond (Inherit the Wind), Mona Lisa Vito (My Cousin Vinny) and Abraham Lincoln (Young Mr. Lincoln) were the write in candidates who all tied for fourth. Believe it or not, Fletcher Reede from Liar Liar got nary a vote.

Thanks to all who took the time to vote this week. Check back in on Monday to find out the nominees for Most Promising Law/Pre-Law Student.

The Millies: Best Courtroom Scene

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Happy Spring Semester everyone! We’re into the second week of the Millies. Time to shake off that snow—Why more snow? Why?—and decide who had the best courtroom scene.

Whether it be with opening statements or cross-examinations, lawyers are the stars of their courtroom. Their moments to shine may come from cracking a witness, dancing around the evidence, exploiting a technicality, or standing up for what he believes to be right. But which of these lawyers has the best courtroom scene? That is for you to decide. If you would like to see an example of their work, please click on their names. Please note: these clips may contain NSFW language.

 

MSDFEGO EC016Daniel Kaffee, A Few Good Men

2002_chicago_007Billy Flynn, Chicago

Liar LiarFletcher Reede, Liar Liar

And Justice for AllArthur Kirkland, …And Justice for All

 

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Voting will be open until 12pm EST Friday, February 13 and is open to all. Results will be posted to the Law Library blog.

And the Winner for Best Negotiation/Mediation is…

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Wedding-Crashers

Cue up Shout on your playlist and put on your dancing shoes because Wedding Crashers’ John Beckwith and Jeremy Grey are taking home the Millie for Best Negotiation/Mediation! It was a tough race with Erin Brockovich coming in second, Miles third, Lucy fourth, and write in candidate Billy Beane from Moneyball bringing up the rear. This is the third Millies win for John and Jeremy who couldn’t be located for a comment. One can only assume that they’re already hitting the Millies after parties in search of music, crabcakes, and someone who may be willing to throw some frequent flier miles their way.

Check back in on Monday to find out the nominees for Best Courtroom Scene.

The Millies: Best Negotiation/Mediation

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Welcome to the first week of the Millies, a celebration of law in film. As any lawyer will tell you, not all action takes place in a courtroom. Negotiation and mediation are key tools in any lawyer’s arsenal whether the case is a divorce or a class action. The following lawyers (and professional mediators) have been selected for their skill.

If you would like to see an example of the nominees’ work, please click on their names. Please note: these clips may contain NSFW language.

Best Negotiation/Mediation

 

Wedding-CrashersJohn Beckwith & Jeremy Grey, Wedding Crashers

 

Sandra-Bullock-Two-Weeks-Notice.1Lucy Kelson, Two Weeks Notice 

 

intolerable_crueltyMiles, Intolerable Cruelty

 

BrockovichErin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich

 

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Voting will be open until 12pm EST Friday, February 6 and is open to all. Results will be posted to the Law Library’s blog.