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2014 Millies Winners

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

The results are in and congratulations to the final winners of this year’s Millies!

Elle Woods, the masses have spoken and your legal future is looking bright, and Atticus Finch, you are counted among the best of the (fictional) best.

Congrats also go to our Prediction Contest Winner Kaileen Balzano, who got four out of four categories correct.

 

Thanks to all who participated in this year’s Millies!

 

2014 Millies Winners

Best Negotiation/Mediation Scene: John Beckwith & Jeremy Grey, Wedding Crashers

Best Courtroom Scene: Vincent Gambini, My Cousin Vinny

Most Promising Law/Pre-Law Student: Elle Woods

Favorite Lawyer: Atticus Finch

Millies Week 1 Winners

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

my_cousin_vinnie Wedding-Crashers

The voters have spoken, and they were blown away by John Beckwith and Jeremy Grey’s mediation in Wedding Crashers. As for best courtroom scene, the honor went to Vincent Gambini, everyone’s favorite cousin. This is the second consecutive Millie for Beckwith, Grey, and Gambini.

Stay tuned for this week’s category’s—Most Promising Law/Pre-Law Student and Favorite Lawyer.

The Millies: Law in Action

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

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Welcome to the first week of the Millies, a celebration of law in film. This week we’re focused on the law—and lawyers—in action. From the give and take of negotiation and the compromises of mediation to the all-out court scenes, this week we’ve got it all. If you would like to see an example of the fictional characters’ work, please click on their names. Please note: these clips may contain NSFW language.

Best Negotiation/Mediation Scene

Wedding-CrashersJohn Beckwith & Jeremy Grey, Wedding Crashers

 

intolerable_crueltyMiles, Intolerable Cruelty

 

clientsarandonReggie Love, The Client

 

civil actionJan Schlichtmann, A Civil Action

 

Best Courtroom Scene

MSDFEGO EC016Daniel Kaffee, A Few Good Men

 

my_cousin_vinnieVincent Gambini, My Cousin Vinny

 

2002_chicago_007Billy Flynn, Chicago

 

Liar LiarFletcher Reede, Liar Liar

 

And Justice for AllArthur Kirkland, …And Justice for All

 

Vote Now

 

Voting will be open until 12pm EST Friday, February 28 and is open to all. Results will be posted to the Law Library’s blog.

It’s Millie Time

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

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Oscar? Who cares about Oscar? Here at the Law Library, everything’s coming up Millie. That’s right. Millies season is upon us!

Named for our first director Mildred Miles, The Millies honor law and the people who uphold it in film. Over the course of the next two weeks, the choice is yours. Who had the best negotiation/mediation? Who had the best courtroom scene? Which law or pre-law student is the most promising? And, finally, who is the favorite lawyer?

Anyone may participate. Voting will open on Monday at 3pm and close Friday at noon. You will be able to access the ballot via the Law Library’s blog. Results will be revealed each Friday on the Law Library’s blog. If you find you don’t agree with the nominees for a category, never fear—there will be a write-in option for each category.

Millies season starts Monday. Stay tuned.

Your Favorite First Chair

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

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The results are in and the lawyer you want occupying the First Chair is none other than Denny Crane! Denny managed to beat out the Law & Order attorneys, Alex and Jack, by one and two votes respectively. Jackie Chiles and Ally McBeal came trailed behind, coming in at fourth and fifth.

Congratulations to law student Dave Visco, the winner of the Prediction Contest. Dave was the only person to correctly predict the winner for every category.

Many thanks to all who partook in the Lennies. Be sure to keep an eye out for the Millies next semester when the Law Library honors law in film.

Denny Crane

Charles B’s Beach Reads: From the Millies

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

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Summer is here and you know what that means…it’s beach reading season! We at the Charles B. Sears Law Library realize that you might want to put down the casebooks and dive into something fun (before you watch the movie). Here are our recommendations From the Millies.

 

GodfatherThe Godfather by Mario Puzo

This mafia classic introduced the world to the Corleone family: Don Vito; sons Sonny, Fredo and Michael; and adopted son, Tom Hagen, the lawyer and Family consigliere Millie voters are rather fond of.

Recommended by Joe Gerken

This title can be found at Lockwood 

 

MockingbirdTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

This classic tells a story of prejudice, justice, and compassion. Also Atticus Finch.

Recommended by Melissa Bernaz & Anne Marie Swartz

This title can be found at Lockwood

 

Civil ActionA Civil Action by Jonathan Harr

Follow the true story of hotshot lawyer Jan Schlichtmann’s epic struggle for justice with Anderson v. Cryovac, a water contamination case.

Recommended by Beth Adelman & Terry McCormack

This title can be found at the Law Library

 

the clientThe Client by John Grisham

The legal thriller about attorney Reggie Love and her quest to protect her child client, Mark Sway, from the Mob that wants him silent, and the prosecutors that want his testimony.

Recommended by Mary Taylor & Anne Marie Swartz

This title can be found at Lockwood

For more reading suggestions, check out our Exhibit page or stop by the display on the 2nd floor of the Law Library.

And the Millie for Favorite Lawyer Goes to…

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

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Congratulations to Atticus Finch! In a landslide victory, voters decided they were willing to stand for Atticus, the lawyer who taught us that compassion and understanding comes from walking around in someone else’s skin…in a non-creepy way, of course. This is the first Millie for Atticus who gave a special shout out to his kids, Jem and Scout, and an unnamed neighbor.

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Thanks to all who participated in this year’s Millie season!

The Millies: Favorite Lawyer

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George | 3 Comments

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Oh what a long, strange journey it’s been. First you called the Best Mediation/Negotiation. Then you called Best Courtroom Scene. Last week you decided that Eric Stratton’s future as a lawyer was shiny and bright. Now, as we enter our final week,  it’s time to consider the other end of the spectrum—and one of the most contested categories—who is the best of the best?

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 

 

MSDFEGO EC016Lt. Daniel Kaffee, A Few Good Men 

 

Vote Now

Voting will be open until 12pm EST Friday, February 22 and is open to all.  Results will be posted to the Law Library blog.

And the Millie for Most Promising Law/Pre-Law Student Goes to…

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

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Congratulations to Eric Stratton from Animal House! Faber College may have given him double secret probation, but the voters see nothing but good things ahead. This is the first Millie for Stratton, who will be celebrating his victory with the Deltas at a toga party.

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 Be sure to check back in on Monday for the nominees for the final Millies category, Favorite Lawyer.

Choose All the Choices!

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

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These are exciting times we live in. Our opinions matter. I don’t need to refer to any freedoms or Amendments to back that belief up. All I need to do is refer to the news. After months of odd Eva Longoria commercials, Lays has finally decided to let us choose: Sriacha, Chicken and Waffles, or Cheesy Garlic Bread.

Last week, the SCOTUSblog and Bloomberg opened up a challenge for those who care to give their opinions on issues that contain more substance than crunch. The Supreme Court Challenge is a competition for law students to see who can predict outcomes for a set number of merits cases and cert petitions. Prizes are sizable sums with a bonus if you manage to beat the SCOTUSblog team.

Finally, if you haven’t done so already, you should exercise your right to choose the winner for Week 3 of the Millies. The people have already spoken and John Beckwith & Jeremy Grey from Wedding Crashers took home Best Mediation/Negotiation. Vincent Gambini from My Cousin Vinny took Best Courtroom Scene in a breakaway victory last week. This week it’s all about the Most Promising Law/Pre-Law student. Voting closes on Friday at noon so choose soon.