When The Movies Get It Right: Spielberg's Lincoln Understands The Law Better Than Most Movies

Before I started law school, I labored under the same misapprehension that many people do: that the law is a fixed thing with clearly delineated lines between what’s permissible and impermissible. I just assumed that law school would teach me where that line was and what sat on either side of it. My rude awakening occurred very early on in torts class when my professor’s canned response to any hypothetical from the class was “it depends.”

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