4 Legal English Podcast | Episode 006
In this episode, we discuss the legal thriller Runaway Jury.
We will also discuss voir dire and the use of jury consultants. This movie has some great scenes about the jury selection process in court (known as voir dire). The attorneys for both the plaintiff and defense have jury consultants advising them during this process.
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Legal Movies: Runaway Jury
According to Wikipedia:
Runaway Jury is a 2003 American legal thriller film directed by Gary Fleder and starring John Cusack, Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman, and Rachel Weisz. An adaptation of John Grisham's 1996 novel The Runaway Jury, the film pits lawyer Wendell Rohr (Hoffman) against shady jury consultant Rankin Fitch (Hackman), who uses illegal means to stack the jury with people sympathetic to the defense. Meanwhile, a high-stakes cat-and-mouse game begins when juror Nicholas Easter (Cusack) and his girlfriend Marlee (Weisz) appear to be able to sway the jury into delivering any verdict they want in a trial against a gun manufacturer. The film was released October 17, 2003.
4 Legal English: Best Legal Movies
This movie discussion is the first in a series. We will begin to review movies with a legal theme and discuss what we can learn from them. We will point out what is realistic and unrealistic, and use the movie as a starting point to examine some aspect of the law or the legal system. Of course we will also consider if the film is entertaining, humorous, and enjoyable.
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