The ABA ranks it as the 3rd best legal movie and Justice Antonin Scalia said it was his favorite lawyer movie.
It’s commonly used to help teach procedure and evidence in law schools. And many lawyers use it to offer tips for how to effectively try a jury case.
After 30 years of popularity and acclaim, it’s.worth reflecting on how this movie came about and why it’s so beloved by so many lawyers and judges.
- My Cousin Vinny (Wikipedia article)
- ‘What Is a Yute?’: An Oral History of ‘My Cousin Vinny’ (2022 Rolling Stone article about making of the film)
- 12 pivotal movie scenes with lessons for lawyers (ABA article)
- Every Young Trial Lawyer Needs To Watch My Cousin Vinny (Litigation & Trial article)
- Top 10 Lessons from My Cousin Vinny (LegalNews.com article)
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