A Lawyer Walks into a Bar

Last night, I attended the world premiere of a documentary called A Lawyer Walks into a Bar at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. A friend from UT Law School, Evan Fitzmaurice, is a producer on the movie. The documentary follows six wanna-be lawyers struggling to prepare for and actually taking the California Bar Exam, one of the most challenging bar exams with the lowest pass rate nationwide.

The packed theater was filled with many lawyers and non-lawyers who gave the film a rousing reception. This hilarious, emotional and compelling documentary features many noted attorneys such as Joe Jamail, Robert Shapiro, Alan Dershowitz, Nancy Grace, and Scott Turow, who all give their perspectives on practicing law as a profession. I hope the movie gets picked up by a distributor. Every person that’s ever taken a bar exam will relate to the emotional roller coaster ride that these six people undertake. Keep an eye out for it- it’s destined to be a hit among the legal crowd.

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