Thursday, August 28, 2014

Justice Kennedy was at UM Law to welcome new students

Miami in August?  He needs to schedule this trip for beginning of the Spring semester...

Anyway, Justice Kennedy had this to say (via UM News):
He had expected answers such as The Verdict, To Kill a Mockingbird, or A Few Good Men—Hollywood films related to the legal profession that had strong messages and profound meaning.

But when U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy saw the movie that many of the students applying to China’s first school of law based on the American law school model had cited as the Hollywood picture that most inspired them to want to become an attorney, he was shocked: Legally Blonde, a 2001 comedy that stars Reese Witherspoon as a sorority girl who struggles to win back her ex-boyfriend by earning a law degree.

Kennedy would later learn more about the film and understood why the students related to it. “For them it [law school] was a new and daring adventure,” he said Monday to about 250 first-year University of Miami School of Law students. “This was a risk, a different world…and I want you to feel that way about law school.”

What about Vinny?!


Literati said...

It's a shame that Justice Kennedy didn't mention My Cousin Vinny. That said, I recently talked to a law student who had no idea what My Cousin Vinny was.

Anonymous said...

Only 250 - boy was I lucky they let 450 in my year. That's right, let's inflate the value of my crappy diploma one less student at a time.


Anonymous said...

he also gave a speech for his son at casa tua- justin kennedy turned 50