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Law Movie Corner: Erin Brockovich (2000)

October 2020 Bar Bulletin

By Jacob Kuykendall

Based on real life for a change, Erin Brockovich stars Julia Roberts a smart and forceful legal clerk who discovers that a utility company has been attempting to buy the houses from homeowners in a rural town in order to coverup for a deadly ecological disaster that’s causing deadly medical issues in the community.

Writing this column has clued me in to a sad fact of life for reviewing legal thrillers: they do not have very diverse casts. I really wanted to highlight some law movies that star women and people of color, but the options are slim. Most of the law movies starring...

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