ABA Names 25 Greatest Legal TV Shows

The August 2009 issue of the American Bar Association Journal features a piece by S.F. Ward titled The 25 Greatest Legal TV Shows.

We put that question to a jury of 12 experts—nine lawyers, two scholars and a TV critic—who write or teach about the nexus of law and pop culture. They were asked to pick their favorites among the scores of legal-minded shows that have come and gone over the years. We stayed away from those daytime judge shows and reality television, sticking to shows with actual scripts—though with some episodes of Law & Order it might be hard to tell the difference.

The following are the top 10 of the greatest legal TV shows:
1. L.A. Law
2. Perry Mason
3. The Defenders
4. Law & Order
5. The Practice
6. Ally McBeal
7. Rumpole of the Bailey
8. Boston Legal
9. Damages
10. Night Court

… and there is more. Click here to access the entire listing. Do you have a suggestion for a good legal TV show that deserves a spot in the top 25? Feel free to share your comments.

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