Welcome to Law School, Part VIII

Gordon Smith at Conglomerate and Larry Ribstein at Ideoblog have some additional thoughts on what incoming law students should read, watch, and listen to:

Gordon recommends.

Larry recommends (book).

Larry recommends (song).

Larry recommends (movie).

I’ve had my say on books (see WTLS, Parts II and III, below), and I’ll get out of my depth on songs pretty quickly. On film, however, how about:
Casablanca, which is a movie that everyone should see, law school or no law school, and which teaches a few things about integrity along the way. Or Some Like it Hot (same, though you have to watch to the very last line of the movie to get the joke).

Other possibilities — note that I’m serious about these being good and valuable movies, and joking — in part — about whether watching a movie will help you prepare for law school:
Bridge on the River Kwai
Breaker Morant
Sophie’s Choice
Renoir’s La Regle Du Jeu
just about anything by David Mamet (try Glengarry Glen Ross, or course, or Wag the Dog, or State and Main).

Link to Welcome to Law School, Part I: Get fit.

Link to Welcome to Law School, Part II: Scientists should read some literature.

Link to Welcome to Law School, Part III: Non-scientists should read some science.

Link to Welcome to Law School, Part IV: Write.

Link to Welcome to Law School, Part V: On law school prep classes.

Link to Welcome to Law School, Part VI: On taking law school exams.

Link to Welcome to Law School, Part VII: On grades.