Watching court trials on TV can be a good learning experience for Law Students

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This has always been the case throughout history. We all like to look into other people's lives," said Professor Deborah W. Denno of Fordham Law School in New York.
Watching court trials on TV can be a good learning experience for Law Students

Launched in 1991, the 24/7 channel is the first and only cable network focusing entirely on crime and justice. The O.J. Simpson trial made it a popular destination, providing celebrity legal proceedings in an intriguing yet entertaining way. Tuning in to Court TV can provide an informative look into America's court system not only for a curious general public, but for law students as well.

But what can you learn from TV trials?

Professor Denno said that Court TV can provide law students with different perspectives on a wide range of legal issues. Professor Laurie L. Levenson, Director of the Center for Ethical Advocacy at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, agrees. "A law student can learn a great deal from Court TV. Frankly, a law student can learn how the courts operate, how cases are presented in court, how the rules of procedure and evidence work, and the impact of the justice system on people in our society."

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