Television Show, Suits, Shows Conceptual Old Lawyers Ideals in Modern Light

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Conceptual Old Lawyers Ideals, in Modern Light Since early American history, lawyers were perceived as public-servants encompassing a humble lifestyle. Notable lawyers such as Abraham Lincoln were political figures whose objective it was to serve communities and make an effort for a positive change. This notion was slowly altered as corporations began to form and corporate law firms emerged. The lucrative business of law grew and the perception of veracious, hard-working lawyers slowly transitioned into a negative one. Contemporary legal dramas such as Suits mark a shift in how corporate lawyers are perceived and creates an alternative reality, showing corporate lawyers performing their job at the highest ethical integrity while …show more content…
Conceptual Old Lawyers Ideals, in Modern Light Since early American history, lawyers were perceived as public-servants encompassing a humble lifestyle. Notable lawyers such as Abraham Lincoln were political figures whose objective it was to serve communities and make an effort for a positive change. This notion was slowly altered as corporations began to form and corporate law firms emerged. The lucrative business of law grew and the perception of veracious, hard-working lawyers slowly transitioned into a negative one. Contemporary legal dramas such as Suits mark a shift in how corporate lawyers are perceived and creates an alternative reality, showing corporate lawyers performing their job at the highest ethical integrity while addressing current political issues. Suits is a fictional drama set in the heart of New York. The protagonists of the show are Harvey Specter a notable Harvard Law graduate, and Michael Ross, a law-prodigy. The show depicts lawyers walking around in thousand-dollar suits, dining in exclusive restaurants, and flying to cities in private jet airplanes, illusive to the reality of their intact moral code. Corporate America has negatively influenced how lawyers are perceived. Capitalism creates a drive for competition, and innovation. Lawyers defend cooperation who are controlled by modern-day tycoons, and demand issues to be resolved by any means necessary. This eventually creates an ethical dilema for lawyers and disdains lawyers’ reputation.
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