Title

Damages: The Truth is Out There

Publication Date

2009

Publication Title

Lawyers in Your Living Room!: Law on Television

Document Type

Book Section

Abstract

In this essay, part of Michael Asimow's forthcoming collection on lawyers on TV, I discuss the television show Damages and its portrayal of powerful lawyers, and whether their exercise of their power damages them. In particular, I examine the show's depiction of women lawyers, and whether their exercise of legal power transforms them. Do we as clients, as lawyers, and as an audience resist the vision of powerful women lawyers? Does the exercise of legal power damage women, or does it make them stronger?

Book Editors

Michael Asimow

Publisher

American Bar Association

Section Title

Damages: The Truth is Out There

Link to LSU Law's Library Catalog

Lawyers in Your Living Room!: Law on Television