The drama of law is captured daily here at Above The Law, and has been serialized in various television shows (See ‘Law and Order,’ ‘Ally McBeal,’ and ‘The Practice’). Now a reality TV producer wants to get in on the magic. From the Hollywood Reporter:
Scott Sternberg Prods. is partnering with Weinberger Media to produce “Legal Ease,” featuring the New York law firm of Tacopina Seigel & Turano.
The daily reality show will revolve around lawyers giving advice to everyday people. Stories will be shot on location, and advice will be dished out in-studio by Joseph Tacopina, head of the firm, and a panel of legal eagles.
“Legal Ease” could attract a serious audience — it would have free legal advice after all. We imagine it as the legal version of the show, The Doctors, where four real-life doctors get together and talk medicine. That “medical dream team” is anchored by Dr. Hottie, Travis Stork, former star of The Bachelor.
Unfortunately, Joseph Tacopina is not as hot as Stork. To develop a loyal audience, we think the “Legal Ease” creators should consider recruiting a hot Biglaw reality TV star. They might benefit from a look at our archives. Might we suggest Bachelorette star Jeremy Anderson, Survivor star Charlie Herschel, or Amazing Race siblings Victor and Tammy Jih?
Meanwhile, a law school in New York is mulling a star turn on an MTV reality TV show. See which law school is under consideration after the jump, and find out why its law students are opposed to the idea.
Cardozo Law School is considering starring in an MTV reality TV show. From a tipster:
The administration at the Cardozo School of Law [held] an informational meeting today with television producers who are interested in filming a reality television show at the school. Various student leaders (EICs of the Law Review, the school newspaper, the SBA) are attending the meeting along with faculty and administration. The show is rumored to be something like MTV’s True Life series, which documents the “true life” experiences of the subjects. The school did not inform the general student body, many of whom are very upset with the prospect of putting the school on television since the school is not very well known now, and introducing it to the world at large via an MTV vehicle could have serious consequences on how its perceived.
Cardozo is trying to get a consensus via Twitter:
Reality or documentary tv show? Students say no. Tell us what you think.
Sadly, Cardozo’s Twitter following numbers only 263 as of this writing. We’ll help them out by doing a poll here. Should Cardozo invite MTV’s cameras?