Media has always influenced the public. From television to radio, to newer forms of social media, it’s had the ability to influence people’s decisions, beliefs and values for decades. At EM Law, we wanted to know just how influential media can be. More specifically, legal TV shows and their ability to sway career decisions.
Legal TV shows often depict law professionals as those who earn big in high-stake cases, never tire of intense work-related dramas, and live a lavish personal life outside of the courtroom. Often portraying lawyers as intelligent, confident – and most importantly – successful, we polled 500 people to learn if these media-enhanced desirable outcomes actually materialised.