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"INSIDER" featured Sabrina Blefgen, a student at The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University in "8 things 'Legally Blonde' got right about law school and 6 it got wrong"

02/05/2019

"INSIDER" featured Sabrina Blefgen, a student at The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University in "8 things 'Legally Blonde' got right about law school and 6 it got wrong"

 The 2001 hit comedy, "Legally Blonde," has gained a large following for its portrayal of the struggle of law school through the eyes of the lovable Elle Woods. Once Woods decides to go to law school to prove her smarts to her ex-boyfriend's traditional family, she has to work harder than she's ever worked to prove herself to her ex and her professors, eventually culminating in a dramatic courtroom scene.

According to lead actress, Reese Witherspoon, young women have come up to her and told her that Elle Woods was the reason they went to law school. This film is popular amongst law students and was recently given an homage in Ariana Grande's Thank U, Next video.

INSIDER interviewed law students on how "Legally Blonde" measures up against the law school process. They all had gripes but were generally in praise of Elle's character and the movie's depiction of the difficulty of law school.

Here's everything wrong and right with "Legally Blonde." 

The competitive nature of the internship process is super accurate.

"Quite often, you are applying for internship opportunities in the fall that won't take place until the following summer and you'll be interviewing for tons of internships competing against students from your law school as well as many other law schools. I could easily relate to the feeling Elle had when she saw her name on the list of students who had been selected for Callahan's internship," recounts Sabrina Blefgen, a student at The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University.

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