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Kaplan Test Prep Goes to the Movies to Identify “The Most Authentic Legal Movies of All Time”

<p class='bwalignc'> <b>Live, Online, Interactive Event on Tuesday, May 7, at 8 PM EDT Will Give Pre-Law Students a Closer Look at What's Real and What's Not about Law-Themed Movies</b> </p>

Friday, May 03, 2013

Kaplan Test Prep Goes to the Movies to Identify “The Most Authentic Legal Movies of All Time”

14:45 EDT Friday, May 03, 2013

NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- From “My Cousin Vinny” to “Legally Blond” to “12 Angry Men,” the field of law has inspired many a Hollywood plot -- and there's a lot of fact and fiction to go around. On the May 7 episode of The 180 – Live, Kaplan Test Prep's live, online talk show exclusively for pre-law students, Kaplan experts will delve into the authenticity of legal issues represented in well-known films and name “The Most Authentic Legal Movies of All Time.” Lights dim at 8 PM EDT, so make sure to register today and log on a few minutes early to grab your virtual seat.

“From war crimes in ‘Judgment at Nuremberg,' to family law in ‘Kramer vs. Kramer,' to military justice in ‘A Few Good Men,' to employment law in ‘Philadelphia,' to criminal law in ‘Chicago,' some of the most impactful and entertaining movies of our times were deeply seated in the law,” said Jeff Thomas, director of pre-law programs, Kaplan Test Prep and longtime host of The 180. “Our show will be a fun, informative discussion about movies with themes strongly, if humorously, based around the law to identify which are most representative of what actually happens in the classroom and the courtroom. If you are a pre-law student who loves films, this is a must-attend event. We encourage all those who attend to sound off about their own opinions too. For this event, everyone is a critic.”

The program will also include an active Twitter chat with the hashtag #The180.

To register for the free event, students can visit Students can also follow Kaplan LSAT on Twitter at @KaplanLSATPrep. For journalists who want to cover the event, please contact Russell Schaffer at or 212.453.7538.

About Kaplan Test Prep

Kaplan Test Prep ( is a premier provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Established in 1938, Kaplan is the world leader in the test prep industry. With a comprehensive menu of online offerings as well as a complete array of print books and digital products, Kaplan offers preparation for more than 90 standardized tests, including entrance exams for secondary school, college and graduate school, as well as professional licensing exams for attorneys, physicians and nurses. Kaplan also provides private tutoring and graduate admissions consulting services.

Note to editors: Kaplan is a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO)

Kaplan Test Prep
Russell Schaffer, 212-453-7538
Twitter: @KapTestNews

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