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Documentaries could improve trials

Zachary Edwards | Student Lawyers and filmmakers operate under similar guidelines in their respective occupations. Lawyers must frame their argument to be favorable for their client, similarly, filmmakers must frame their content to portray what they want, how they want. Filmmakers and screenwriters have moved more toward creating true stories. Screenplays are taking liberty with real-life events, which can get dangerous in a culture where media literacy is relatively low. Many viewers of this content take these films and television shows as the complete truth, which does not make…

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  • Influencers | Social Media , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Jun 13, 2018

Informative advertisements could clear confusion

Chase Riekhof | StudentAdvertising is a field that is constantly changing and innovating, adapting to new technologies and the modern world. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same about our current court system and the resulting trial processes. By implementing certain techniques and principles from within the world of advertising to the court process, much could be done to improve the entire system, giving our courts a fresh start and new look.

Advertising primarily exists for the purpose of either informing or persuading, both of which I feel like court process…

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  • Influencers | Social Media , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Jun 06, 2018

Transparency is an Asset to Improve the Jury Selection Process in Los Angeles Courts

Rachel Ettlinger | Student Japanese citizens experienced their first-ever jury trial in which they could watch the proceedings unfold before their own eyes; in nineteenth-century England, using a jury was belittled as the English accused using peers of not being professional enough to hand down an appropriate verdict; today, in the United States, potential jurors will do whatever they can to get out of performing their civic duty of serving as a juror.

Globally the process of serving on a jury is seen as a privilege; so much so…

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  • Influencers | Social Media , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • May 30, 2018

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