David Langwallner

David Langwallner

David Langwallner is a graduate of the Harvard Law School and the London School of Economics. He is a barrister at 1MCB and lectures in jurisprudence at Middlesex University. He writes for Cassandra Voices, New Law Journal and Counsel magazineand is a regular columnist for Village magazine and Irish World. David was 2015 Irish Lawyer of the Year for his work as director of the Irish Innocence Project. 

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Miracle on 34th Street (1947, 1994)

David Langwallner’s seasonal choice – two different legal resolutions to the same tough challenge in court

15 December 2023

Lawyers in film: Compulsion (1959)

A terrifying film relevant to lawyers then and now, writes David Langwallner

07 August 2023

Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

Epic courtroom drama has much to relate to this day, writes David Langwallner

10 April 2023

Lawyers in film: A Man for All Seasons (1966)

The ultimate man of conscience and a lesson for all times: A Man for All Seasons (1966) reviewed by David Langwallner

28 October 2022

Lawyers in film: Le Havre (2011)

Relevant to current times, Aki Kaurismaki’s very human story focuses on the plight of the refugee and responsibility of the law, writes David Langwallner

01 June 2022

Lawyers in film: Adam's Rib (1949)

Courtroom rivalry is carried into the household and lessons on double standards, too. Review by David Langwallner

11 February 2022

Lawyers in film: The Trial (1962)

A dark reminder in a new age of excessive compliance? David Langwallner celebrates Franz Kafka’s The Trial and Orson Welles’ genius adaptation

22 September 2021

Lawyers in film: Witness for The Prosecution (1957)

One of our most notable courtroom dramas is also a useful illustration of a barrister’s craft, writes David Langwallner

02 June 2021

Lawyers in film: To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Canonised (if sanitised) by lawyers and immortalised by Gregory Peck, what can Harper Lee’s Atticus Finch teach us about criminal justice today? By David Langwallner

14 December 2020

Lawyers in film: Twelve Angry Men (1957)

The legendary Twelve Angry Men is not a film about lawyers per se but the machinations of trial by jury, presently under threat in this jurisdiction. An analysis by David Langwallner

26 October 2020
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