Objection? : an honors thesis [(HONRS 499)]
Inspiration can come from all sorts of things. I am not ashamed to say that the lawyers I saw on television when I was a child helped push me in the direction I have taken in life: becoming a criminal attorney. This thesis is a way to say "Thank you!" to that world of television lawyers. This thesis is a screenplay I have written for a thirty minute sitcom following a fresh out of law school lawyer as he tries his first case and shoots a reality show about the whole process. The lawyer's name is Owen, and he is a self employed attorney defending a man accused of murdering his wife. Although the case seems simple, a look into the defendant's past reveals a deadly pattern that Owen was not bargaining for. Faced with problems from the judge, the prosecutor, and the television network shooting the reality show, Owen must juggle everything to fight for his client in Objection?