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If you've been staying on top of the new fall TV season, you've probably heard about The Grinder. It's a new Fox comedy starring Rob Lowe as an actor who decides to become a lawyer after starring in a long-running legal drama. Basically, someone turned "I'm not a lawyer, but I play one on TV" into its own show. Meanwhile, his putzy younger brother, played by Fred Savage, struggles to deal with his brother's grandstanding.

In concept, however, the show isn't far from the truth. If the show's producers wanted to be even more realistic, however, they would have cast Fred Savage, once a child actor known for The Wonder Years, in the leading role. Child actors, it seems, often grow up to become lawyers.

The Golden Age of Television continues, with How to Get Away With Murder at its vanguard. Yesterday's episode featured two court proceedings, as many dead bodies, and a very chemistry-free Sapphic love scene.

In typical HTGAWM fashion, they got most of the law wrong. But it made for great, if stupefying, TV. Here's your spoiler-filled recap:

It's TV season again and that means that ABC's How to Get Away With Murder is back, fresh off the heels of Viola Davis' Emmy Award. If you're not familiar with HTGAWM, it's the ridiculous story of Professor Annalise Keating's never-ending Crim Law course, where the best and the brightest student patsies are invited to help folks, well, get away with murder. Or solve murders. It's a bit ambiguous at this point.

If you're a lawyer or law student, you should be both infuriated and entertained by How to Get Away With Murder. Between all the campy, sexy drama (the show comes from Shonda Rhymes, the genius who gave us Grey's Anatomy and Scandal), HTGAWM gets pretty much everything about the law and law school wrong. Here's your lawyers' and haters' guide to our (secretly) favorite TV show.

Discovery got you down? Have you been chewed out by a partner after working the whole weekend? Would you rather stay in bed all day? Sounds like you could use some inspiration.

Thankfully, TED Talks -- those quick combos of smart thinking, great storytelling, and PowerPoint mastery -- specialize in inspiration. Here are seven of our favorites that can remind you why you became a lawyer, how you can work for justice, and how you can use your skills to persuade and inspire others.

They say LinkedIn is like Tinder for job applicants ("swipe right to get in touch with a recruiter!"), but some users seem to take the comparison literally. One U.K. lawyer was recently called out for using LinkedIn to comment on the appearance of a human rights lawyer 30 years his junior.

Of course, the randy married lawyer claimed the message was purely complimentary, which just goes to show that one's man compliment can be another's ceaseless, uninvited focus on appearance over personal and professional accomplishments. Now, the woman who went public with the comment is facing significant professional backlash. Just which side crossed the line?

Last week we looked at the many celebrities who graduated law school, from Gerard Butler to Jerry Springer. But for every budding actor, singer, and talk show host who made it through three years of law school, there are plenty of famous men and women who said, simply, "Screw this!" and dropped out.

They're hardly failures, either. Famous law school dropouts include Supreme Court Justices, Presidents (lots of Presidents), and some of the world's most famous movie stars.

Happy National Wildlife Day! The holiday, now in its tenth year, serves to celebrate and raise awareness around endangered animals throughout America's wild lands. It's fitting, then, that America's president is just getting back from his tour of Alaska, a state that's home to some of America's wildest lands and wildlife.

Between hiking along glaciers, visiting the Arctic, and being spawned on by salmon, Obama has taken plenty of actions of legal significance on his brief vacation. These include renaming America's tallest mountain, checking out endangered species and pressing for support for his efforts to address climate change. Oh, and he also teamed up with reality star Bear Grylls for a quick lesson on wilderness survival skills, should he ever get stuck alone in the tundra.

Dr. Strangelove has nothing on West Point law professor William Bradford. Unlike Stanley Kubrick's crazed doctor, or even the unhinged General Buck Turgidson, Prof. Bradford doesn't want to just kill America's supposed enemies abroad, he wants to take out the traitors here at home as well. That means killing pretty much everyone who dares question the war on terror.

Don't worry though, it's all legal! At least that's the argument he made in his absolutely nutballs 180-page manifesto which an even nuttier editorial board at George Mason's National Security Law Journal decided to publish in full. According to Bradford's piece, lawful military targets in the war on terror include religious sites, civilians, "law school facilities, scholars' home offices and media outlets where they give interviews."

Two years ago, the Pew Research Center announced that lawyers were the most hated professionals in America. No surprise there -- very few people think their ex's divorce attorney was just a committed professional doing the best for her client.

But for all the hate, there are plenty of lawyers that are deeply loved. And it's not just the usual suspects like politicians and judges. A good handful of movie stars, singers, and comedians can tack on a JD after their name.

A Chicago defense attorney has found himself on trial last week, facing allegations that he illegally coached witnesses to lie on the stand. Defense attorney Beau Brindley is accused of a host of violations, from scripting witness answers to making illegal fee arraignments and interfering with grand jury investigations.

Brindley was considered an "up-and-coming" criminal defense attorney, according to the Chicago Tribune. But he doesn't seem to have been very good at his own criminality. An FBI raid on his law firm last year turned up a trove of written evidence of Brindley's alleged wrongdoing, including emails outlining the exact answers witnesses should give on the stand. Brindley's trial is particularly bizarre, since its taking place in the Chicago courthouse where Brindley still regularly represents criminal defendants.