Sample Law Paper on A Bar Fight Walks into the Justice Center

Listen to the following episodes of the podcast Serial, season three:

Serial Episode 1, “A Bar Fight Walks into the Justice Center” (Links to an external site.)

Serial Episode 3, “Misdemeanor, Meet Mr. Lawsuit” (Links to an external site.)


In your short essay, respond to the following question: These episodes highlight many problems and issues. In your opinion, what is the most significant issue and why?


In your response, select a short quote from the podcast and integrate it, using last week’s lesson on integrating quotes.

Your short essays should be 400-600 words. You should organize your essay into 2-4 paragraphs. You should not summarize the content of the podcast; instead, you should respond to the question by selecting specific examples from the podcast to support your claim. You should include in-text citations for any quotes [like this: (“A Bar Fight”)] and include a Works Cited page (find guidelines here (Links to an external site.)).