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"Kingsfield disciplines Hart in Foucauldian fashion"
The Paper Chase was an American TV series that based on 1970 novel as well on 1973 filmed. The series follows the lives of the main character James T. Hart who is law student and it also follows the lives James classmate at New England Law School.

The plot of this story, James T. Hart was a first year law student whose rural Iowa education had not prepared him for the intensity that he found at his highly competitive law school. James nemesis was his Professor Charles Kingsfield, the world's leading authority on contract law, who inspired both awe and fear in his students.

Because of the heavy worked, he was joined on a study group that consisting of other students who also working student and they are both sharing notes and assignments. Frankilin Ford III is the one who organized the group and would be the third generation of lawyer coming from prominent family. On Ernie’s Pizza which he also had a part time job, he met Carol who is admired him but couldn’t understand his deep devotion on his studies.

Genre: Drama Channel: CBS
Original Run:
September 9, 1978 – August 9, 1986
No. of episodes: 60 (Seasons 4)
Created By: John Jay Osborn, Jr.

Main Cast:

  • John Houseman – Professor Charles W. Kingfield, Jr.
  • James Stephens – James T. Hart
  • Tom Fitzsimmons – Franklin Ford III
  • James Keane – Willis Bell
  • Clare Kirkconnell – Rita Harriman
  • Michael Tucci – Gerald Golden
  • Wortham Krimmer – Martin Zeiss
  • Steve Levitt – William Stotz
  • Andra Millian – Laura
  • Betty Harford – Mrs. Nottingham

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