TV Series | TV-14 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court.
After her departure from the series, Jill Hennessy wrote and directed The Acting Class (2000) using Law & Order's sets. Many Law & Order cast members, such as Jerry Orbach and Angie Harmon volunteered to appear in her film, which was a mock-documentary.
Det. Lennie Briscoe:
Now there's two words that should never go together.
During a number of episodes which portray trials which extend over a multi-day time periods, the jury is often shown wearing the same clothing as during the beginning of those trials.
At the start of the season one episode "Torrents of Greed, Part 2" the customary "In the criminal justice system..." opening monologue and screen title were replaced with a monologue and screen title about manipulation of the legal system.
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