Corrected entry: After Elle wins her case the show moves to the graduation. The words "two years later" drop down the screen. but as Elle gives her speech she states: "in my 3 years at Harvard." Not only are there two different years being mentioned in the movie. In reality you have to take 3-4 years of law school after you get your Bachelor's degree.
Corrected entry: At the very beginning of the movie Serena has bangs, but when Margot is picking out her wedding dress Serena says "I got bangs." She already had them almost half of the movie. (00:00:57)
Corrected entry: The daughter, Chutney, is examined by the prosecution, then the defense should have had the opportunity to cross-examine her. However, in between her first testimony and the scene where Elle gets her to confess is the testimony of the pool boy. If Chutney is a witness for the prosecution, she would not have been able to be called as a witness for the defense as well, seeing as they already cross-examined her.
Corrected entry: In the beginning of the movie, we can see one of Elle's friends go into a shower room to get a signature. You can also see that it was signed with a pin. The shower room was very moist and humid. So much humidity, in fact, that the card being signed would have had some kind of noticeable smudges on the ink. Yet nobody seems to notice anything at all wrong with the card.
Corrected entry: When Reese is driving to Boston from California she enters the city on the Tobin Bridge. She would only cross the Tobin Bridge had she come from California via New Hampshire. They should have shown her entering the city from the Mass Pike, coming from the west towards Cambridge, where Harvard is located.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Elle is sitting in a circle with other Harvard students, introducing themselves after they registered, there is a shot where you can see that there are 5 students plus the leader of the group. There is that David guy, that girl Enid, a guy in brown pants, the really smart guy, and then Elle. However, when they go around the circle saying there names, the guy in the brown pants is not there any more.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Elle is on her way to her first class as a serious law student, she runs into her ex-boyfriend Warner, who is looking at a bulletin board and jotting some information down. However, at least one of the fliers on the board (at Harvard Law School) is an advertisement for an LSAT prep class. Now wouldn't students already enrolled in law school have no need for an LSAT (Law School Admissions Test) prep course?
Corrected entry: The first law class scene involves Reese Witherspoon getting kicked out of the room for being unprepared to answer questions regarding Gordon v. Steele, a very basic Civil Procedure case. The scene closes with the professor asking Selma Blair about the result in Gordon v. Steele. She responds that the court held that there was not diversity jurisdiction. The professor replies that Selma is correct. But, this is entirely the wrong answer. The court in that case held that there was diversity jurisdiction. Merely getting a case wrong would seem trivial, but again this is literally the first case any law student studies in Civil Procedure, a first year class. How could a screenwriter get this basic case completely wrong?