Annalise Keating is a tough as nails Criminal Law Professor and when Wes Gibbins starts his first day at Middleton University, he has no clue what he's walking into. In her class, "How to Get Away with Murder," Annalise challenges her students to solve some of the most difficult criminal cases that her law firm takes on, and in the end, she selects a group of the smartest, most promising students to come work for her. The competition is on and the students will stop at nothing to make sure they get to the head of her class. While Annalise seems to have it all together, we soon learn that her clients' secrets aren't the only ones she's keeping. Meanwhile, in flash-forwards, we learn that the price of impressing Annalise might just be too much for some, when a group of four students, Wes, Connor Walsh, Michaela Pratt and Laurel Castillo get involved in their own murder mystery cover up.
Did You Know?
The area on the campus of Middleton University, where Wes, played by Alfred Enoch
and the other law students are disposing of the body shows an old trolley bridge in the background. It is an arched brick and stone tunnel that goes over a small creek. This distinctive Philadelphia-area architecture is in many scenes. The Fairmount Park Transit Company began in 1897, and by 1946, was defunct. But for 49 years, the trolley made 16 stops in West Park, including Chamounix - Chamounix Mansion - where this wooded campus scene was filmed. You can take a trail from Chamounix Mansion, cross that bridge - or climb down and check out the tunnel. See more
When Professor Keating is trying to discuss mens rea with Wes, we are led to believe, by her reaction when someone else says it, that the mens rea is "to kill." Mens rea, Latin for "guilty mind," can only, properly, be one of four things: negligence, recklessness, knowledge, or intent. There are a few nuances available (reckless with depraved indifference to the value of human life, for example), but "to kill" is not a mens rea. The more appropriate answer (given the facts presented) is "intent" or, perhaps, "intent to kill." See more
This is criminal law 100 or as I prefer to call it 'How to get away with murder'.
Written by James Pierpont
Performed by Jack Falahee See more