If you love court cases and legal processes, you’re in for a treat! Dive into the world of public defendants, prosecutors, and judges in these exciting Korean law dramas. Here are 25 law, legal-related Korean dramas for you to binge-watch:
Must Watch Korean Legal Dramas
We got hooked on the first episode because of how it resembles the famous western drama How to Get Away with Murder. In this Korean drama, follow Yang Jong-Hoon, a former prosecutor now a professor at a prestigious law school, and 2 students, Kang Sol and Han Joon-Hwi.
Watch how Kang Sol and Han Joon-Hwi’s law school journey unfolds in this 16-episode exciting Korean drama today.
Watch on Netflix here: https://www.netflix.com/title/81413647
In this action-packed Korean law drama, watch how Bong Sang-pil, a gangster turned lawyer avenges his mother using both his fists and his skills to fight corruption. This 16-episode nail-biting drama is one you will not want to miss!
Watch on Viu here: https://www.viu.com/ott/sg/en-us/vod/90142/Lawless-Lawyer
In this romance comedy Korean legal drama also known as Love in Trouble, a prosecutor and intern work together to solve a murder case involving a psychopath. However, in the process of solving the case, the intern becomes a suspect.
Watch on Netflix here: https://www.netflix.com/title/80998940
Watch on Viu here: https://www.viu.com/ott/sg/en-us/vod/47415/Love-in-Trouble-Suspicious-Partner
A 2022 Korean law drama that revolves around judges who are in charge of juvenile cases. Watch Kim Hye-soo nail the role of a judge with a firm distaste for kids who hold no regard for the law.
The Devil Judge
“Is he everyone’s hero or simply a demon, wearing the mask of a judge?” From the same writer as Ms Hammurabi, this upcoming law Kdrama depicts a time of chaos, where a judge turns the court into something like a reality show and punishes evil people mercilessly.
Watch on Netflix here: https://www.netflix.com/title/81517098
Watch on Viu here: https://www.viu.com/ott/sg/en-us/vod/372120/The-Devil-Judge
Quite sure everyone has heard of Suits at least once. In this Korean remake, the drama follows a high school dropout who becomes a fake lawyer with his photographic memory. If you’ve watched the original, why not check out the Korean version as well? 😉
Watch on Netflix here: https://www.netflix.com/title/81194523
Watch on Netflix here: https://www.netflix.com/title/80999070
Watch on Viu here: https://www.viu.com/ott/sg/en-us/vod/37762/Innocent-Defendant
Whisper follows the lives of a charismatic female detective Shin Young-Joo and righteous judge Lee Dong-Joon. Both of them work together to solve a corruption case and scandal involving the biggest law firm in the country, Taebaek.
Watch on Viu here: https://www.viu.com/ott/sg/en-us/vod/43549/Whisper
Diary Of A Prosecutor
Ever imagined what the everyday life of a prosecutor looks like? Follow the lives of prosecutors with different personalities in the district prosecutor’s office of Jinyoung.
Watch on Viu here: https://www.viu.com/ott/sg/en-us/vod/233962/Diary-of-a-Prosecutor
I Can Hear Your Voice
In this Korean drama, watch a public defendant/lawyer team up with a high-school student who can read other people’s minds to find justice and solve cases together.
Watch on Netflix here: https://www.netflix.com/title/80039909
Watch on Viu here: https://www.viu.com/ott/sg/en-us/vod/1731/I-Hear-Your-Voice
Vincenzo is one of the hottest Korean dramas of 2021 and is one you should not miss. In this drama, it depicts an Italy-raised but Korean-born mafia consigliere called Vincenzo Cassano played by Song Joong-Ki.
However, when Vincenzo returns to South Korea, he meets the sassy but skillful lawyer Hong Cha-Young and tenants of Geumga Plaza. Watch as he slowly builds chemistry with Hong Cha-Young, the tenants, and a… pigeon?
Watch on Netflix here: https://www.netflix.com/title/81365087
Touch Your Heart
Touch Your Heart depicts the life of a former actress that becomes a lawyer’s secretary for 3 months to prepare for a drama that she really wants to star in. The lawyer and the former actress then have a steady “progression” in their relationship working together in the law firm.
Watch on Netflix here: https://www.netflix.com/title/81205775
Watch on Viu here: https://www.viu.com/ott/sg/en-us/vod/125070/Touch-Your-Heart
While You Were Sleeping
In this Korean legal and fantasy drama, you will follow Nam Hong-Joo, a reporter who can see things that will happen in the future in her dreams. One day her dreams bring her to Jung Jae-Chan who is a prosecutor and later a police officer named Han Wook-Tak.
Using the reporter’s ability, the three are able to see the future and they want to understand why while they try to take down the infamous corrupt lawyer, Lee Yoo-Beom.
Watch on Netflix here: https://www.netflix.com/title/81225148
Watch on Viu here: https://www.viu.com/ott/sg/en-us/vod/61731/While-You-Were-Sleeping
This Korean law drama is all about Ms. Hammurabi, a rookie judge who is determined to not let prejudice and injustice slide by and finds justice for all her cases.
Watch on Netflix Here: https://www.netflix.com/title/81029971
Watch on Viu here: https://www.viu.com/ott/sg/en-us/vod/90492/Miss-Hammurabi
Remember: War Of The Son
Seo Jin Woo, a lawyer whose father had been wrongly accused of a crime he did not commit uses his memory and wit to fight for justice against some immensely powerful and rich criminals. These criminals can make any crime go away with money.
Watch on Viu here: https://www.viu.com/ott/sg/en-us/vod/6814/Remember
This Korean drama depicts a story about Choi Ja-hye, the best and most famous female lawyer in the country, and how she took on a case to defend Kang In-ho, a murder suspect. However, after investigating further, she realizes there is more behind the murder.
Watch on Viki here: https://www.viki.com/tv/35750c-return
This Korean drama is about two lawyers, Jung Geum and Yoon Hee Jae who work with the richest 1% of society. Watch how the two lawyers outsmart each other in different scenarios throughout the Kdrama.
Watch on Netflix here: https://www.netflix.com/title/81177545
This K-drama shows a female prosecutor who ends up in a special task force, sex crimes unit.
Watch on Viki here: https://www.viki.com/tv/35614c-witchs-court
My Lawyer, Mr Joe
This Korean drama is about Jo Deul Ho, an orphan that grew up to be a prosecutor. However, his whole life changed for the worst after being framed for crimes he did not commit while helping a childhood friend.
3 years later, he meets Lee Eun-Zo, a rookie attorney and works for the law firm run by Jo Deul-Ho’s ex-father-in-law and tries to find justice for himself.
Watch on Viu here: https://www.viu.com/ott/sg/en-us/vod/11470/My-Lawyer-Mr-Joe
Military Prosecutor Doberman
Do Bae-Man (played by Ahn Bo-Hyun) is a military prosecutor who isn’t fond of his job – looking it merely as a vehicle to earn money and fame. Cha Woo-In (played by Jo Bo-Ah) is a young and highly capable military prosecutor, hailing from a chaebol family. She joins the military for the purpose of exacting revenge. Woo-In joins Bae-Man’s team and they soon discover what they are up against, as corruption has spread throughout the entire military.
Watch on Netflix here: https://www.netflix.com/title/81618666
Big Mouth tells the story of Park Chang-ho (played by Lee Jong-Suk), a mediocre lawyer who has earned the nickname “Big Mouth” due to his talkative nature. Chang-ho eventually becomes entangled in a murder case and is sent to prison, mistaken for a cunning con artist known as Big Mouse. Go Mi-ho (Im Yoon-ah) is Chang-ho’s loving wife who supported his career when he was starting out. Using her beauty and brains, Mi-ho helps her husband shine light on the true identity of Big Mouse in order to prove her husband’s innocence.
Watch on Disney+ here: https://www.disneyplus.com/series/big-mouth/7kIy3S1m2HNY
Again My Life
Kim Hee-woo (played by Lee Joon-gi) was never a stellar student in high school, but he managed to scrape through and pass the bar examinations. He eventually becomes a top-tier prosecutor, famed for bringing the corrupt to justice. While investigating a corruption case involving a politician, Hee-woo is unexpectedly killed by unknown men, but is then miraculously brought back to life and given a second chance. Hee-woo then attempts to finish school once more. He meets an intelligent and confident chaebol heiress Kim Hee-ah (played by Kim Ji-eun) who works with him to find the truth and expose the wealthy and influential conspirators who were involved in Hee-woo’s death.
Watch on Viu here: https://www.viu.com/ott/sg/en-us/vod/431390/Again-My-Life
One Dollar Lawyer
Cheong Ji-hun (played by Namkoong Min) is a lawyer unlike others – he only charges his clients a retainer fee of $1 USD. Ji-hun fights against wealthy criminals who think that they are above the law and use their power and influence to commit crimes. Baek Ma-ri (played by Kim Ji-eun) is a prosecutor’s assistant who is new to the legal industry. She is also the granddaughter of a prominent lawyer, who sends her to Ji-hun to learn from him. Together, they bring justice to those who are up against the richest and most privileged members of society.
Watch on Disney+ here: https://www.disneyplus.com/en-gb/series/one-dollar-lawyer/7Bf6WsRjVAQy
Extraordinary Attorney Woo
This series follows Woo Young-Woo (played by Park Eun-Bin), an exceptionally smart female lawyer who is on the autism spectrum, as she begins her journey as a trainee lawyer at a large law firm. For what she lacks in social skills and emotional intelligence, Woo Young-Woo makes up for it with her phenomenal memory and creativity in solving difficult cases. She is sure to win you over as she overcomes challenges and prejudice at work, and grows as a lawyer.
Watch on Netflix here: https://www.netflix.com/title/81518991
Han Yi-Han (played by So Ji-Sub) who topped his class at South Korea’s best medical school was an exceptional surgeon until he lost a patient, costing him his medical licence. Fast forward to four years later, Han Yi-Han is now a lawyer who specialises in medical litigation and works to bring justice to victims of medical malpractice. At the same time, he tries to unveil the full truth behind the incident that led to the revocation of his medical licence. However, he has to work with a public prosecutor who is related to the patient who died under his care.
Watch on Disney+ here: https://www.disneyplus.com/en-gb/series/doctor-lawyer/5untbXg8r66z
Law K-Dramas For The Legal Fanatic
From recitations of the criminal code to intense courtroom debates, these law Korean dramas are for you! Once you’re done with these kdramas, why not check out these thrilling Korean crime dramas as well?
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