• Join in the Conversations with influential artists, public intellectuals, and members of the legal profession. Explore the big ideas of the day, and how various themes of justice and injustice continue to inspire the artistic imagination, influence the law and society and resonate throughout the broader culture.


    • October 13, 2013

      Past Event Highlights

      A Conversation with Debbie Wasserman Schultz
    • April 19, 2012

      Past Event Highlights

      A Conversation with President Bill Clinton
    • October 16, 2010

      Past Event Highlights

      A Conversation with Justice Sonia Sotomayor
  • Forum Film Festival

    October 18-24, 2013

    Post-screening Conversations with
    Debra Winger, Susan Sarandon, Larry King and other distinguished guests

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    The Forum Film Festival consists of seven nights of films, documentaries, and original shorts that portray the legal system in alluring and illuminating ways, followed by post-screening discussions with renowned artists, writers, public intellectuals, and members of the legal profession.


    • October 18, 2013

      Past Event Highlights

      Opening Night: Betrayed
      Post-screening Conversation with
      Debra Winger, William H. Webster and Arliss Howard
    • October 20, 2013

      Past Event Highlights

      The Godfather
      Post-screening Conversation with
      Larry King and Mario Cuomo
    • October 22, 2013

      Past Event Highlights

      The Exonerated
      Post-screening Conversation with
      Susan Sarandon, Bob Balaban, Sunny Jacobs and Peter Pringle
  • Hustler Magazine and Larry Flynt v. Jerry Falwell, March 13th

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    Trials & Error focuses on high-profile epic trials that captured the public’s imagination, exposed the human drama of cases that were tried not just in the courtroom, but in the media and the court of public opinion.


    • March 13, 2014

      Past Event Highlights

      Trials & Error: Hustler Magazine and Larry Flynt v. Jerry Falwell
    • January 23, 2014

      Past Event Highlights

      Trials & Error: The Bernhard Goetz Case
    • May 31, 2012

      Past Event Highlights

      Trials & Error: The Casey Anthony Trial
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