• 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 7, 2014

      Past Event Highlights

      Camp X-Ray
      Post-screening Conversation with
      Kristen Stewart & Peter Sattler
    • 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-November, 2014

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    Nov. 3rd: Bill Keller, Dawn Porter, David Patton & Travis Williams (CLE Available); Nov. 6th: 3rd Annual FOLCS Awards Night

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


    • October 26, 2014

      Past Event Highlights

      The Lincoln Lawyer
      Post-screening Conversation with
      Michael Connelly and Margarita Levieva
    • November 3, 2014

      Film Festival

      Gideon's Army
      Post-screening Conversation with
      Bill Keller, Dawn Porter, David Patton, and Travis Williams
    • November 6, 2014

      Film Festival

      3rd Annual FOLCS Awards Night
      Post-screening Conversation with
      finalist filmmakers, audience voting, and awards presentation
  • TRIALS & ERROR: THE REAL "WOLF OF WALL STREET," WITH KELLY EVANS ON SEPTEMBER 10TH

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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.


    • September 10, 2014

      Past Event Highlights

      Trials & Error: The Real "Wolf of Wall Street," with Kelly Evans
    • 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
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