• 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.


    • April 16, 2016

      Past Event Highlights

      The Redemptive Power of Ancient Stories: Readings and Discussion with Paul Giamatti, David Strathairn, and Bryan Doerries
    • March 10, 2016

      Past Event Highlights

      Special Screening & Discussion: "EYE IN THE SKY" with director Gavin Hood
    • February 3, 2016

      Past Event Highlights

      A Conversation With Lawrence H. Summers
  • FOLCS Film Series

    October-November, 2016

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    The FOLCS Film Series (previously the FOLCS Film Festival) consists of screenings of blockbusters 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.


    • November 10, 2016

      Past Event Highlights

      5th Annual FOLCS Awards Night
    • November 1, 2016

      Past Event Highlights

      Denial
      Film Clips & Discussion with
      Deborah Lipstadt, Floyd Abrams, and Bret Stephens
    • November 2, 2016

      Past Event Highlights

      Welcome to New York
      Post-Screening Discussion with Benjamin Brafman, Linda Fairstein, Ronald Guttman, and William Rashbaum

  • 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.


    • May 20, 2015

      Past Event Highlights

      Trials & Error: Hollingsworth v. Perry, Same-Sex Marriage on Trial
    • September 10, 2014

      Past Event Highlights

      Trials & Error: The Real "Wolf of Wall Street," with Kelly Evans
    • January 23, 2014

      Past Event Highlights

      Trials & Error: The Bernhard Goetz Case
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