EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT

Strip Searches, the Body Politic and the Price of Post-9/11 Security Featuring Sidney Lumet and Tom Fontana Tuesday, April 11, 2006 7:30 pm reception with the artists, 8 pm start of program The Screening Room, 1 Time Warner Center, 10th Fl., 58th St., Columbus Circle, NY Free and open to the public Contacts: Thane Rosenbaum trosenbaum@law.fordham.edu Peter Pochna – Rubenstein Associates ppochna@rubenstein.com Few filmmakers have had more success exploring the nexus of law and society than legendary film director Sidney Lumet (12 Angry Men, The Verdict, Dog Day Afternoon, Serpico and the upcoming Find Me Guilty) and Emmy award-winning television producer and writer Tom Fontana (Oz, Homicide: Life on the Street). Recently they collaborated on an HBO movie, Strip Search, which depicts the moral and legal tensions between security and freedom in a post-9/11 world. The evening will unfold as a conversation with Lumet and Fontana addressing how and why


MP3 Of "Rosenberg Trial" Event

If you missed the event, or wish to refresh your memory, Fordham Law has made available as an mp3 a recording of the evening’s discussion between Thane, Tony Kushner, and E.L. Doctorow. Download MP3


Movies About the Legal System and the Portrayal of Crime Victims

<a href=”http://fordhamlawandculture.blogspot.com/”>Fordham Law Forum on Law, Culture, &amp; Society</a> <strong> </strong>What do the movies listed below tell us about the legal system? Despite whatever concessions the screenplays make to Hollywood’s commercial imperatives, these movies reflect some realities about the justice system. They shine an unflattering light on the system and the concerns and motivations of its participants. The one reality they nearly all illustrate is that the justice system is not necessarily interested in seeking truth. For victims of crime—including those portrayed in the films listed below—truth-seeking is an essential component of their sense of justice. Its significance is one of the areas that is least recognized in the criminal justice system. What do these movies tell us about crime victims and the consequences of the system’s failure to address their needs?Rich Text Area Toolbar Bold (Ctrl + B) Italic (Ctrl + I) Strikethrough (Alt + Shift + D) Unordered