“Why Hollywood Loves Lawyers” – An Article by Thane Rosenbaum

Check out this article written by our very own Forum director, Thane Rosenbaum, entitled, “Why Hollywood Loves Lawyers”. Read on as Thane discusses American cinema and the reasons behind the portrayals of the justice system in Hollywood.   http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/why_the_movies_love_lawyers/?utm_source=maestro&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly_email&job_id=150730AJ#A


The Forum Remembers Great American Novelist E.L. Doctorow

The Forum is deeply saddened to hear of E.L. Doctorow’s passing just a few days ago. Considered a great novelist in American culture, Doctorow lived a long life full of prestige in the world of literature. His best-selling novels explored the American experience and reinvented historical fiction. Doctorow will be remembered as one of the most important American novelists of the 20th century. He was 84. Named for Edgar Allan Poe, Edgar Lawrence Doctorow was born in New York City, attended the Bronx High School of Science, graduated with honors from Kenyon College, and did graduate work at Columbia University. In 1960, Doctorow published his first novel, Welcome to Hard Times. Following this, he released his second piece of work, Big as Life, in 1966. Doctorow’s reputation as a respected novelist came with his third novel, The Book of Daniel, published in 1971. In 1983, the novel was made into a movie, Daniel.  Doctorow has