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Book
xiv, 357 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Introduction to law and popular culture
  • The adversary system and the trail genre : assigned film : Anatomy of a murder (1959)
  • Lawyers as heroes : assigned film : To kill a mockingbird (1962)
  • Lawyers as villains : assigned film : The verdict (1982)
  • The life of lawyers : assigned film : Counsellor at law (1933)
  • Legal education : assigned film : The paper chase (1973)
  • Law on television : assigned material : Boston legal, season 1, disk 1 (episodes 1-4)
  • The criminal justice system : assigned television show : Law & order (season 5, episodes 1-4)
  • The jury : assigned film : 12 angry men (1957)
  • Military justice : assigned film : A few good men (1992)
  • The death penalty : assigned film : Dead man walking (1996)
  • The civil justice system : assigned film : A civil action (1998)
  • Civil rights : assigned film : Philadelphia (1993)
  • Family law : assigned film : Kramer vs. Kramer (1979).
Both law and popular culture pervade our lives. Popular culture constructs our perceptions of law and changes the way that players in the legal system behave. Now in its second edition, Law and Popular Culture: A Course Book explores the interface between two subjects of enormous importance to everyone - law and popular culture. Each chapter takes a particular legally themed film or television show, such as Philadelphia, Dead Man Walking, or Law and Order, treating it as both a cultural text and a legal text. The new edition has been updated with new photos and includes greater emphasis on television than in the first edition because there are so many DVDs of older TV shows now available. Law and Popular Culture is written in an accessible and engaging style, without theoretical jargon, and can serve as a basic text for undergraduates or graduate courses and be taught by anyone who enjoys pop culture and is interested in law. An instructor's manual is available on request from the publisher and author.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781433113246 20160612
Green Library
AMSTUD-105Q-01, LAWGEN-105Q-01
Video
1 videodisc (161 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
A small-town Michigan lawyer takes on a difficult case: that of a young Army lieutenant accused of murdering the local tavern owner who he believes raped his wife A gripping, envelope-pushing courtroom potboiler, Anatomy of a Murder was groundbreaking for the frankness of its discussion of sex. More than anything else, it is a striking depiction of the power of words. With its outstanding supporting cast and influential jazz score by Duke Ellington, it's a Hollywood landmark.
Green Library, Media & Microtext Center
AMSTUD-105Q-01, LAWGEN-105Q-01
Video
2 videodiscs (161 min.) : sd., b&w, col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Disc one: Anatomy of a murder (161 min.)
  • trailer featuring on-set footage. Disc two: interview with Otto Preminger's biographer Foster Hirsch
  • critic Gary Giddins explores Duke Ellington's score in a new interview
  • a look at the relationship between graphic designer Saul Bass and Preminger with Bass biographer Pat Kirkham
  • newsreel footage from the set
  • excerpts from a 1967 episode of Firing Line, featuring Preminger in discussion with William F. Buckley Jr.
  • excerpts from the work in progress Anatomy of "Anatomy"
  • behind-the-scenes photographs by Life magazine's Gjon Mili. Plus: a booklet featuring an essay by critic Nick Pinkerton and a 1959 Life magazine article on real-life lawyer Joseph N. Welch, who plays Judge Weaver in the film.
A small-town Michigan lawyer takes on a difficult case: that of a young Army lieutenant accused of murdering the local tavern owner who he believes raped his wife. A gripping, envelope-pushing courtroom drama, Anatomy of a murder was groundbreaking for the frankness of its discussion of sex. More than anything else, it is a striking depiction of the power of words. With its outstanding supporting cast and influential jazz score by Duke Ellington, it is an American movie landmark.
Green Library, Media & Microtext Center
AMSTUD-105Q-01, LAWGEN-105Q-01
Video
5 videodiscs (1088 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • disc 1. Second opinion ; Coma ; Blue bamboo ; Family values ; White rabbit
  • disc 2. Competence ; Precious ; Virtue ; Scoundrels ; House counsel
  • disc 3. Guardian ; Progeny ; Rage ; Performance ; Seed
  • disc 4. Wannabe ; Act of God ; Privileged ; Cruel and unusual
  • disc 5. Bad faith ; Purple heart ; Switch ; Pride.
Joining Detective Mike Logan (Noth) and his dedicated colleagues who investigate and prosecute crime is a powerful lineup of guest stars, including Regina Taylor, Edie Falco, Gina Torres and John Cameron Mitchell. Ripped from today's headlines, Law & order is the gripping phenomenon that will captivate you again and again!
Media & Microtext Center
AMSTUD-105Q-01, LAWGEN-105Q-01
Video
2 videodiscs (129 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
An alcoholic, failed attorney is reduced to ambulance chasing. A friend gives him a supposedly easy malpractice case which turns out to be a last chance at redeeming himself and his career.
Media & Microtext Center
AMSTUD-105Q-01, LAWGEN-105Q-01
Book
xxi, 361 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
  • Foreword / by Judge Alex Kozinski
  • Introduction
  • Courtroom heroes
  • Injustice for all
  • Experts or charlatans?
  • Courtroom comedies
  • Corruption of justice
  • It's just a bunch of circumstantial evidence
  • Uncivil actions
  • Familiarity breeds contempt (of court)
  • Prejudice on trial
  • The death penalty
  • Military justice
  • Family law.
"From the earliest days of the movies, filmmakers have turned to the courtroom for stories because it is an ideal setting for both drama and comedy. Fans of those courtroom movies can turn to Reel Justice for a verdict on both recent and classic courtroom films. Informative and entertaining, Reel Justice rates trial scenes in films on a one-to-four-gavel scale, with four being a classic and one being "ask for a new trial." Authors Paul Bergman and Michael Asimow, both accomplished law professionals, discuss the cultural messages encoded in the films, point out what went right and wrong in scenes where liberties were taken, and even answer a few legal questions along the way."--Publisher's website.
Green Library
AMSTUD-105Q-01
Video
2 videodiscs (125 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Two competing lawyer join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops, their courage overcomes the prejudice and corruption of their powerful adversaries.
Media & Microtext Center
AMSTUD-105Q-01, LAWGEN-105Q-01
Video
1 videodisc (112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
A moving story of a first-year Harvard Law School student who comes to terms with his dreams in America's most competitive school. Hart finds he must survive much more than the pressures, all-night cramming and insecurities he expected. He becomes fearful of a brilliant professor, who terrorizes some, inspires others and who easily seperates the men from the boys.
Media & Microtext Center
AMSTUD-105Q-01, LAWGEN-105Q-01
Video
1 videodisc (81 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
High-powered attorney George Simon frantically juggles the scandals, crimes, and crises that pass through the chrome-and-glass doors of his art deco office high in the Empire State Building. Balanced on an ethical tightrope, Simon engages in insider trading and bleeds funds from wealthy clients, while tending to the needs of the less fortunate New Yorkers who come from his own working-class background. A political enemy uncovers a past legal indiscretion and begins disbarment proceedings, causing Simon's socialite wife to seek comfort in the arms of another man. With the unflagging support of his faithful secretary, Simon attempts to exercise his legalistic wizardry to defend his reputation and protect those who rely upon him for justice.
Media & Microtext Center
AMSTUD-105Q-01, LAWGEN-105Q-01
Video
1 videodisc (ca. 129 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
An alcoholic lawyer stumbles upon one last chance to redeem himself by taking on a controversial court case against seemingly insurmountable opposition. Includes original theatrical trailer.
Media & Microtext Center
AMSTUD-105Q-01, LAWGEN-105Q-01
Video
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
When his wife walks out, Ted Kramer and his six-year-old son have a chance to really get to know each other. Then Ted's wife returns and she wants her son back.
Media & Microtext Center
AMSTUD-105Q-01, LAWGEN-105Q-01
Video
1 videodisc (ca. 125 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Story of two lawyers who join together to sue a prestigious Philadelphia law firm when the firm fires one of them because he has aids.
Media & Microtext Center
AMSTUD-105Q-01, LAWGEN-105Q-01