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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.
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Law Library (Crown)
LAWGEN-105Q-01
Video
1 videodisc (122 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Matthew Poncelet is the convicted killer of two teenage lovers, preparing to end his life on death row. In response to a letter, Sister Helen Prejean visits Matthew and finds herself face-to-face with a killer who still pleads his innocence. When the date is set for his execution death by lethal injection, Poncelet asks Sister Helen to be his spiritual advisor and she agrees, little knowing the outrage that will follow her decision.
Law Library (Crown)
LAWGEN-105Q-01
Video
1 videodisc (59 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Michael Asimow discusses the effect of popular television programs on the general population.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-398-01, LAWGEN-105Q-01
Video
6 videodiscs (969 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Disc 1. Pilot ; Compromising positions ; The kiss ; The affair
  • Disc 2. One hundred tears away ; The promise ; The attitude ; Drawing the lines
  • Disc 3. The dirty joke ; Boy to the world ; Silver bells ; Cro-magnon
  • Disc 4. The blame game ; Body language ; Once in a lifetime ; Forbidden fruits
  • Disc 5. Theme of life ; The playing field ; Happy birthday baby ; The inmates
  • Disc 6. Being there ; Alone again ; These are the days.
When Boston lawyer, Ally McBeal, meets up with a former college friend who hires her at his prestigious law firm, things get complicated when she learns she'll be working with her first love and his wife. Ally slips into one fantasy after another to try and cope with her new life.
Law Library (Crown)
LAWGEN-105Q-01
Video
5 videodiscs (ca. 739 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Disc 1: Head cases ; Still crazy after all these years ; Catch and release ; Change of course
  • Disc 2: An eye for an eye ; Truth be told ; Questionable characters ; Loose lips
  • Disc 3: A greater good ; Hired guns ; Schmidt happens ; From whence we came
  • Disc 4: It girls and beyond ; Til we meat again ; Tortured souls ; Let sales ring
  • Disc 5: Death be not proud.
The professional and personal stories of a group of brilliant but often emotionally challenged attorneys. Confronts social and moral issues, while its characters continually stretch the boundaries of the law.
Law Library (Crown)
LAWGEN-105Q-01
Video
5 videodiscs (16 hr., 39 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Disc 1. Case of the restless redhead ; Case of the sleepwalker's niece ; Case of the nervous accomplice ; Case of the drowning duck
  • disc 2. Case of the sulky girl ; Case of the silent partner ; Case of the angry mourner ; Case of the crimson kiss
  • disc 3. Case of the vagabond vixen ; Case of the runaway corpse ; Case of the crooked candle ; Case of the negligent nymph
  • disc 4. Case of the moth-eaten mink ; Case of the baited hook ; Case of the fan dancer's horse ; Case of the demure defendant
  • disc 5. Case of the sun bather's diary ; Case of the cautious coquette ; Case of the haunted husband.
This popular series remains one of the most highly rated courtroom dramas of all time. Raymond Burr's portrayal defined the role of defense attorneys and stands today as an icon on par with Superman and the Lone Ranger.
Law Library (Crown)
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Video
5 videodiscs (1043 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Disc 1: The case of the lonely heiress ; The case of the green-eyed sister ; The case of the fugitive nurse ; The case of the one-eyed witness
  • disc 2: The case of the deadly double ; The case of the empty tin ; The case of the half-wakened wife ; The case of the desperate daughter
  • disc 3: The case of the daring decoy ; The case of the hesitant hostess ; The case of the screaming woman ; The case of the fiery fingers
  • disc 4: The case of the substitute face ; The case of the long-legged models ; The case of the gilded lily ; The case of the lazy lover
  • disc 5: The case of the prodigal parent ; The case of the black-eyed blonde ; The case of the terrified typist ; The case of the rolling bones.
See Perry Mason dig deeper for the facts, find ways of making people confess, and win harder cases then any other attorney, with the help of his secretary and a private investigator.
Law Library (Crown)
LAWGEN-105Q-01
Book
xxi, 361 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-398-01, LAWGEN-105Q-01
Video
1 videodisc (112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Examines the world of first year students at Harvard Law School.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-347-01, LAW-8021-01, 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"--Container.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-398-01, LAWGEN-105Q-01
Video
videodiscs : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Law Library (Crown)
LAWGEN-105Q-01
Video
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Mark Watson goes to Harvard Law School on the Bouchard Fellowship--for an outstanding black student. Since Mark is white, he swallows a handful of experimental tanning pills. Instantly black, Mark finds himself seduced by an uppercrust white coed, jailed without reason, shunned by a beautiful black student, and the butt of obnoxious pranksters.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-398-01, LAWGEN-105Q-01
Video
1 videodisc (approx. 129 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alcoholic, ambulance-chasing attorney inherits an impossible-to-win medical malpractice case. He refuses a settlement and takes the case, and the entire legal system, to court.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-347-01, LAWGEN-105Q-01
Video
1 videodisc (160 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
"Emotions flare as a jealous Army lieutenant pleads innocent to murdering the rapist of his seductive, beautiful wife" -- Container.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-398-01, LAWGEN-105Q-01
Video
1 videodisc (ca. 125 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Story of two competing lawyers who join together to sue a prestigious Philadelphia law firm when the firm fires one of them because he has AIDS.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-347-01, LAWGEN-105Q-01