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A. Lincoln : Attorney at Law (DVD). 28 min.
Originally produced by Callan Films in 2006.
Bonus feature: The Last Stop Statue.
CAST: Narrator, Craig Lindvahl; scholars, Harold Holzer, John Lupton, John Y. Simon, Dennis Suttles, Frank Williams.
CREDITS: Written, photographed, edited and composed by Craig Lindvahl.
SUMMARY: Using archival materials and the insights of Lincoln scholars, this film focuses on Abraham Lincoln's legal career, the critical period in his life that determined how he would govern.
The Last Stop Statue tells the story of the sculpture of Abraham Lincoln, created by John McClary, that was commissioned by Monte Siegrist as a gift to the citizens of Christian County, Illinois.
The Abortion Pill (VHS). 56 min.
Produced by Cine Qua Non, Inc and WHYY, Philadelphia.
CAST: Narrated by Robbie Harris.
CREDITS: Produced and directed by Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt; written by Larry Loonin and Eric Nadler; music composed by Quentin Chiappetta.
SUMMARY: After years of controversy, RU486, also known as Mifepristone, a pill that can end a pregnancy without surgery, is coming to America. This 1997 program shows the controversy surrounding RU486 and shows how a potent mix of business, politics and ethics kept this drug out of United States for nearly a decade. Dr. Etienne Emile Baulieu, its French discoverer, explains how RU486, taken in the first or second month of pregnancy, prevents the development of the fetus; another drug, taken 48 hours later, brings on a miscarriage.
About the United Nations (VHS). 2 hrs. 4 min.
Produced by the United Nations, 1989-1992.
SUMMARY: "About the United Nations" is a series of VHS videos providing insight into the issues facing the United Nations today. It includes videos on: Human Rights, Environment and Development, Palestine, Literacy, Africa Recovery, Peacekeeping, and Decolonization.
Abraham Lincoln, A Lawyer for the Ages (DVD).
22nd Thomas E. Fairchild lecture, delivered at the University of Wisconsin Law School, May 7, 2010.
CAST: John S. Skilton, speaker.
SUMMARY: John Skilton discusses Abraham Lincoln's law practice and how it affected his thinking, rhetoric and leadership style.
Accounting for Lawyers (VHS).
Set of 3 VHS videotapes of a satellite continuing legal education program presented November 15, 1988.
CAST: Co-chairmen Dan L. Goldwasser and Samuel P. Gunther.
CREDITS: Sponsored by Practising Law Institute and Continuing Legal Education Satellite Network.
After the Crash (VHS). 60 min.
Episode of the television program Frontline.
CAST: Moderated by Jessica Savitch.
SUMMARY: Trial resulting from the Pan American Airlines Incident, July 9, 1982.
ALI Audiovisual History Project (VHS). 6 hrs.
Produced by the American Law Institute.
Interviews recorded in Washington, D.C.and New York City, 1989-1990.
CAST: Interviewer: Paul A. Wolkin. Interviewees: Professor A. James Casner, Professor Homer Kripke, and Professor Herbert Wechsler.
American Gypsy: A Stranger in Everybody's Land (DVD). 80 min.
Originally released in 1999.
Best Documentary Grand Prize: San Francisco International Film Festival; Best Documentary: Atlanta International Film Festival; First Time Director: London OOTD.
CAST: Commentary: Ian Hancock and William Duna.
CREDITS: Written, produced and directed by Jasmine Dellal; edited by Joseph De Francesco and Jasmine Dellal; camera, Michele Zaccheo.
SUMMARY: America is home to one million Gypsies, or Rom, whose rich culture has long been mysterious to outsiders. Jimmy Marks, a flamboyant Romani leader who lives in Spokane, Washington, invites the viewer into this closed world. He leads us through the history of his people through civil rights courts, Las Vegas casinos and beyond.
Anatomy of a Civil Trial: 1989 First Annual Institute of Trial Practice (VHS).
Published: Milwaukee, Wis.: American Board of Trial Advocates, Wisconsin Chapter, 1989.
Tape 1. Motions in limine / Alan E. Gesler ; Voir dire / Paul H. Grimstad
Tape 2. Defendant's liability summary and direct examination of defendant's reconstruction expert / Daniel R. Riordan ; Cross examination of defendant's reconstruction expert / Ted M. Warshafsky
Tape 3. Plaintiff's damages summary and direct examination of plaintiff's orthopod / Kenan J. Kersten ; Cross examination of plaintiff's orthopod / Eugene O. Gehl
Tape 4. Plaintiff's closing argument / Robert L. Habush ; Defendant's closing argument / James P. O'Neill
Appellate Advocacy: Model Oral Argument (VHS). 125 min.
Set of 3 VHS videotapes produced in 1984 by the ABA Consortium for Professional Education, American Bar Center
ABA VideoLaw seminars series.
The Art of Cross-Examination (VHS). 104 min.
Produced by the American Bar Association Section of Litigation in 1977.
CAST: Irving Younger
SUMMARY: Part 1. The technology of cross-examination: "The what to do" -- Part 2. The art of cross-examination: "How to do it."
The Ballad of Willie & Lucille: Disappointed Expectations of Contract Law and the Legal System (DVD). 29 min.
Presented by the University of Oklahoma College of Law and Professor Judith L. Maute in association with Zone IV Productions.
Script based on "The Unearthed Facts of Peevyhouse v. Garland Coal & Mining Co." by Judith L. Maute.
CAST: Presenter: Judith L. Maute; featuring Elizabeth Warren (Harvard Law School), Randy Barnett (Georgetown Law), Douglas Baird (University of Chicago Law School), Jimmy LaFave.
CREDITS: Producers, Judith L. Maute and Porter Heath Morgan; director and editor, Porter Heath Morgan; lyrics by William Blodgett and Todd Lowry.
SUMMARY: Documentary film about the infamous Oklahoma Supreme Court contracts case, Peevyhouse vs. Garland Coal Co., 382 P.2d 109 (Okla. 1962), involving the rule of damages for breach of explicit remedial provisions in a strip mining lease.
The Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1994: Important Changes and Their Practical Impact (VHS). 228 min.
"CLE TV : The Lawyers' Video Magazine."
Set of 2 videotapes produced in 1994 by the American Law Institute-American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Professional Education.
CAST: Sally Schultz Neely (moderator), George M. Treister, J. Ronald Trost, Kenneth N. Klee.
The Bayh-Dole Act : 2006 Kastenmeier Lecture (VHS).
Held November 3, 2006, at the University of Wisconsin Law School.
CREDITS: Presenters: Birch Bayh, Carl Gulbrandsen, T. Rockwell Mackie.
SUMMARY: The Bayh-Dole Act gave universities the right to patent and market inventions made by faculty using government funds. The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) has been in the forefront of using this set of rights to commercialize faculty inventions. Senator Bayh spoke about the history of the adoption of the act and Carl Gulbrandsen discussed the impact and implications of the act for science, industry and the university.
Personal memories of the Bayh-Dole Act and a time to speak up, by Birch Bayh -- The law in action: what the Bayh-Dole Act means to the University of Wisconsin and the State of Wisconsin, and to an effective national science policy, by Carl Gulbrandsen -- Vitamin D discoveries: prelude to Bayh-Dole Act, by Hector DeLuca -- Conformational radiotherapy, by T. Rockwell Mackie.
Berring on Legal Research (DVD). 2 hr. 45 min.
Set of 2 DVDs.
In-depth podcasts of some of the topics covered in these videos can be downloaded from www.berringlegalresearch.com.
CAST: Bob Berring holds the Walter Perry Johnson Professorship at Boalt Hall Law School, University of California, Berkeley.
CREDITS: Published by West Group.
Disc 1. Introduction -- Why legal research is so important -- The deep principles -- Judicial reports -- The three part court structure -- The structure of an opinion -- The format -- Finding cases : after context -- Final thoughts -- Disc 2. Thinking about research -- Statutes : the context -- Federal statutes : At Large -- Federal statutes : Code -- Federal statutes : Annotated -- Finding federal statutes -- Federal statutes : legislative history -- State statutes - a few words -- Administrative law -- Secondary sources -- Research rules.
Beyond the Border (Más Allá de la Fronter) (DVD).
In English and Spanish with English and Spanish subtitles.
CREDITS: Director/producer, Ari Luis Palos; producer, Eren Isabel McGinnis; editor, Jacob Bricca; composer, Gil Sánchez.
SUMMARY: Traces the painful transition made by four sons in the Ayala family who leave their close-knit family in Mexico to seek a better life in Kentucky. Struggling to fit in, they find a different version of the American dream.
Black in White America (VHS).
Originally produced for television broadcast in 1989.
CAST: Hosted by Carole Simpson, Charles Thomas and George Strait.
CREDITS: Director, George Paul; producer, Callile Crossley.
SUMMARY: Shows racism in America and talks about the economic and social conditions of blacks in America.
BMW v. Gore: 517 U.S. 559 (1996) (DVD). 19 min.
Distinctive Aspects of American Law Video Project, Duke University School of Law.
CREDITS: Produced by Thomas Metzloff.
SUMMARY: In January 1990, physician Ira Gore purchased a 1990 BMW 535i from German Auto in Birmingham, Alabama. Several months later he discovered that it had been repainted prior to sale. Dr. Gore filed a lawsuit against BMW, and an Alabama jury awarded him $4 million in punitive damages. While the award was reduced on appeal, the U.S. Supreme Court granted review, setting the stage for a landmark ruling on the constitutionality of punitive damage awards.
Board of Education v. Lindsay Earls: 536 U.S. 822 (2002) (DVD).
Distinctive Aspects of American Law Video Project, Duke University School of Law.
SUMMARY: Tecumseh, Oklahoma high school student, Lindsay Earls, was upset by her school district's policy of testing all students involved in extracurricular activities for illegal drug use so she challenged it in court. The case was testing whether drug testing of students in extracurricular activities violates the Fourth Amendment's protection against unreasonable searches and seizures.
Bob Berring's Commando Legal Research (VHS).
Set of 9 videotapes: 1. Introduction to cases -- 2. Case finding -- 3. Statutes and administrative materials -- 4. Secondary sources -- 5. Shepard's & on-line research -- 6. Research strategies -- 7. International law -- 8. Income tax -- 9. Securities regulation.
Tapes 7-9 referred to as Specialized Commando Legal Research videotapes.
Brooklyn Matters. 50 min.
This disc is a recorded DVD and may not play in all DVD players or drives.
CAST: Narrator, Marlo Marron.
CREDITS: Produced and directed by Isabel Hill; director of photography, Chuck Clifton; editor, Marian Sears Hunter.
SUMMARY: "Exposes how, in one community, powerful real estate interests and politicians collaborate to circumvent local laws, seize private property through eminent domain, manipulate public participation and racial politics to push forward what could become the densest development in the United States"--Container.
The Buffalo Creek Flood: An Act of Man (VHS). 40 min.
Originallly issued as a 16 mm motion picture in 1975.
CREDITS: Produced and directed by Mimi Pickering; cinematography, Robert Gates, et al.; editor, Mimi Pickering.
SUMMARY: Focuses on the Pittston Coal Company, and the disaster which occurred in 1972 when a coal waste dam burst, leaving 125 dead and 4,000 homeless. Discusses the disaster through interviews with survivors, union leaders, citizens, and company officials.
The Buffalo Creek Flood: An act of Man and Buffalo Creek Revisited (DVD). 71 min.
The first part was originallly issued as a 16 mm motion picture in 1975.
CREDITS: Produced and directed by Mimi Pickering; cinematography, Robert Gates, et al.; editor, Mimi Pickering.
SUMMARY: Focuses on the Pittston Coal Company, and the disaster which occurred in 1972 when a coal waste dam burst, leaving 125 dead and 4,000 homeless. The first part discusses the disaster through interviews with survivors, union leaders, citizens, and company officials. The second part, filmed ten years later, explores survivors' efforts to rebuild the communities and the difficulties they faced from the government and the Company.
Burden of Innocence (VHS). 60 min.
Originally broadcast in 2003 as a segment of the television program: Frontline.
SUMMARY: Frontline tracks down five exonerated men to learn how they have fared following their highly publicized releases. Ofra Bikel examines the social, psychological, and economic challenges these men now face, the vast majority of them without any financial or transitional assistance from the states that imprisoned them.
California v. Green (VHS). 27 min.
Issued in 1976.
CREDITS: A film by Charles Nesson and Eric Saltzman.
SUMMARY: A filmed re-creation of the original narcotics trial which eventually became the U.S. Supreme Court's key statement on the Sixth Amendment and the admissability of a witness's prior statements as substantive evidence.
Carter v. Brown & Williamson (VHS). 89 cassettes.
PUBLISHER: New York, NY : Courtroom Television Network, 
CREDITS: Norwood Wilner was the principal attorney for the plaintiff; Tom Bezanson was principal attorney for the defendant.
SUMMARY: Grady Carter sued Brown & Williamson Tobacco Company after smoking cigarettes for 43 years and losing part of his left lung during cancer surgery. The trial concerns the history of cigarette advertising and the efforts of anti-smoking groups and the industry to pinpoint responsibility for an individual's addiction to cigarettes
Carter v. Brown & Williamson : Selections (VHS). 25 videocassettes
Abridged edition, compiled by Gerald Thain.
PUBLISHER: New York, NY : Courtroom Television Network, 
CREDITS: Norwood Wilner was the principal attorney for the plaintiff; Tom Bezanson was principal attorney for the defendant.
SUMMARY: Grady Carter sued Brown & Williamson Tobacco Company after smoking cigarettes for 43 years and losing part of his left lung during cancer surgery. The trial concerns the history of cigarette advertising and the efforts of anti-smoking groups and the industry to pinpoint responsibility for an individual's addiction to cigarettes.
The Case for Innocence (VHS). 90 min.
Originally broadcast in 1999 as a segment of the television program: Frontline.
CREDITS: WGBH Educational Foundation; written, produced and directed by Ofra Bikel.
SUMMARY: Frontline examines the cases of those whose protests of innocence could be confirmed by DNA testing, but who may remain imprisoned forever anyway.
A Century of Civil Rights Struggle (VHS). 8 videocassettes (530 min.)
Proceedings of a conference held on the UW-Madison campus in November, 1989.
Issued by University of Wisconsin System, Special Assistant to the President for Minority Affairs.
CAST: Herbert Hill, Kenneth Shaw, Donna Shalala, Nathaniel Jones, Carl Grant, Robert L. Carter, Derrick Bell, James Liebman, John Brittan, Gary Orfield, James E. Jones, Julius Chambers, David M. Trubek, Richard Delgado, Aldon Morris, Mari Matsuda, Benita Ramsey, Ronald Takaki, Stanford M. Lyman, Cora Marrett, Reynolds Farley, Kimberle Crenshaw, Patricia Williams, Linda Greene, Eddie Williams.
The Chekist (VHS). 90 min.
In Russian, with English subtitles. Originally released as a motion picture in 1992.
CAST: Igor Sergheyer, Alexei Poluyan, Mikhail Vasserbaum, Serghey Isavnin.
CREDITS: Script, Jacques Baynac; director, Alexandr Rogojkin; producers, Guy Seligmann, Oleg Konkov.
SUMMARY: In 1917, at the birth of the Russian Revolution, the Bolshevik secret police (C.H.E.K.A.), forerunners of the KGB, unleased a reign of bloody terror to wipe out any opposition to communism. This film follows the daily rituals of a Cheka officer as he and his men judge and execute their victims.
China from the Inside (DVD). 240 min.
Originally broadcast on PBS in 2006.
SUMMARY: A series of four documentaries that survey China through Chinese eyes to see how history has shaped them, and where the present is taking them. Deals with the governance of China; talks about the past and future for Chinese women; looks at China's environmental challenges; explores China's conflict between personal freedom and governance.-
Power and the people -- The women -- Shifting nature -- Freedom and justice.
Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission: 558 U.S. ___ (2010) (DVD). 23 min.
Voices of American law series.
CREDITS: Produced by Thomas Metzloff, directed by Alan Peterson, narrated by Melinda Penkava.
SUMMARY: Conservative group Citizens United challenged campaign finance laws that limited their ability to show and advertise a film about candidate Hillary Clinton. The Supreme Court ultimately issued a groundbreaking opinion on the free speech rights of corporations.
Citizenship in a Time of Repression (DVD & VHS). 80 min.
The sixteeneth Thomas E. Fairchild Lecture, delivered on April 23, 2004, at the University of Wisconsin Law School.
CREDITS: Lecturer: Michael Traynor
SUMMARY: Michael Traynor, American Law Institute president, addresses the responsibilities that United States citizens, and particularly lawyers, have in safeguarding civil liberties.
Civil Liberties in a Time of Terror (DVD & VHS). ca. 70 min.
2002 Kastenmeier Colloquium, held Sept. 30, 2002, at the University of Wisconsin Law School.
CREDITS: Speaker, Anthony Lewis.
SUMMARY: Lewis, a Pulizer Prize-winning columnist for the New York Times, addressed the threat to civil liberties in the wake of actions taken by the Bush administration after September 11.
Civil Rights Act of 1964: Hopes and Promises AND Bob Kastenmeier and 1960s Civil Rights Legislation: Leadership through Commitment and Foresight (DVD & VHS). 1 hr. 40 min.
2004 Kastenmeier lecture, held October 29, 2004, at the University of Wisconsin Law School.
CREDITS: Roger Wilkins and Frank Tuerkheimer, speakers.
Clarence Thomas TV Ads (VHS).
Published: Madison, WI: WKOW-TV, 1993.
CLEPR, Its History and Its Legacy (DVD). 23 min.
CREDITS: Executive producer, writer and narrator: J.P. "Sandy" Ogilvy; edited by Teresa Stubs.
SUMMARY: A short film commemorating the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Council on Legal Education for Professional Responsibility.
Common Law, Common Values, Common Rights: A Conversation between British and American Lawyers and Judges about Common Law Principles in the 21st Century (VHS). 85 min.
PUBLISHER: American Bar Association, 2000.
CREDITS: Moderator, Arthur Miller.
SUMMARY: A panel discussion by British and American judges and lawyers on the future of common law.
Commonwealth v. Lopinson (VHS). 19 min.
Based upon Pennsylvania v. Lopinson, tried in the Court of Oyer and Terminer for the County of Philadelphia, July Session, 1964; judgment affirmed, 427 Pa. 284 (1967).
Evidence film series of Harvard Law School's Evidence Film Project.
SUMMARY: Richard Sprague, then Chief Prosecuting Attorney in Philadelphia, and defense attorney Charles Peruto recreate part of the trial of a hired killer. The film explores the balance between probative value and prejudicial effect.
Computers, Freedom, & Privacy (VHS).
Recorded proceedings of the Conference on Computers, Freedom & Privacy held March, 1996 at MIT, sponsored by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and World Wide Web Consortium.
SUMMARY: Communications Decency Act of 1996 (102 min.) -- Copyright and Freedom of Expression on the Internet (108 min.) -- Limiting Online Speech on Campus (90 min.)
Conflicts of Interest in Corporate Transactions: The Leveraged Buyout of the Harris Chemical Company (VHS). 24 min.
The names and events depicted in this video are entirely fictional.
CAST: Charlie Isdell, Lorraine Achee, John Opladen, Marvin Halbert, Janet Perry.
CREDITS: Written by Janet Perry; directed and produced by Rhonda Fabian-Rizzuto; executive producer, Caroline M. Simon; camera and lighting, Morris L. Cooperman; concept development, Sheldon Raab and Robert Mundheim.
SUMMARY: Highlights ethical dilemnas encountered by lawyers engaged in business transactions. The case study is presented by a videotaped dramatization interspersed with leader and audience discussion of the ethical issues as they arise.
The Conspirator (DVD and Blu-ray). 2 hr. 2 min.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2010.
Special features: Disc 1: Audio commentary with director Robert Redford. Disc 2: The Conspirator: The Plot to Kill Lincoln (67 minute documentary), The Making of 'The Conspirator,' TV spots, Photo gallery, 'Witness history' featurettes.
CAST: James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Kevin Kline, Evan Rachel Wood, Danny Huston, Justin Long, Colm Meaney, Alexis Bledel, James Badge Dale.
CREDITS: Produced by Robert Redford (and others); story by James Solomon and Gregory Bernstein; written by James Solomon; directed by Robert Redford; Director of photography, Newton Thomas Sigel; editor, Craig McKay; costume designer, Louise Frogley; music, Mark Isham.
SUMMARY: In the wake of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill the President and others. Against the ominous backdrop of post-Civil War Washington, war hero Frederick Aiken (James McAvoy) reluctantly agrees to defend the lone woman charged, Mary Surratt (Robin Wright), before a military tribunal. As the nation turns against her, Surratt is forced to rely on Aiken to uncover the truth and save her life.
Constitutional Conversation (DVD). 57 min.
Recorded Apr. 21, 2005 at the National Archives' McGowan Theater, Washington, D.C.
CAST: Host, Tim Russert; panelists, Stephen Bryer, Sandra Day O'Connor, Antonin Scalia.
CREDITS: C-SPAN program organizers: Aspen Institute, National Archives, and National Constitution Center.
SUMMARY: Moderated by Tim Russert, justices talk about the role and operation of the Supreme Court, the state of civics knowledge and education, and the evolution of democratic institutions and principles during periods of societal change. They also discuss constitutional interpretation, judicial precedents, federalism, and various issues before the court.
Constitutional Law and the Civil Rights Movement: Visiting History and Heroes (DVD). 96 min.
Presented by Stetson University College of Law.
CAST: Narrated by Robert Bickel and Raymond Arsenault.
CREDITS: Directed and edited by Robert Bickel and Stan Arthur.
SUMMARY: A documentary which visits sites that were significant in the civil rights movement in the United States. Presents the information in an oral history format, with interviews with civil rights lawyers, movement veterans, and media historians.
A Conversation on the Constitution: Judicial Independence (DVD). 32 min.
CAST: Stephen G. Breyer, Anthony Kennedy, Sandra Day O'Connor.
SUMMARY: U.S. Supreme Court Justices Stephen G. Breyer, Anthony Kennedy, and Sandra Day O'Connor fielded questions in Washington Tuesday, May 16, 2006 from 50 high school students from the Philadelphia and Los Angeles areas. The students and justices discussed the significance of the judiciary and the ways that independence is protected by the Constitution.
Copyright and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How It Threatens Creativity (VHS). 92 min.
Recorded Apr. 22, 2002 at the University at Buffalo Law School.
CREDITS: By Siva Vaidhyanathan; introduction by Shuba Ghosh. Sponsored by the Working Group on Law, Technology and Society of the Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy.
The Copyright Compliance Series (DVD). 5 hr. 28 min.
CAST: Hosted by Jeannine Edwards.
SUMMARY: A 10-part series featuring attorneys with the Washington, D.C. based law firm Lutzker, Lutzker and Settlemyer.
v. 1. Copyright 101, an introduction to copyright -- v. 2. Copyright works in the classroom -- v. 3. Copyright, research & publication -- v. 4. Copyright and fair use -- v. 5. Copyright and the library, media center and AV department -- v. 6. DMCA, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in detail -- v. 7. Managing education uses of copyright works -- v. 8. The DMCA and online service provider limitation on liability -- v. 9. The DMCA and digital distance education (the TEACH Act) -- v. 10. Copyright for students and parents.
Copyright Infringement Mock Trial (VHS). 3 hr. 45 min.
Taped at American Intellectual Property Law Association 1994 annual meeting.
Corridor of Shame: The Neglect of South Carolina's Rural Schools (DVD). 58 min.
CREDITS: Produced and directed by Bud Ferillo; executive producer, John S. Rainey; director of photography, Lonnie Wehunt; edited by Bill Sibert; introduction by Pat Conroy.
SUMMARY: "Featuring parents, students, teachers, administrators and superintendents from the plaintiff districts in the education equity case of Abbeville vs. State of South Carolina, with appearances by U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, Charleston Mayor Joe Riley and others"--Container.
The Cost of Freedom: Civil Liberties, Security & the USA PATRIOT Act (VHS). 60 min.
CREDITS: A presentation of Iowa Public Television.
SUMMARY: Examines the history of civil liberties during wartime and the controversial USA PATRIOT Act which was passed in October of 2001.
Counseling and Negotiation: The Settlement of Lancer v. American Steel Co. (VHS). 21 min.
Published by Commerce Clearing House, Inc., in cooperation with the Center on Professionalism of the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Names and events are fictional.
CREDITS: Written by Janet G. Perry.
Courting Justice (DVD). 54 min.
Originally produced as a documentary film by Luna Films in 2008.
In English and Xhosa with English subtitles.
CREDITS: Created by Ruth B. Cowan; directed by Jane Thandi Lipman; produced by Bridget Pickering; director of photography, Manu Lapiere; edited by Dara Kell; music by Philip Miller.
SUMMARY: This film illustrates how the new constitution in post-apartheid South Africa partially lived up to its goals of promoting justice and human rights. Essential to keeping these promises, indeed mandated by the constitution, is a diverse judiciary -- one that includes women. By 2008, 18 percent of the superior court judges were women. This film is their story.
Crime after Crime (DVD). 93 min.
Released in 2012.
OWN documentary club.
CREDITS: A film by Yoav Potash.
SUMMARY: The dramatic story of the legal battle to free Debbie Peagler, a woman imprisoned for over a quarter century due to her connection to the murder of the man who abused her. Filming in and out of prison for over five years, filmmaker Yoav Potash methodically documented this story as it unfolded.
Critical Choices: Education Decisions for the Next Generation of Lawyers (DVD).
Conference held April 15-17, 2004, Dallas, Texas.
CREDITS: Presented by the Out-of-the-Box Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.
SUMMARY: More than twenty speakers, including university chancellors, presidents, deans, professors, judges and practitioners gathered to discuss education decisions for the next generation of lawyers. They explored what is happening in legal education today, and what changes are, or ought to be, in store for those entering law school and the legal profession in the future.
A Day in the Life of Law School Teaching (VHS).
Produced by Gonzaga University School of Law's Institute for Law School Teaching.
CREDITS: Produced by Larry Dubin.
The Deadly Dozen: Twelve of the Most Common Mistakes Lawyers Make in Dealing with Their Clients (VHS). 60 min.
Produced in 1989.
CREDITS: Presented by Practising Law Institute; conceived and written by James C. Freund.
Death by Stoning (DVD). 23 min.
Originally broadcast on the program Nightline, July 10, 2003.
CAST: Akbar Ahmed, Ayesha Imam
CREDITS: Produced by ABC News.
SUMMARY: "Under Islamic law, the bearing of a child out of wedlock is a capital offense--and the instrument of death is stoning, as done since time immemorial. Set in Nigeria, this ABC News program uses the harrowing case of Amina Lawal as a platform to discuss the concepts of justice and punishment as they relate to human rights. Akbar Ahmed, chair of Islamic studies and professor of international relations at American University, and Ayesha Imam, founding director of a human rights agency that assisted in Ms. Lawal's defense, are featured"--Case.
Defending Gideon (DVD). 30 min.
A film by The Constitution Project.
Funded by the Ford Foundation and Arnold & Porter LLP.
CAST: Narrated by Martin Sheen.
CREDITS: produced by New Media Advocacy Project.
SUMMARY: This documentary deals with the landmark case Gideon v. Wainwright, which guarantees poor defendants the right to counsel in criminal cases. It also presents contemporary portraits of legal injustice.
Defending Our Lives (DVD).
DVD release of a 1993 production.
Academy Award winner for Best short documentary, 1993.
CREDITS: Editing, Renner Wunderlich; on-line editing, Mike Dawson; still photography, Stan Grossfeld et al.
SUMMARY: Shows the magnitude and severity of domestic violence in this country. Features the personal testimonies of four women imprisoned for killing their batterers.
Deposition, Bill Gates: Case, U.S.A. v. Microsoft Corp. (VHS). 17 hr. 21 min.
Published: Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Justice, 1998.
SUMMARY: Videotape deposition of Bill Gates in the Microsoft offices in Redmond, Washington.
August 27, 1998 (4 tapes)
August 28, 1998 (4 tapes)
Sept. 2, 1998 (3 tapes)
The Deposition: A Simulation with Commentary (VHS). 3 hr. 21 min.
Recorded May 13, 1978, in Boston at a national institute sponsored by the ABA Section of Litigation and the Young Lawyers Division.
Published by the ABA Consortium for Professional Education.
CREDITS: Planned by Edwin J. Wesley and Hugh M. Ray.
SUMMARY: A program which simulates a case involving the deposition of a witness. Attorneys taking the deposition step out of their roles to provide an explanation of their approach, which is commented upon by a panel of legal experts.
Dilemmas in Legal Ethics (VHS). 74 min.
Published: Chicago, IL: American Bar Association, 1984?
CREDITS: Presented by the American Bar Association Consortium for Professional Education.
pt. 1. Interviewing
pt. 2. Counseling
pt. 3. Negotiation
pt. 4. Investigation
pt. 5. Advocacy
Dispute Resolution and Lawyers (VHS). 2 hr. 45 min.
Produced in 1991.
CREDITS: Developed by the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution, School of Law, University of Missouri-Columbia.
I. Dispute settlement negotiation (47 min.) -- II. Transaction negotiation (35 min.) -- III. Mediation (38 min.) -- IV. Overview of ADR (45 min.)
Dispute Resolution and the Courts (VHS). 117 min.
Published: Washington, D.C.: National Institute for Dispute Resolution, 1988.
Case study: Community justice mediation
Case study: Court- ordered arbitration-Minneapolis
Case study: Court-ordered arbitration-Pittsburgh
Case study: Summary jury trial
Does America still work? (VHS). 57 min.
Published: Alexandria, VA: PBS Video, 1992.
Originally broadcast on PBS in its series, Frontline.
CAST: Correspondent, Jeffrey Madrick.
CREDITS: Producers, Kathleen Hughes and Tom Casciato; executive producer, David Fanning.
SUMMARY: At the height of the Rust Belt primaries, Frontline goes to Milwaukee where presidential candidates tap the deep-seated anxiety and insecurity that fuels tensions between American businesses and their employees. This program looks behind the heated political rhetoric to see how companies, workers, and civic leaders are wrestling with global competition and the end of an era of industrial affluence. In a volatile economic climate, what do corporations owe their employees and their communities?
Don't Defer that Dream (VHS). 20 min.
CREDITS: Produced by Law School Admission Council/Law School Admission Services.
SUMMARY: Encourages African Americans to attend law school.
Drug Arbitration: A Demonstration (VHS). 150 min.
Published: Chicago: American Bar Association, 1990.
Sponsored by American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law and the ABA Division for Professional Education.
CAST: Moderator: Allen Gross ; arbitrator, Sara A. Adler.
CREDITS: Producer, Annette J. Cook ; directed by G. Hayden Brown.
Drug Treatment Courts: Applied Therapeutic Jurisprudence (VHS). 37 min.
Published: Kalamazoo, Mich. : Western Michigan University, 2000.
CAST: Moderator: Ron Kramer; Panelists: Peggy Hora, Bruce Winick, David B. Wexler, William Schma.
Easerly v. Letwin (VHS). 24 min.
Published: Cambridge, Mass.: Evidence Films, 1977.
CREDITS: A film by Charles Nesson and Eric Saltzman.
SUMMARY: Based upon a case tried in New York City wherein a real estate broker sues for his commission based upon a fabricated oral agreement with the buyer, the film depicts the defense attorney's successful attempt to introduce as evidence the plaintiff's identical claims in previous suits.
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (DVD) . 1 hr. 50 min.
Based on the book "The smartest guys in the room" by Peter Elkind and Bethany McLean.
Originally released in 2005.
Special features: Feature commentary with writer/director Alex Gibney; deleted scenes; the making of 'Enron: the smartest guys in the room'; conversations with Bethany McLean and Peter Elking ; Firesign Theatre present: "The fall of Enron"; addition Enron skits (selections from discovered scripts); "Higher definition": the Enron show; where are they now?; a gallery of Enron cartoons; the original Fortune magazine articles; an index of websites with the latest information.
CREDITS: Director of photography, Maryse Alberti; narrator, Peter Coyote; editor, Alison Ellwood; original music, Matthew Hauser.
SUMMARY: The inside story of one of history's greatest business scandals, in which top executives of America's seventh largest company walked away with over one billion dollars, while investors and employees lost everything.
Envisioning a More Democratic Global System (DVD). 145 min.
CREDITS: Chairperson for the symposium: Andrew Strauss; speakers: Daniele Archibugi, Richard Falk, Greg Fox, Thomas Franck, Zaid Ibrahim, Robert Johansen, David Kennedy, Heraldo Munoz, Kinhide Mushakoji, Chandra Muzaffar, Liliana Obregon, Heikki Patomaki, Leila Sadat, and Kimon Valaskakis.
SUMMARY: The great architects of democracy from Pericles to James Madison assumed that democracy applied only within countries. Now in the globalizing world of the 21st century, are we ready for democracy to be applied internationally? In April 2006, Widener University School of Law sponsored a symposium dedicated to this question. This video documentary is the story of that symposium.
Equal Justice under Law (VHS). 6 videocassettes (30 min. each)
PUBLISHER: WQED Public Broadcasting Service, 1988.
CREDITS: Host: E.G. Marshall.
SUMMARY: Dramatizations of important decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court occurring while John Marshall served as Chief Justice (1801-1835).
1. Marbury v. Madison
2. McCulloch v. Maryland
3. Gibbons v. Ogden
4-6. The trial of Aaron Burr.
Essays in Justice (VHS). 187 min.
Published: Columbus, OH: Capital University Law and Graduate Center, 1994.
Tape 1. Racial justice / Derrick A. Bell
Tape 2. Health care delivery / Daniel Callahan
Tape 3. Gender-based discrimination and harassment / Karen Lebacqz
Ethical Issues in Judicial Settlement (VHS). 40 min.
Published: Chicago, Ill.: American Judicature Society and State Justice Institute, 1996.
Ethics and Expert Witnesses (VHS). 120 min.
PUBLISHER: Mercer Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism.
Includes a study guide located in a pamphlet box at the end of the Instructional Video Collection.
CREDITS: By Patrick Emery Longan.
SUMMARY: The purpose of these materials, and the vignettes that accompany them, is to educate lawyers, law students, and judges about the many issues of ethics and professionalism that arise in connection with the use of expert witnesses in civil cases."
Ethics on Trial (VHS).
Published: Washington, D.C.: Washington Educational Television Association, 1986.
CAST: Reported by Fred Graham.
Evaluating Associates for Growth and Profit (VHS).
Issued in 1990.
CREDITS: Produced by State Bar of Wisconsin and Altman & Weil.
Pt. 1. Effective strategy -- Pt. 2. Successful interview techniques.
Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Movement (DVD). 14 hr.
Vols. 1-3 have subtitle: America's civil rights years, 1954 to 1965.
Vols. 4-7 have subtitle: America at the racial crossroads, 1965 to 1985.
DVD release of television programs originally produced 1986 (v. 1-3) and 1990 (v. 4-7).
A special presentation of American Experience.
CAST: Julian Bond, narrator.
CREDITS: Henry Hampton, creator and executive producer.
SUMMARY: Vols. 1-3 tell the story of America's civil rights years from 1954 to 1965. Vols. 4-7 examine the new America from 1966 to 1985, from community power to the human alienation of urban poverty.
v.1. Awakenings, 1954-1956 ; Fighting back, 1957-1962 -- v.2. Ain't scared of your jails, 1960-1961 ; No easy walk, 1961-1963 -- v.3. Mississippi : Is this America?, 1962-1964 ; Bridge to freedom, 1965 -- v.4. The time has come, 1964-1966 ; Two societies, 1965-1968 -- v.5. Power! 1966-1968 ; The promised land, 1967-1968 -- v.6. Ain't gonna shuffle no more, 1964-1972 ; A nation of law? 1968-1971 -- v.7. The keys to the kingdom, 1974-1980 ; Back to the movement, 1979-1985.
Facing Life: The Re-Trial of Evan Zimmerman (DVD). 100 min.
An A&E documentary special.
SUMMARY: Evan Zimmerman was accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend, and a jury found him guilty. But Zimmerman made it back to court after he was able to show that his initial lawyer was so ineffective he deserved a new trial. "Facing Life" captures the harrowing experience as the new trial unfolds. From the defense team's strategizing to the 11th-hour moves and the shattering conclusion, see how the tortuous process affected Zimmerman, who was nearly driven insane by the thought of going to prison again for a crime he said he did not commit. Zimmerman's attorneys were Keith Belzer of La Crosse and Keith Findley, a UW-Madison law professor. Zimmerman spent three years in prison before he was released on bond. Zimmerman is the fourth inmate freed through the efforts- of Findley's group, the Wisconsin Innocence Project, which operates out of the UW-Madison Law School.
The Fall of the British Empire (VHS). 2 hr. 45 min.
CREDITS: Time-Life Video.
SUMMARY: At the dawn of the 20th century, the mighty British empire spanned the globe. Yet, before the century's end the once-invincible world power had become little more than a memory. Through rare and vintage Movietone News film footage, relive the historic course of events that shook the United Kingdom apart and discover how the sun finally set on the Union Jack.
Federal Sentencing Policy: A Path for the Future (DVD) .
23rd Thomas E. Fairchild lecture, delivered at the University of Wisconsin Law School, April 15, 2011.
CAST: William K. Sessions, speaker.
SUMMARY: Judge Sessions discusses the U.S. Sentencing Commissionís attempts to achieve sentencing reform in the midst of inter-branch power struggles.
Final Offer (VHS). 78 min.
Published by the National Film Board of Canada; distributed in the U.S. by California Newsreel of San Francisco, 1985.
CREDITS: Director, Sturla Gunnarsson; producers, Sturla Gunnarsson, Robert Collison; writer, Robert Collison; photography, Leonard Gilday; music, Jack Lenz; narration, Henry Ramer.
SUMMARY: Tapes made just before and during the 1984 strike against General Motors by the United Auto Workers, Canadian Section, show union leader Bob White as he fights with both the company and the United States union leadership to retain traditional wage increases in the Canadian contract.
Financing Long Term Care (VHS). 70 min.
Published: Madison, WI: Center for Public Representation, 1987.
SUMMARY: Consumer information on Medicare, long-term care insurance, Medicaid, and estate planning and estate building.
Florida v. Smith: A Trial Training Videotape (DVD & VHS).
Published: New York: American Lawyer/Court TV Video Library Service, 1992.
CAST: Includes commentary by Arthur Miller, Burt Neuborne, Starlet Jones, Victoria Toensing, and Cynthia McFadden, Court TV's anchor.
tape 1. Jury selection; Williams rule; Opening statement of Prosecutor Moira Lasch; Opening statement of Defense Attorney Roy Black; Direct examination of Anne Mercer by Moira Lasch; Cross examination of Anne Mercer by Roy Black; Direct examination of alleged victim Patricia Bowman by Moira Lasch.
tape 2. Cross examination of Patricia Bowman by Roy Black; Direct examination of Senator Edward Kennedy by Moira Lasch; Cross examination of Senator Kennedy by Roy Black; Direct examination of defendant William Kennedy Smith by Roy Black; Cross examination of William Kennedy Smith by Moira Lasch; Closing argument of Moira Lasch; Verdict.
The Forgotten Balance of Robert Kastenmeier (DVD & VHS). ca 1 hr., 40 min.
2003 Annual Kastenmeier Colloquium, held Oct. 24, 2003, at the University of Wisconsin Law School.
CREDITS: Speaker, Lawrence Lessig
SUMMARY: Lawrence Lessig, professor of law at Stanford Law School, is one of the country's leading commentators on legal aspects of new communications technologies and cyberspace. He spoke on the need for balance in copyright law.
Founding Brothers (DVD). 200 min.
Based on the book "Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation," by Joseph J. Ellis.
CAST: Host, Roger Mudd; narrator, Edward Herrmann; featuring the voices of Peter Coyote, James Woods, Brian Dennehy, Michael York, Rob Lowe, Hal Holbrook.
CREDITS: Executive producers, Jim Milio, Melissa Jo Peltier, Mark Hufnail; producer, Kelly McPherson; directors, Jim Milio, Mark Hufnail.
SUMMARY: Volume 1 begins with a look at two of the many crises faced by George Washington during his term as America's first president. At a time when any conflict had the potential to dissolve the fragile union, Washington surrounded himself with brilliant men who were bound by their undying devotion to America, but who were often bitterly divided about how best to serve their common cause. Volume 2 explores the ideological conflict that existed between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton and highlights Washington's farewell address. Volume 3 portrays the bitterly contested presidential election of 1796 and the difficult administration of John Adams. Volume 4 concludes with the poignant tale of the reconciliation between Adams and Jefferson, and the story of the famous duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr.
Founding Fathers (DVD). 200 min.
CAST: Hosted by Roger Mudd ; featuring the voices of James Woods (John Adams), Brian Dennehy (George Washington), Hal Holbrook (Benjamin Franklin), Burt Reynolds (Patrick Henry), Randy Travis (James Madison), Beau Bridges (Samuel Adams), Michael York (Thomas Paine & Alexander Hamilton), and Peter Coyote (Thomas Jefferson).
CREDITS: Narrated by Edward Herrmann; produced by MPH Entertainment Inc. for The History Channel.
SUMMARY: They were the most legendary and respected politicians, statesmen and warriors of history's first republic since the days of ancient Rome. They were also traitors and smugglers, rabble rousers and hot-heads, unfaithful husbands and prodigious drinkers. Our founding fathers were, in fact, human beings. Gain a fascinating glimpse behind the images on the marble busts and faces on our dollar bills and pocket change.
Disc. 1. Rebels with a cause; Taking liberties -- Disc. 2. You say you want a revolution?, A healthy constitution.
Four Little Girls (DVD). 1 hr., 42 min.
CAST: Interview subjects include Bill Cosby, Walter Cronkite, Jesse Jackson, Andrew Young, Coretta Scott King, and George Wallace.
CREDITS: Director, producer, Spike Lee ; producer, Sam Pollard; director of photography, Ellen Kuras; editor, Sam Pollard; music, Terence Blanchard.
SUMMARY: When a bomb tears through the basement of a black Baptist church on a peaceful fall morning, it takes the lives of four young girls: Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Addie Mae Collins. This racially motivated crime, taking place at a time when the civil rights movement is burning with a new flame, could have doused that flame forever. Instead it fuels a nation's outrage and brings Birmingham, Alabama to the forefront of America's concern.
From Nuremberg to Rome (DVD). 90 min.
Co-sponsored by the Independent Student Coalition for the International Criminal Court and by the International Law Student Association.
CAST: Featured speakers: Henry T. King, Jr. and Benjamin B. Ferencz; experts: Michael P. Scharf, Leila Nadya Sadat, David J. Scheffer, William Schabas, and M. Cherif Bassiouni.
SUMMARY: A panel featuring former Nuremberg prosecutors and the leading experts on the International Criminal Court, held at the 2004 spring conference of the International Law Students Association.
From the Bill of Rights to the Internet: Protecting Privacy Rights and Interests in the New Millennium (VHS). ca. 143 min.
2000 annual Kastenmeier Colloquium, held April 14, 2000 at the University of Wisconsin Law School.
What is privacy, by Robert Gellman
Privacy, information flows, and balance during a period of rapid transition, by Martin Abrams
Privacy in the digital age, by Deirdre Mulligan
Beyond code for Internet privacy: the first amendment, privacy-as-property, and speech filters, by Paul M. Schwartz