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The Quest for Equal Educational Opportunity: A Brown v. Board of Education Mock Argument (DVD). 84 min.
Recorded at a symposium held at Washington College of Law March 20-21, 2003.
CAST: Prof. Erwin Chemerinsky versus Prof. Derrick Bell.
A Question of Evidence: The O.J. Simpson Hearing (VHS). 51 min.
Preliminary hearing before Judge Kathleen Kennedy Powell; defense attorneys, Gerald Uelman and Robert Shapiro; prosecutors, William Hudgman and Marcia Clark.
Published: New York: Courtroom Television Network, 1994.
CREDITS: Producer, Peter Aronson; associate producers, Mary Jane Stevenson and Suzanne Worden; senior producers, Jamie Alter and Carolyn Kresky; executive producer, Steve Johnson; editor in chief, Steven Brill; narrator, Gregg Jarrett.
SUMMARY: Testimonies by key witnesses to determine whether there was sufficient evidence to send O.J. Simpson to trial.
Raich v. Gonzales: 545 U.S. 1 (2005) (DVD). 43 min.
Voices of American law series.
CREDITS: Produced by Thomas Metzloff.
SUMMARY: Although California residents had approved a ballot initiative legalizing the use of marijuana for medical purposes, Diane Monson was surprised when the Drug Enforcement Agency seized the six plants in her backyard as illegal contraband under federal law. Monson used marijuana to treat her chronic back pain, and she found an ally in activist and fellow cannabis patient Angel Raich. Together, Raich and Monson sued the federal government, claiming that the federal ban on marijuana use was an unconstitutional exercise of Congressional authority under the Constitution's Commerce Clause. The documentary tells the story of this clash of federal and state power through interviews with Monson and Raich; their attorneys Robert Raich and Randy Barnett; U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft and Acting U.S. Attorney John Vincent; and Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey.
Case video (21:28 min.) -- Aftermath (8:45 min.) -- Party narratives (9:51 min.) -- Trailer (2:04 min.).
Real Justice (VHS). 2 hr. 30 min.
Originally broadcast on November 14, 2000 and November 21, 2000 as episodes of the television program: Frontline.
CREDITS: Produced by Ben Loeterman & Ben Gale; written by Ben Loeterman.
SUMMARY: Homocides, drug arrests, car theft, assault and battery ... it's all in a day's work for the prosecutors of Boston's Suffolk County district attorney's office. Frontline goes inside the real-life workings of America's criminal justice system to reveal the offers, counteroffers, deals and compromises that keep cases moving through our crowded courts.
The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court (DVD). 95 min.
CAST: ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo, ICC deputy prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, ICC senior trial attorney Christine Chung, Nuremberg prosecutor Ben Ferencz, IDP camp leader Dennis Lemoyi, warlord Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, warlord Joseph Kony, warlord Vincent Otti.
CREDITS: Director, Pamela Yates; producer, Paco de Oni?s; editors, Peter Kinoy and Dara Kell; director of photography, Melle van Essen; music, Roger C. Miller; associate producer, Sally Eberhardt; writers, Paco de Oni?s, Peter Konoy, and Pamela Yates.
SUMMARY: Though over 120 countries voted to create the International Criminal Court (ICC), some of the most powerful nations in the world - China, Russian, and the United States - refused to ratify it, the U.S. claiming, among other things, that the ICC's authority to second-guess the actions taken and the results reached by participating states was an infringement on national sovereignty. Nevertheless, prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo issues arrest warrants for the rebel leaders of the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda, puts four Congolese warlords on trial in The Hague, charges the president of Sudan with genocide and war crimes in Darfur, challenges the UN Security Council to have him arrested, and shakes up the Colombian criminal justice system.
Representing Justice: Stories of Law and Literature (DVD). 720 min.
Course consists of 24 lectures in 2 parts. Each part consists of 2 DVDs and each DVD consists of 6 lectures.
Published in 2006.
Great Courses no. 2336.
CAST: Taught by Susan Sage Heinzelman, University of Texas at Austin.
Part 1. lecture 1. Literature as law, literature of law -- lecture 2. The Old Testament as law and literature -- lecture 3. Revenge and justic in Aeschylus's Oresteia -- lecture 4. Community in Sophocles's Oedipus Tyrannus -- lecture 5. Ritual order in mystery and morality plays -- leture 6. Chaucer's lawyers and priests -- lecture 7. Inns of Court, Royal Courts, and the Stage -- lecture 8. Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice (1596-97) -- lecture 9. Shakespeare's Measure for Measure (1603-04) -- lecture 10. Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale (1609-11) -- lecture 11. An epic trial--Milton's Paradise Lost (1667) -- lecture 12. Moll Flanders (1722) ; Beggar's Opera (1727) -- Part 2. lecture 13. Trial tales of Parricide Mary Blandy (1752) -- lecture 14. Property and self--Edgeworth, Burney, Austen -- lecture 15. Law as fog--Dicekns's Bleak House (1852-53) -- lecture 16. Puritans anew--The Scarlet Letter (1850) -- lecture 17. Slavery and Huckleberry Finn (1885) -- lecture 18. Victorian limits--Tess and Jude the Obscure -- lecture 19. Susan Glaspell's "Jury of Her Peers" (1917) -- lecture 20. Kafka and 20th century anxiety about law -- lecture 21. Lolita (1958) and in the Art of Confessing -- lecture 22. "Witnessing" slavery in Beloved (1987) -- lecture 23. Maternal infanticide--myth and judgement -- lecture 24. Literature and law--past, present, future.
Representing the Corporate Client : The Saga of Albinex (VHS). 21 min.
Published: Chicago, Ill.: R & R Video, Commerce Clearing House and Center on Professionalism of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1989.
CAST: Tom McLaughlin, Wayne Atchison, Andrew McCosker, Jan Austell, Carmella Spear.
CREDITS: Written and created by Eleanor W. Myers; produced and directed by Rhonda Fabian-Rizzuto; executive producer, Caroline M. Simon; camera and lighting, Morris Cooperman; editor, David A. Schwartz.
SUMMARY: Highlights ethical dilemmas encountered by lawyers engaged in corporate counseling, whether participating in-house or in an outside law firm. The case study will be presented by a videotaped dramatization interspersed with leader and audience discussion of the ethical issues as they arise.
Republican Party of Minnesota v. White: 536 U.S. 765 (2002) (DVD).
Distinctive Aspects of American Law Project, Duke University School of Law.
CREDITS: Narrated by Melinda Penkava.
SUMMARY: Minnesota elects its judges and places limits on what they can say in their campaigns in order to preserve the impartiality of the judiciary. Minnesota Supreme Court candidate Greg Wersal, with the backing of the state Republican Party, challenged the rules as unconstitutionally limiting his First Amendment right of free speech.
Richard Nixon: "Checkers," "Old Glory," "Resignation" (VHS). 45 min.
Published: Sandy Hook, Ct.: Video Yesteryear Recording, 1980.
Copyrighted by J. David Goldin.
CAST: Richard Nixon.
SUMMARY: Presents three separate speeches which former president Richard M. Nixon gave including one from his first campaign for national office and his
Old Glory (1957)
Rita's Case: The Lawyer as Problem Solver (VHS). 54 min.
Atlanta, Ga.: Georgia Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism, 1993.
The River Ran Red (VHS). 58 min.
CREDITS: Narrator, Blair Brown; writer, Nicole Fauteux.
SUMMARY: Gripping account of the summer of 1892, in which a bitter conflict erupted at the Carnegie Works in Homestead, Pennsylvania. The nation's largest steel maker took on its most militant labor union, with devastating consequences for American workers. Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick head a fascinating cast of characters which includes 300 armed Pinkerton guards and the would-be anarchist assasin, Alexander Berkman. This American tragedy still resonates one hundred years later, especially in communities hard hit by the decline of heavy industry and labor's diminishing clout.
The Road to Brown (VHS). 58 min.
Subtitle: The Untold Story of the Man who Killed Jim Crow.
A presentation of the University of Virginia.
Published: San Francisco, Calif.: California Newsreel (distributor), 1990.
CREDITS: Narrator, Steven Anthony Jones; producers, William A. Elwood, Mykola Kulish; director, Mykola Kulish; writer, William A. Ellwood et al; edited by Gary Weimberg and Yasha Aginsky; camera, Brad Shapiro; music, Darryl Cox.
SUMMARY: Presents the role of Charles Hamilton Houston in the cases which let to the landmark Supreme Court case of Brown vs. Board of Education. Gives background history of segregation, Jim Crow laws, NAACP and bio-data on persons influential in the desegregation movement.
Robert F. Kennedy: Attorney General (VHS). 3 hrs, 15 min.
CAST: Panelists: Joseph Dolan, Herbert "Jack" Miller, Archibald Cox, Nicholas Katzenbach, John Segenthaler, Burke Marshall, Anthony Lewis, John Douglas, and Edwin Guthman.
SUMMARY: A panel discussion held at Duquesne University School of Law on April 12, 1996 discussing Robert F. Kennedy's career as United States Attorney General. Includes a 15 min. video titled written and produced by Ken Gormley and Matt Kambic.
The Rodney King Case: What the Jury Saw in CA v. Powell (VHS). 116 min.
CREDITS: Editors, Kieran McKinney, Jim Valver; Narrator, Fred Graham.
SUMMARY: Presents the key portions of both the prosecution and defense cases. Condenses 150 hours of gavel-to-gavel coverage and includes the 81 second amateur videotape which recorded the events that occurred during the evening of March 3, 1991.
The Role of District Courts (DVD).
The fifteenth Thomas E. Fairchild lecture, presented at the University of Wisconsin Law School, May 2, 2003.
CREDITS: Presenter: Reena Raggi.
SUMMARY: Ms. Raggi, currently a judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, previously judged for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. She spoke about the role of federal district courts in the United States.
Romer v. Evans: 517 U.S. 620 (1996) (DVD). 58 min.
Voices of American law series.
CREDITS: Produced by Thomas Metzloff, Sarah Wood, Abbie Pugh, and Robert Walker.
SUMMARY: In 1992, Colorado voters passed Amendment 2, a measure that would forbid state and local governments from passing laws to ban discrimination against gays. Gay rights groups sued to overturn the law, which had been promoted by Colorado for Family Values, an evangelical Christian group based in Colorado Springs. Governor Roy Romer, who strongly opposed Amendment 2, was required to defend its constitutionality all the way to the Supreme Corut. The story of this landmark equal protection case is told through interviews with Governor Romer; plaintiff Angela Romero; attorneys Jean Dubofsky and Mary Celeste; Colorado for Family Values members Kevin Tebedo, Will Perkins, and David Noebel; and state attorney Timothy Tymkovich.
Russian Prison N-240 (VHS). 60 min.
CAST: Tom Naygrow, narrator.
CREDITS: Original concept and story line by Vladimir Suvorov; written by Tom Naygrow; translation by Nonna Maksimova; edited by Irina Anokhina.
SUMMARY: Russia has over one million two hundred thousand prisoners. Prison N-240 is considered to hold the most dangerous prisoners in Russia. Interviews with prison guards and their wives present an overview of Russia's prison system and its most notorious prison.
Saddam Hussein Trial (DVD). 48 min.
Recorded Dec. 6, 2005 in Washington, D.C. as a segment of the program Washington Journal.
CAST: Speaker: Michael P. Scharf; host: Paul Orgel.
SUMMARY: Prof. Scharf, advisor to the Iraqi special tribunal presiding over Saddam Hussein's trial, speaks about the trial and the leeway given by the judge to the uncontrollable defendant. He takes questions from callers.
Scenes of a Crime (DVD). 1 hr. 28 min.
Includes the original theatrical version (88 minutes) and an edited shortened version (48 minutes).
CREDITS: Producers/directors, Grover Babcock and Blue Hadaegh; editor, Robert DeMaio; cinematographers, David Elkins and Brian Mulchy.
SUMMARY: Explores how modern police interrogation tactics (including lies, threats and false evidence) place extraordinary pressures on suspects, and can encourage an innocent person to confess falsely.
Secret History of the Credit Card (DVD). 60 min.
Originally broadcast as a segment of the television program Frontline, Nov. 23, 2004.
CREDITS: Directed by David Rummel; written by Lowell Bergman and David Rummel; produced by David Rummel and Nelli Kheyfets; narrated by Will Lyman.
SUMMARY: The average American family today carries 10 credit cards. Credit card debt and personal bankruptcies are now at an all time high. With no legal limit on the amount of interest or fees that can be charged, credit cards have become the most profitable sector of the American banking industry: more than $30 billion in profits last year alone. Frontline and the New York times join forces to investigate how an industry few Americans understand how became so pervasive, so lucrative, and so powerful.
Sentencing Criminals: After a Quarter Century of Reform, Where Are We? (DVD & VHS). 2 hr. 25 min.
2001 Annual Kastenmeier Colloquium, held March 23, 2001, at the University of Wisconsin Law School.
CREDITS: Moderator: Thomas Hutchison; panelists: Douglas Berman, Michael E. Smith, and John Steer.
Seoul train (DVD). 54 min.
Originally produced as a documentary in 2004.
In English, Korean & Mandarin Chinese, with optional subtitles.
CREDITS: Produced by Lisa Sleeth and Jim Butterworth; directed by Jim Butterworth, Aaron Lubarsky, and Lisa Sleeth; edited by Aaron Lubarsky; camera, Lisa Sleeth and Jim Butterworth.
SUMMARY: "Today, there are an estimated 250,000 North Korean refugees living underground in China. They escaped a food crisis and other persecutions at home that have claimed the lives of approximately 3 million in the past 10 years. The Chinese Government, in direct violation of international laws to which it's a party, systematically arrests and forcibly repatriates hundreds of these refugees each month. Defecting from North Korea is a capital offense, and repatriated refugees face human rights abuses ranging from concentration camps and torture to forced abortion and summary executions. For a lucky few refugees, however, there is hope. A group of multinational activists has taken it upon themselves to create an Underground Railroad. Via a network of safe houses and escape routes, the activists, at great personal risk, help the refugees on daring escapes to freedom over hundreds (and sometimes thousands) of miles of Chinese territory" -- The producers.
The Shepard's Case (VHS). 20 min.
CAST: Alex Corcoran, Michelle Zimmerman, London King, Frank Jones, Jr.
CREDITS: Producer/director, Damon Smith.
SUMMARY: Dramatizes use of the Shepard's Citation Service on the lexis.com research system.
Simple Justice (DVD). 105 min.
A segment of the television program American Experience, broadcast Jan. 18, 1993.
Based on "Simple justice" by Richard Kluger.
CAST: Peter Francis James, James Avery, Andre Braugher, Scott Wentworth, Scott Whitehurst, William Allen Young, Sam Gray, Terry Alexander, Matthiew Arkin, Thomas Brimm, Denise Burse-Mickelburg, Tom Ligon, Sam Jackson, Diana Scarwid, Giancarlo Esposito.
CREDITS: Produced by Yanna Kroyt Brandt; directed by Helaine Head; teleplay by John McGreevey; story by John McGreevey, Avon Kirkland and Peter Cook; photography by Joseph M. Wilcots; music by Al Gorgoni and Steve Tyrell; executive producer Avon Kirkland.
SUMMARY: Docudrama recounts the remarkable legal strategy and social struggle that resulted in the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka.
Snapshots from the Seventh Circuit: Continuity and Change, 1966 to 2007 (DVD). (unknown running time)
The nineteenth Thomas E. Fairchild Lecture, delivered on April 27, 2007, at the University of Wisconsin Law School.
CREDITS: Guest lecturer: Hon. Diane P. Wood, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
SUMMARY: Judge Wood discusses Thomas Fairchild's contributions to the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit over the course of his tenure on the court.
Stand the Storm (VHS). 30 min.
Madison, Wis.: Wisconsin Public Television in cooperation with the Wisconsin Supreme Court, c1998.
Funded in part by the Wisconsin Sesquicentennial Commission with funds from individual and corporate contributors and the State of Wisconsin
CREDITS: Project director, Amanda K. Todd; assistant project director, Karen Leone de Nie; executive producer, Kay Klubertanz; producers/writers, Shelly Young, Dean Thomas; director, Dean Thomas; director of photography, Raymond L. Ibsen; Videographers, Raymond L. Ibsen, Frank Boll; Narrator, Tejumola F. Ologbaomi
SUMMARY: A documentary on the fugitive slave case involving Joshua Glover, who escaped from a Missouri farm in 1852 and found freedom in Racine. He was arrested in 1854 and imprisoned under the federal Fugitive Slave Law. He was broken out of the Milwaukee jail by a band of abolitionists led by newspaper publisher Sherman Booth, sparking a legal battle that pitted state and federal courts against one another for more than seven years. The story is told through interviews, historic documents, and images.|
State of Fear (DVD). 94 min.
Narrated in English with English subtitles for Spanish and Quechuan dialogues.
Special features include: Filmakers' commentary, interview with International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) experts, New York premiere Q&A, Verz Lentz slide show, trailer.
CAST: Narrator, Karen Duffy.
CREDITS: A film by Paco de Onis, Peter Kinoy, and Pamela Yates; produced by Paco de Onis; directed by Pamela Yates; edited by Peter Kinoy ; cinematographer, Juan Duran; original music, Tito La Rosa and Tavo Castillo.
SUMMARY: The Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission's official report chronicles the atrocities of both sides during the twenty year war between Abimael Guzman's revolutionary "Shining path" Indian guerrilla movement and the establishment governments. The Commission presents an alternate lens through which citizens of Peru can evaluate the inequalities their Indian people sought to address and the inevitable ravages modern terrorism brings to everyone.
Statistical Methods: The View from Square One (VHS). about 4 hrs.
CAST: Presented by Herbert M. Kritzer.
SUMMARY: Prof. Kritzer discusses the meaning of concepts and procedures like "statistical inference," "statistical significance," and "regression."
Stenberg v. Carhart: 530 U.S. 914 (2000) (DVD). 30 min.
Voices of American law series.
CREDITS: Produced by Thomas Metzloff.
SUMMARY: In 1997, the Nebraska Legislature voted to ban a procedure known as partial-birth abortion. Although the ban's supporters argued that it only affected certain late term abortion, abortion provider Dr. LeRoy Carhart feared it would affect other common abortion procedures. He sued the state, arguing that the ban placed an unconstitutional burden on a woman's right to an abortion. The case eventually went to the Supreme Court and became the focus of the ongoing political and cultural battle over abortion rights. The documentary includes interviews with Dr. Carhart and his attorney Priscilla Smith, Nebraska Attorney General Don Stenberg and Deputy Attorney General Steven Grasz, Nebraska Right to Life Director Julie Schmit-Albin, ACLU Director Timothy Butz, state Senator Ernie Chambers, and Judge Richard Kopf.
Case video (19:05 min.) -- Party narratives (9:48 min.) -- Trailer (1:20 min.)
Strategic Witness Preparation: Proven Strategies and Techniques. 2 hr. 15 min.
Produced by the American Bar Association.
CAST: Jan Mills Spaeth.
SUMMARY: This program focuses on witness preparation from the perspectives of ten well-known trial consultants.
Program overview -- Introduction of consultants -- The 1st critical steps -- Attorney to attorney -- Listen, think, then answer -- 10 false assumptions -- 5 elements of credibility -- The 10 C's of credible testimony -- Challenging witnesses -- Final points -- Discoverability -- ASTC, ethics, contributions.
Stress Management for Lawyers (VHS). 30 min.
Issued by the State Bar of Wisconsin in 1990.
CREDITS: Produced by Gary Abrams.
SUMMARY: This video presentation is an overview of the positive and negative aspects of stress and is aimed at showing lawyers how to manage the negative stress effects encountered in their profession.
The Supreme Court ( 4 DVDs). 240 min.
As seen on Public Television.
CAST: Narrated by David Strathairn.
CREDITS: Series producer, Mark Zwonitzer; director, Thomas Lennon; writers, Mark Zwonitzer and Richard Ben Cramer; executive producer, Jody Sheff; executive in charge, William R. Grant.
SUMMARY: "The series charts the court's unique evolution, using archival footage and innovative graphic techniques to help audiences grasp complex legal concepts. Interviews with some of the greatest legal minds in the country as well as exclusive access to the court, help personalize the justices while providing context to key decisions and hot-button issues of the day."
v. 1. One nation under law -- v. 2. A new kind of justice -- v. 3. A nation of liberties -- v. 4. The Rehnquist revolution.
The Supreme Court: Home to America's Highest Court (DVD) . 85 min.
CREDITS: A C-SPAN original production.
SUMMARY: In this documentary, you hear directly from all eleven current and retired Supreme Court Justices about the role of the Court, its traditions, and history. Tour the building and see the grand public spaces of this historic building, including the Great Hall and Supreme Court Chamber, and spaces only accessible to the Justices and their staff, such as the Robing Room and the John Marshall dining Room.
Swedenburg v. Kelly: 544 U.S. 460 (2005) (DVD). 31 min.
Distinctive Aspects of American Law Project, Duke University School of Law.
CREDITS: Narrated by Melinda Penkava.
SUMMARY: Issue: Whether state laws banning the shipping of wine to consumers violate the Commerce Clause. The story is told by Swedenburg, her attorneys Bolick and Scott Simpson, Juanita Duggan and Craig Wolf of the Wine and Sprits Wholesalers of America, and wholesalers' attorney Randy Mastro.
Teach to the Whole Class: Barriers and Pathways to Learning (VHS). 34 min.
Produced at Gonzaga University School of Law's Institute for Law School Teaching.
Accompanying binder in general stacks at: KF/264/T43/1997.
CREDITS: Developed by Paula Lustbader, Laurie Zimet,and Gerry Hess.
SUMMARY: Law school students discuss classroom experiences that interfered with their ability to learn and experiences that enhanced their learning. Barriers to learning presents teachers lack of sensitivity toward students and pathways to learning reinforces positive teaching methods.
Ten Commandments of the Mafia (DVD). 43 min.
Originally aired on the Discovery Channel, Nov. 16, 2008.
SUMMARY: Listen in as former Mafia members speak out for the first time about the codes that govern their criminal world. Chilling firsthand accounts from the mob members themselves tell of life on the inside and how their motto of cosa nostra -- "this thing of ours" -- ultimately fell victim to the American Dream. Learn what the rules of membership are, how they work, and what happened to mobsters when they questioned the "ten commandments of the Mafia."
10th District Court (DVD). 107 min.
French dialogue, English subtitles.
Special features: Discussion of film shoot by Raymond Depardon; deleted scenes; audience debate at theatrical release; original French trailer.
CREDITS: Produced by Palmeraie & Desert and France 2 Cinema with the participation of Canal+; directed by Raymond Depardon.
SUMMARY: The subtle details of human behavior and the issues of guilt, innocence, law enforcement, and racial perceptions are highlighted in this unprecedented look inside the French legal system.
Text, Sighs, and Videotape: Sample Conferences that Present Special Challenges to Teachers (VHS). 63 min.
Prepared for use in the training course for Legal Writing Teaching Assistants at the Law School of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
CREDITS: Introduction by Mary Barnard Ray.
SUMMARY: Ten sample conferences with students.
Therapeutic Jurisprudence in Practice (VHS). 58 min.
Produced by Western Michigan University in 2001.
SUMMARY: William G. Schma interviews attorney Richard Halpert.
This Honorable Court (VHS). 2 videocassettes (60 min. each)
Produced by WETA-TV, 1988.
CREDITS: Reported by Paul Duke; producers, Steve York, Berry Richards; director, Steve York; executive producer, Ricki Green.
SUMMARY: A two-part series on the Supreme Court, its history and a step-by-step narrative of how cases arrive, are considered, decided and reported.
1. A history of the court
2. Inside the Supreme Court
Thomas E. Fairchild: A Judge's Legacy (DVD & VHS). 90 min.
18th Thomas E. Fairchild lecture, University of Wisconsin Law School, Apr. 21, 2006.
CREDITS: Lecture by the Honorable Joan Humphrey Lefkow of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
SUMMARY: Judge Lefkow, who was one of Judge Fairchild's clerks, spoke in honor of her mentor. The talk took the form of a "walk down memory lane," in which Judge Lefkow shared her own memories of working with Judge Fairchild as well as the memories of her fellow clerks, who had sent their contributions to her in advance. Judge Lefkow's two current clerks, Jordan Russell and Jed Roher, stood with her as the three of them gave a dramatic presentation, taking the voices of Judge Fairchild and his clerks, many of whom were in the audience at the well-attended event. Roher, who read the lines of Judge Fairchild, is a third-year student at the UW Law School. As the lecture was about to begin, Judge Fairchild himself entered the room to a standing ovation.
Thoughts on How the Legal System Treats Jurors (DVD).
Address given at University of Wisconsin Law School, April 18, 2008.
CREDITS: Presenter: Patrick J. Fitzgerald.
SUMMARY: Patrick J. Fitzgerald, whose work as special prosecutor probing the leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity drew national attention, spoke on the legal system's treatment of jurors.
To Save the Land and People (VHS). 57 min.
CREDITS: Directed by Anne Lewis; associate director, Buck Maggard; sound and editing, Anne Lewis; executive producer, Dee Davis.
SUMMARY: Discusses the history and impact of strip mining in Kentucky. Focuses on actions by people directly affected by mining on both sides of the question: miners and farmers. Highlights the evolving legislation imposed to control strip mining and enabling newer methods such as "mountain top removal."
Tough Decisions: Defending the Homeland (DVD). 27 min.
Produced by WFYI in partnership with the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis and the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
CAST: Narrated by Kim Hood Jacobs and Scott Hoke.
CREDITS: Edited by David Tarr.
SUMMARY: This simulation of a terrorism event forces a new generation of global leaders to develop innovative counter-terrorism tactics and strategies in order to disrupt terrorist activities, while restoring public safety and maintaining First Amendment rights.
Town Meeting: A Process Run Amok, Can It Be Fixed? (VHS). 90 min.
Originally broadcast as the ABC television program Nightline, with Ted Koppel as moderator.
CREDITS: Directed by Roger Goodman; producers, Richard Harris et al.; editor, Jim Morris.
SUMMARY: Ted Koppel moderates a panel discussion with questions from invited guests who were involved in the confirmation process on the day following the confirmation of Thomas Hill to the U.S. Supreme Court. Panelists include Republican senators Alan Simpson and Arlen Specter, who were on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Democratic senators Paul Simon (also on the Judiciary Committee) and Bill Bradley, who was on the Senate Intelligence Committee.
The Travel Agency Problem (VHS).
Teachers manual in pamphlet box at end of Instructional Video Collection.
Published: Los Angeles: Master Productions in cooperation with Loyola of Los Angeles Law School, 1989-1997.
Series: Attorney/Client Interviewing and Counseling.
CREDITS: Written, produced and directed by Michael E. Wolfson.
Pt. 1. Interviewing the client
Pt. 2. Counseling the client.
A Trial in Prague (VHS). 56 min.
Filmed on location in Prague.
CREDITS: Directors of photography, Miro Gabor, Marek Jicha; music, Peter Fish; editor, David Charap.
SUMMARY: Documentary profiles the 1952 trial of fourteen Czechoslovak communists, including Rudolf Sl‚ansk‚y, former General Secretary of the Party, tried on charges of high treason and espionage.
Trial of a Criminal Case (VHS). 10 hr. 52 min.
Published: Madison, WI: State Bar of Wisconsin, 1982.
CAST: Faculty: Angela B. Bartell, William H. Coffey, Allan J. Deehr, E. Michael McCann, William G. Retert, Thomas P. Schneider.
The Trial of Adolf Eichmann (VHS). 2 hr.
Produced in 1997 for ABC News Productions by Great Projects Film Company.
CAST: Reporter: David Brinkley.
CREDITS: Producers, Daniel B. Polin and Kenneth Mandel; editors, Benno Schoberth and Stan Warnow; music, T.O. Sterrett; camera, Yoram Millo; graphics, Tim Camuti.
SUMMARY: Presents a complete account of the Jerusalem trial of Adolph Eichmann in 1961. Shows a detailed exposition of the events leading to the Holocaust as well as the tragedy of a man who thought obedience to an order exonerated him from responsibility for unbelievable crimes.
The Trial of an Extra Contractual Damages Case (VHS). 2 hr. 55 min.
Published: Chicago, Ill.: American Bar AssociationConsortium for Professional Education, 1982.
Presented by the American Bar Association Consortium for Professional Education in cooperation with the Tort and Insurance Practice Section.
Study guide in pamphlet box at end of Instructional Video Collection.
tape 1. Motions in limine
tape 2. Examination of the insured
tape 3. Examination of insured's former bookkeeper - defense witness
tape 4. Closing arguments
The Trials of Law School (DVD and DVD Educational Version). 87 min.
DVD bonus features: Think Like a Lawyer; includes 2 hours of additional professor interviews that cover the entire law school experience.
CAST: Ron Anderson, Cory King, Tesha McMinn, Braden Metcalf, Reece Norris, Katie Griffin, Stephanie Simon Hybl.
CREDITS: Directed by Porter Heath Morgan; executive producer, Porter Heath Morgan; associate producers, Porter H. Morgan III and Betsy Morgan; music by Jason Moore; edited by Johnathan Dortch.
SUMMARY: Follows the fascinating journey of students through their first year of law school as they encounter a new language, a new way of thinking and a new way of life. These students juggle families and relationships as they adjust to a high stress and highly competitive environment that puts a premium on competitiveness. Complete with insight from legal scholars around the country, this film explores the unique and demanding experience that is law school today, where success is measured for many by grades, based on one exam at the end of the semester. Top marks are few, their price is high, and disappointment is often widespread.
Unconstitutional: The War on Our Civil Liberties (DVD). 68 min.
Issued in 2004.
CREDITS: Written, produced and directed by Nonny de la Pena; edited by Joe Bini and Greg Byers; executive producers Robert Greenwald, Earl Katz, and Dan Raskov.
SUMMARY: Discusses how the USA PATRIOT Act has taken away checks on law enforcement and continues to endanger the civil liberties of all Americans under the guise of being part of the war on terrorism, and how paranoia, fear and racial profiling have led to gross infringements on freedom and democracy without strengthening national security.
Understanding Medicare: Part B, Cost-Sharing (VHS) .
Produced: Madison, Wis.: Center for Public Representation, 1988.
CREDITS: Written by Michael Klug.
Understanding Sexual Violence (DVD) : The Judge's Role in Stranger and Nonstranger Rape and Sexual Assault Cases. A Self Directed DVD Curriculum. ca. 4 hrs.
System requirements: PC-compatible computer; DVD-ROM drive and DVD playback software, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Internet connection (ROM portion only).
CREDITS: The National Judicial Education Program to Promote Equality for Women and Men in the Courts; Lynn Hecht Schafran, director; Claudia J. Bayliff and Roberta M. Baldini, project attorneys.
SUMMARY: NJEP has adapted its highly regarded video curriculum for DVD. This DVD version is augmented with a segment on the neurobiology of trauma and an associated website with a searchable annotated database.
Introduction -- The curriculum materials -- The curriculum components -- Supplementary materials on the DVD and on the web -- Alternate wasy to present the curriculum -- Training format and sample agendas -- Planning for a group presentation -- Program logistics -- Enriching the program with local expertise, local materials and additional exercises -- Introducing the program -- Concluding and evaluating the program -- Contact for additional information or questions.
United States v. Virginia: 518 U.S. 515 (1996) (DVD). 76 min.
Voices of American law series.
CREDITS: Produced by Thomas Metzloff.
SUMMARY: Steeped in history and tradition, the Virginia Military Institute remained all-male long after the state's other public universities became coeducational. VMI's leaders and alumni believed that a single-sex environment was essential to the school's spartan "adversative" educational method. When a female high-school student complained to the U.S. Department of Justice about VMI's policy, the DOJ filed a lawsuit claiming that the Equal Protection Clause required the state to offer the same opportunities to women as it did to men. The documentary tells the story of the case and the aftermath through interviews with VMI's leaders, including Board of Visitors President Joseph Spivey, and Generals Josiah Bunting, John Knapp, and Normal Bissell; expert witnesses Richard Richardson, Clifton Conrad, and Frank Brewer; Judges Jackson Kiser and Paul Niemeyer; DOJ lawyer Judith Keith; former Mary Baldwin College President Cynthia Tyson; National Women's Law Center attorney Marcia Greenberger; and author Laura Brodie. Also included on the DVD is an interview with Shannon Faulkner, whose lawsuit against the Citadel in South Carolina unfolded at the same time.
Case video (full) (24:52 min.) -- Case video (short) (16:55 min.) -- Aftermath (16:14 min.) -- Party narratives (15:50 min.) -- Trailer (1:50 min.).
Unraveling the Tragedy at Bhopal (VHS). 17 min.
CREDITS: By Gittelman Film Associates; produced for Union Carbide Coporation, c1989.
SUMMARY: This video presents an accounting of the investigation of the nature and cause of the 1984 Bhopal tragedy. It details the events encountered by the investigating teams, up to the discovery and confirmation that the tragedy was caused by human sabotage.
An Unreasonable Man (DVD). 122 min.
Originally produced as a documentary film in 2006.
Special features (disc 1): 7 deleted scenes ("The congress project", "No nukes", "Airbags", "Big boys/Flint", "Bell's Palsy/Shafeek", "Proposition 103", "Meeting with The Congressional Black Caucus")
Special features (disc 2): 7 featurettes ("Profile of a charismatic leader"; "What kind of president would Ralph Nader be?"; "Debating the role of third parties in the U.S.", "What happened to the Democratic Party?", "Why is the Right better organized than the Left?", "Ralph Nader on the Iraq war", "A debate on corporate power in America")
CREDITS: Written & directed by Henriette Mantel and Steve Skrovan; produced by Kevin O'Donnell; directors of photography, Mark Raker et al.; editors, Alexis Provost and Beth Gallagher; original music by Joe Kraemer.
SUMMARY: The life and times of Ralph Nader, political analyst and presidential candidate. Includes footage and interviews with those who knew and worked with him, including an interview with the man himself.
Up for Grabs: The (Historical [crossed out]) Hysterical Battle for the Bonds Ball (DVD). 89 min.
CREDITS: Written, produced, and directed by Michael Wranovics; executive producers, Robert Petrie, Helen Woo, Christopher Parry; co-producers, Michael Lindenberger, Josh Keppel.
SUMMARY: Production exposes the custody fight over Barry Bonds' record-setting 73rd home run ball. From the embattled litigants who wouldn't settle, to the impassioned eyewitnesses and their contradictory accounts, to the bemused reporters who covered the bizarre case, Wranovics presents a cast of characters who prove that truth is funnier than fiction.
Upholding an Oath to the Constitution: A Legislator's Responsibilities (DVD & VHS). 90 min.
17th Thomas E. Fairchild lecture, University of Wisconsin Law School, Apr. 22, 2005.
CREDITS: Presenter: Russ Feingold
Van Orden v. Perry: 545 U.S. ____ (2005) (DVD).
Distinctive Aspects of American Law Project, Duke University School of Law.
SUMMARY: After passing a monument of the Ten Commandments on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol in Austin and believing it's presence to be a violation of the First Amendment, Thomas Van Orden sued the State of Texas to have it removed.
The Vanishing family--Crisis in Black America (VHS). 64 min.
Originally shown on the television program: CBS Reports. Published: New York: Carousel Film and Video, 1986.
CREDITS: Producer and director, Ruth C. Streeter.
SUMMARY: Looks at the disintegration of the strong Black family of twenty-five years ago, telling how now half of all Black families are headed by a single parent and that 60 percent of all Black children are born out of wedlock. Reporter Bill Moyers talks to Blacks in a Newark, N.J., ghetto in order to show the consequences of these problems.
Video Resources on the Constitution (DVD).
CAST: Stephen G. Breyer, Anthony Kennedy, Sandra Day O'Connor, Antonin Scalia, John G. Roberts, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
CREDITS: Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands.
SUMMARY: Conversations on the Constitution between high school students and Supreme Court justices. Documentaries chronicling key moments that defined our understanding of the role of an independent judiciary and the landmark decisions in Baker v. Carr (1962) and Reynolds v. Sims (1964) that helped to establish equality in voting and representation.
Disc 1. Conversations on the Constitution: A conversation on the Constitution with Justice Anthony M. Kennedy: The importance of the Yick Wo Case -- A conversation on the Constitution with Justices Stephen G. Breyer, Sandra Day O'Connor, and Anthony M. Kennedy: The importance of the Japanese Internment Cases -- A conversation on the Constitution with Justices Stephen G. Breyer and Antonin Scalia: Judicial interpretations -- Disc 2. The Constitution project documentaries: The Constitution project: One person, one vote -- The Constitution project: an independent judiciary -- Disc 3. Conversations on the Constitution: A conversation with Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. on the origin, nature and importance of the Supreme Court -- A conversation on the Constitution with Justices Stephen G. Breyer, Sandra Day O'Connor, and Anthony M. Kennedy: Judicial independence -- A conversation on the Constitution with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Fourteenth Amendment.
A Video Tour of the CCH Standard Federal Tax Reporter (VHS). 23 min.
Published: Chicago: CCH Inc., 1994.
SUMMARY: Instructional video showing how to use the CCH Standard federal tax reporter, including how to research by number, by subject, or by case name.
Virginia v. Black: 538 U.S. 343 (2003) (DVD). 24 min.
Distinctive Aspects of American Law Project, Duke University School of Law.
SUMMARY: This case focuses on the case of KKK leader Barry Black who was arrested for cross burning in Carroll County, Virginia and whether or not the Virginia statute banning cross burning and his arrest under that statute violated his First Amendment right of free speech.
Visions of Excellence (VHS).
Published: Rochester, N.Y.: Lawyers Cooperative Publishing, 1994.
Sponsored by the American Inns of Court.
Trial of William Shakespeare
Preparing and taking depositions the right way and the wrong way
Persona non grata, or, Am I my sibling's keeper?
Meet the press: lawyers, judges, ethics and the news media
Judge baiting, error creating and other ethical conundrums
Technology in the courtroom
Preparation, direct & cross examination of a difficult witness
Effective jury selection techniques
Sex, discovery and Uncle Sam
Lies, delusions and treachery
Voices from Inside: A Documentary (VHS). 75 min.
CREDITS: Producer/director, Karina Epperlein; cinematography, John Knoop; sound recording, Jaime Kibben; editing, Nila Bogue and Joanne Feinberg; sound design & mix, Eric Schurig.
SUMMARY: em>Voices from Inside follows German-born theater artist Karina Epperlein into a federal women's prison where she is teaching weekly classes as a volunteer. Her racially mixed group of women prisoners becomes a circle of trust and healing.
Vokes v. Arthur Murray Video Supplement (Dance Schools) (VHS). 15 min.
First segment of the Oct. 27, 1999 television program 20/20.
SUMMARY: A Florida dance club chain uses unsavory tactics to lure large sums of money from elderly women.
The West Education Network (VHS). 39 min.
Published: Eagen, MN: West Group, 1998.
Kit contains video, paper guide and paper table of contents sheet.
SUMMARY: Describes the company's Web-based legal education subscription service.
Making the connection
Using TWEN: a guide for professors
The West Group Research Universe (VHS). 46 min.
CREDITS: Narrated by Robert C. Berring.
SUMMARY: Introduction to legal research using WESTLAW and other West Group products.
West's Introduction to Legal Research (VHS). 79 min.
Published: St. Paul, MN: West Publishing Co., 1987.
SUMMARY: Explains the legal resources published by West.
2. Case law reporters
6. Secondary material
7. Special searches
8. Putting it all together
What Jennifer Saw (VHS). 60 min.
Originally broadcast Feb. 25, 1997 on PBS as a segment of Frontline.
CREDITS: Written, produced and directed by Ben Loeterman.
SUMMARY: Examines the reliability of eyewitness identification and the implications of DNA evidence for the American justice system. Considers the case of Ronald Cotton who spent eleven years in prison before DNA evidence proved him innocent of rape.
What Went Wrong? Conversations with Disciplined Lawyers: A Documentary (VHS) . 60 min.
Published: Birmingham, MI: Distributed by Weil Productions, 1985.
CREDITS: By Lawrence Dubin.
SUMMARY: A one hour video documentary about lawyers who have been disciplined for acts of misconduct.
Will the Death Penalty Remain Alive in the Twenty-first Century? International Norms, Discrimination, Arbitrariness, and the Risk of Executing the Innocent (DVD & VHS). 90 min.
12th Thomas E. Fairchild lecture,presented at the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2000.
CREDITS: Lecturer: Stephen B. Bright.
Willard Hurst: Chastened Progressive (VHS). 60 min.
Address presented at University of Wisconsin Law School, June 28, 2005, by Robert W. Gordon.
CAST: Presenter: Robert W. Gordon
Willful Infringement (DVD). 58 min.
Published by Fiat Lucre LLC.
"A report from the front lines of the real culture wars: Lawrence Lessig & Mickey Mouse, Carrie McLaren & Public Enemy, Don Joyce & U2, Larry Gross & Star Wars, Andy Warhol & Mona Lisa, Ezra G & DJ Akiko, Hot Rocks & The Rolling stones, Pretzel & Critters."
CREDITS: Produced by Jed Horovitz; directed by Greg Hittelman.
SUMMARY: Argues that fair use within U.S. copyright law is being eroded. "Learn how corporations use 'statutory damages' as a secret weapon to collect hundreds of thousands of dollars from people who are guilty until proven innocent"--Jewell case
The Wisconsin Idea and Legal Research: From the ASSA to Willard Hurst (VHS). 60 min.
Address given at University of Wisconsin Law School, Apr. 26, 2005.
CAST: Presented by Christopher L. Tomlins.
SUMMARY: In this talk Dr. Tomlins traces the intellectual origins of the Wisconsin Idea to the first sustained encounters of law with social science in post-Civil War United States. (The American Social Science Association (ASSA) was established in 1865.) He then explores two twentieth century variations on the Wisconsin Idea: the law and economics scholarship of John R. Commons, and the law and society scholarship of Willard Hurst.
The Wisconsin Law Review Symposium on New Legal Realism (VHS). ca. 4 hrs.
Symposium held February 18, 2005, at the University of Wisconsin Law School, co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Law Review, the Latino/a Law Students Association, and the Black Law Students Association.
Introductory remarks / Elizabeth Mertz -- Beyond legal aesthetics / Victoria Nourse -- The new v. the old legal realism: things ain't what they used to be / Stewart Macaulay -- A new realism for legal studies / Arthur McEvoy -- Property and Chicano poverty: a fractionalized legal template from the US Mexico War to the present / Guadalupe Luna -- Interrogating law & economics theory: evaluating the role of race in property sales in rural North Carolina / Thomas Mitchell.
With All Deliberate Speed (DVD). 111 min.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2004.
CAST: Narrated by Jeffrey Wright; participants, Mekhi Phifer, Larenz Tate, Terry Kinney, Alicia Keys.
CREDITS: Producers, Adam D. Singer, Tommy Walker, Peter Gilbert, Nancy LeBrun; writer, Nathan Antila.
SUMMARY: On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the case of Brown vs. Board of Education that the concept of "separate but equal" school segregation was unconstitutional. Director Peter Gilbert explores the history and legacy of the legal decision.
Working with Emotional Clients: The Virtual Tranquilzer for Lawyers. 3 hrs.
Issued by the American Bar Association in 2010.
CAST: Andra Medea, author.
SUMMARY: Addresses the best ways to get clients past their emotions to become effective parts of their advocacy.
Writ Writer (DVD) . 54 min.
CAST: Narrator, Jesse Borrego.
CREDITS: Cinematography by Deborah Eve Lewis; edited by Karen Skloss (and others); music by Gabe Rhodes and Joel Guzman; narration adapted by Dagoberto Gilb.
SUMMARY: The film documents the transformation of Fred Arispe Cruz, from a barrio delinquent on drugs to the hero of the prison reform movement in Texas. Coming of age at the dawn of the civil rights movement, Cruz landed in prison for robbery in 1961. Horrified by the rampant brutality of prison life, he studied law religiously and wrote a string of lawsuits against the prison system. His pen and writs of habeas corpus--along with help from a lady lawyer sent to assist the poor--shook the prison system to its core, and launched the prisoners' rights movement in Texas.
Wrongful Convictions, National Security, and Sentencing (VHS). 60 min.
Lecture delivered at the University of Wisconsin Law School on April 21, 2004, co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Innocence Project of the Law School's Frank J. Remington Center, the University of Wisconsin chapter of the American Constitution Society, and the Criminal Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin.
CAST: Speaker: Janet Reno.
SUMMARY: Janet Reno spoke on wrongful convictions and the unreliability of eyewitness identification.
You and the Commercial (VHS). 50 min.
Taped from a KCET, Los Angeles, broadcast of April 26, 1973.
SUMMARY: Documentary about television advertising.
You and Your Deposition (VHS) . 25 min.
Published: Madison, WI: Capital Three Productions, 1987.
CAST: Elizabeth Beale, Jack Howard, Carol Rathe, Carl Ames.
CREDITS: Narrated by Gary Kobs; written by Richard Rashke; produced and directed by David Brega.
You Are There. Abraham Lincoln's Great Moments (DVD). 50 min.
Originally aired on television as CBS TV series in 1955.
CAST: Hosted by Walter Cronkite.
CREDITS: The emancipation Proclamation: edited by James D. Ballas; director of photography, Ed Fitzgerald; directed by Bernard Girard; produced by James Fonda; written by Howard Rodman.
The Gettysburg address: written by Leslie Slote; directed by Sidney Lumet; produced by Charles W. Russell.
SUMMARY: The Emancipation Proclamation: January 1st, 1863. One hundred days ago, President Abraham Lincoln issued an ultimatum to the South: either lay down your arms or set all slaves free. Tensions are building and the President must make a crucial decision. The Ohio volunteers, slaves and abolitionists pray for the emancipation.
The Gettysburg address: November 19th, 1863. President Abraham Lincoln is set to address a crowd in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to dedicate a cemetery memorializing the Union soldiers who died in battle. Prior to the speech, both northerners and southerners, including one of Grant's generals, General Sherman and the President of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis voice their conflicting opinions about the war and what they anticipate will be said by Lincoln.
You Will Be a Credible Witness at Trial! The 3 Steps and 10 C's for Clients and Lay Witnesses Testifying at Trial (DVD). 42 min.
Issued by the American Bar Association.
CREDITS: Author & commentator, Jan Mills Spaeth.
SUMMARY: About the dos and don'ts of trial testimony.
You Will Be a Credible Witness at Your Deposition! Witness Preparation for Deposition (DVD). 45 min.
Issued by the American Bar Association.
CREDITS: By Jan Mills Spaeth.
SUMMARY: About the dos and don'ts of deposition testimony.
Your Divorce Deposition (VHS) . 21 min.
Published: Madison, WI: State Bar of Wisconsin, 1989.
SUMMARY: This program presents a proven method to aid attorney preparation of clients prior to depositions in divorce cases which will result in better testimony.
Zhao Liang: 3 Films Documentaires (3-DVD set).
In Mandarin with optional English and French subtitles.
CREDITS: Sylvie Blum, Laure Croiset, Nonglux Thongdard. C. Villeminot.
SUMMARY: The first film is a documentary on a place in Beijing where people come to wait for their petitions to be heard. Many of the people waiting in this place have been trying for years to right wrongs that have been done in the past. The second film is about a city in a northern border town in the Liao Ning Province and the military patrols that supplement the police to keep order in the town. The last films are about a group of drug users and their families, the poor in Beijing. The three short films are about Beijing scenes, an enactment of a young man destroying things in a deserted building and, the last, an experimental film with the film first playing too fast and then too slow.