Project #69542 - business law movie review project

At the end of these instructions is a list of just a few of the

hundreds of law-related movies that are available on the market

 

(up to 50 points)

PRINT YOUR NAME: _________________________

NAME OF MOVIE: _________________________

YEAR OF RELEASE: _________________________

DIRECTOR: _________________________

MAIN ACTORS/ACTRESSES: _________________________________

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A. Describe in a page the FACTS of the case the movie is about.

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B Describe two significant legal  ISSUES that this movie brought up.

(Remember that  FACTS are not the same as legal ISSUES. As an example,  in the movie THE ACCUSED, the character played by Jodie Foster is raped

in a tavern. That is one of the FACTS of the case. One of the legal  ISSUES was the use of PLEA BARGAIN - the prosecutor was willing to let  the rapists "plea bargain" to lesser crimes.)  

Legal ISSUE #1________________________________________________________  

Legal ISSUE #2________________________________________________________  

C. Take either ISSUE #1 or ISSUE #2, and look up in a book in the  college library (or any other library or law library), or a legal web-site, as a reference that gives you greater understanding of this issue,  so that you can describe the general rule of law about this issue, and  any significant exceptions.   Title of Book used for ­­­–reference:______________________________________  or Website citation: ___________________________________  Author of Book:___________________________________________________  Copyright year:_____________(be sure to use as current a source as  possible!)

 D.  Describe in your own words what you think the  general rule of lawis about this particular ISSUE (and significant exceptions), and why  you think the general rule makes sense (or doesn't!).  ______________________________________________________________________  ______________________________________________________________________  ______________________________________________________________________  ______________________________________________________________________      

 

 

I have put a short list of some of the many law-related movies that you may want to look at  - but you do not have to stick to this list!)

Some suggestions for Business-Law-Related MOVIES TO WATCH & REVIEW

Some of the newer films may be available through Blockbuster or one of the other major video rental outlets. For the older classics, you may have to look at one of the "specialty" rental shops like Video Isle (top of Queen Anne Hill or on Fremont just South of 45th) or Scarecrow Video (5030 Roosevelt Way NE in the U District).

1. ORIGINAL INTENT (1991); with Kris Kristofferson, Candy Clark, Jay Richardson, Martin Sheen. Eviction of a homeless shelter. Landlord/Tenant issues.

2. THE PAPER CHASE (1973); with Timothy Bottoms, John Houseman and Lindsay Wagner. Law student's first year at Harvard Law School (mainly in contracts class).

3. THE VERDICT (1982); with Paul Newman, James Mason and Charlotte Rampling. Alcoholic lawyer takes on a malpractice case. Possible unethical actions by attorneys on both sides of the case!

4. TWELVE ANGRY MEN (1957); with Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, E.G. Marshall & Jack Klugman. CLASSIC jury film; intense jury dispute; how a jury evaluates a case. This is the Original!  There is a recent (1998 I think) version also with Keanu Reeves, but I don’t know how it compares. Not strictly speaking a ‘‘business law’’ film, but it does show the operation of jury deliberation!

5. MY COUSIN VINNY; fairly recent comedy with a newly-licensed attorney representing a family member wrongly accused of murder. It touches on a few serious legal issues regarding preparation for trial, even with the comedy.  Again, not a ‘‘business-law’’ case, but plenty regarding legal representation.

6. ABSENCE OF MALICE (1981); with Paul Newman and Sally Field. Freedom of the press and defamation of character.

These are just a few of the hundreds of law-related movies out there.  If you find other good "law-related" movies not listed above you think would be appropriate, let me know and we'll add it to this

list!!

 

 

 

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