April 21, 2014

Lawyers in Film Course Offered by Law School

I’m writing from the Law School because I thought that students in your group, the Entrepreneurship Club, may be interested in registering for a unique new course being offered by the Law School. It is called “Lawyers in Film” and is taught by Professor Stephen Cribari who, in addition to being a highly regarded law professor, is a published playwright and screenplay author. The course examines the influence Hollywood has had on how lawyers and society perceive lawyers, the legal profession, and the ethical standards of the legal profession by critiquing depictions of lawyers and professional ethics portrayed in film and television.

By viewing a variety of films and television programs, discussing them in class, and engaging in small group work, students will develop skills in critically evaluating popular media, evaluating ethical issues, and gaining an increased understanding of the civic role in society played by lawyers and the legal system. You can find a full description of the course here: http://www.law.umn.edu/current/alphabetical-course-list/details.html?courseNumber=6111
In case you didn’t know, undergraduate and graduate students from other departments are welcome to register for many courses offered by the Law School. You can find more information here: https://www.law.umn.edu/legaledprograms/non-jd-students.html