Prof. Corpora interviews labor law experts Robert Levin and Marshall Babson about various aspects of a strike by seven local unions against several grocery store chains in Southern California in 2003-2004.
Explores the conflicts over land use from the perspectives of five participants (a developer, a farmer turned developer, a reluctant farmer activist, and two anti-growth activists). Presents the attempt of one commmunity in the Bluegrass region of Central Kentucky to reconcile the conflicting notions of progress, preservation, individual and community rights, and the American way.
Examines the Battle of the Little Bighorn, known as "Custer's Last Stand," from an Indian and white man's perspective. Uses journals, oral accounts, Indian ledger drawings, archival footage, and feature films to present the dual viewpoints of this historic event. VHS.
Within the context of the current disfavor for lawyers on the part of the American public, this film looks at the roles lawyers have played in American history and in the development of American society. The growing demand for attorney accountability and the conflicts generated are also examined.
1. Basics -- 2. Case finding and the future of cases -- 3. Citators and secondary source research -- 4. Statutes, legislative history and administrative materials -- 5. Legal research on the internet and research strategies. VHS
Heather Courtney's film interweaves video letters carried across the U.S.-Mexico border by the film's director with the personal stories of women left behind in post-NAFTA Mexico. The video letters provides a way for these women to communicate with both loved ones and strangers on the other side of the border, and illustrates an unjust truth - as an American Courtney can carry these video letters back and forth across a border that these women are not legally allowed to cross. Focusing on a side of the immigration story rarely told by the media or touched upon in the national debate, the film offers a fresh perspective, painting a complex portrait of families torn apart by economics, communities dying at the hands of globalization, and governments incapable or unwilling to do anything about it.
Fletcher Reede is a fast-talking attorney and habitual liar. When his son Max blows out the candles on his fifth birthday cake, he has just one wish: that his dad will stop lying for 24 hours. When his son's wish comes true, Fletcher discovers that his biggest asset, his mouth, has become his biggest liability.
A study of the work of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, as South Africans confront their apartheid past. Four cases demonstrate how the commission works, what faces the witnesses telling their stories, the defendants seeking amnesty, and the pain and anger experieced as they relive the past.
"The Lord is Not on Trial Here Today tells the personal story behind one of the most important and landmark first amendment cases in U.S. history, the case that established the separation of church and state in public schools. The film recounts what plaintiff Vashti McCollum later described as "three years of headlines, headaches, and hatred", but which eventually led to a decision that still resonates in the church-state conflicts of today -- more than 60 years after the original decision in McCollum vs. Board of Education." Container.
"'We build the buildings, we do the hardest jobs, and still they don't want us.' These are the words of Juan Ignacio Gutierrez, a Nicaraguan profiled in the film Los Trabajadores/The Workers, winner of the International Documentary Association David Wolper Student Award. Los Trabajadores tells the story of immigrant day laborers, placing their struggles and contributions in the context of the economic development of Austin, Texas. Through the stories of Juan from Nicaragua and Ramon from Mexico, and through the controversy surrounding the relocation of a day labor site from downtown to a residential neighborhood, the film examines the misconceptions and contradictions inherent in America's dependence on and discrimination against immigrant labor. As Juan says, 'they say Austin is growing, but thanks to whom?'"--Container.
The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court.
Program examines legal and ethical dilemmas that can arise between an attorney and client. Role play and discussion are based on an attorney whose client violates a domestic violence injunction. Visions of excellence ; v. 12. VHS.