A moving story of a first-year Harvard Law School student who comes to terms with his dreams in America's most competitive school. Hart finds he must survive much more than the pressures, all-night cramming and insecurities he expected. He becomes fearful of a brilliant professor, who terrorizes some, inspires others and who easily seperates the men from the boys.
The French General Staff, safely behind the lines, sends orders for what amounts to a suicide mission. To cover up their fatal blunder, three soldiers are arrested and made scapegoats. Captures the spirit of Humphrey Cobb's novel in presenting a harsh attack on the futility of war in general and World War I in particular. A blistering indictment of military politics. The desolation, cynicism, and futility of war are embodied in this film based on a novel that took as its subject a real incident from World War I. Three innocent French soldiers are tried and convicted of cowardice, after their battalion fails to take a heavily fortified German position. Colonel Dax, a lawyer in civilian life, attempts to defend the men, who were chosen by a random drawing of lots. The General Staff, comfortable and safe behind the lines, demands they be executed to inspire the troops remaining in the trenches. Critical of the military hierarchy, and the class divisions that inspire the antipathy of common soldiers for the officer class, the film is renowned for its depiction of the callous treatment of the condemned men, taking their lives in so arbitrary a fashion.
Deciding to become a lawyer (4 min., 50 sec.) -- Public perceptions of lawyers (5 min., 10 sec.) -- Law as business (13 min., 20 sec.) -- Clients (12 min.) -- Service (15 min., 20 sec.) -- Discovery (11 min., 50 sec.) -- Civility (11 min., 50 sec.) -- Quality of life (23 min., 50 sec.) -- Gender (11 min., 30 sec.)
Each segment contains commentary from several practicing lawyers on the nature of the legal profession in the 1980s, especially regarding practice in private law firms. Specifically intended for use in facilitating discussion among groups of practicing lawyers or law students.
Two competing lawyer join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops, their courage overcomes the prejudice and corruption of their powerful adversaries.
Examines the prevalence of plea bargaining in the American justice system, and the failures of justice that result when the practice is misused. Nearly 95 percent of all cases resulting in felony convictions never reach a jury, but instead are settled through plea bargains, in which a defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for a reduced sentence. Critics contend that the push to resolve cases through plea bargains jeopardizes the constitutional rights of defendants, who may be pressured to admit their guilt whether they are guilty or not.
Program examines witness preparation and examination from both plaintiff and defense perspectives. An injury resulting from a high-speed police chase provides the fact pattern for role play and discussion. V.9 of the Visions of Excellence series. VHS
Rusty Sabich's been swept up in an obsessive affair with a coworker in the prosecutor's office. When she is murdered, he's asked to lead the investigation. Then, astonishingly, he's accused of the crime. He's the perfect suspect and his fight to clear his name pulls him into a whirpool of lies and secrets.
Video examines organized AIDS/HIV pro bono programs in New York N.Y., Houston, Tex. and Macon, Ga. The legal needs of persons with AIDS and HIV, the many opportunities for pro bono work in the AIDS epidemic and the experiences and attitudes of the attorneys involved are covered. VHS