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University Connected Learning
This course will view six to twelve films that portray lawyers and the legal system. Osher members will view the films assigned for the week at home or in a planned weekly library session, and should come prepared to participate in course discussions. We will focus on the criminal and civil justice systems, the jury trial, legal education, and even how the films tackle the attempt by the legal system to deal with the complex cultural issues of their time. Film clips from the movies viewed or other similar films will be shown as part of the presentation and discussion. Included in the films assigned will be Paper Chase, Anatomy of a Murder, Twelve Angry Men, Runaway Jury, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Verdict, A Civil Action, and Erin Brockovich. Members may access these films through the public library system, Amazon Prime Online, iTunes, Netflix, Comcast's Xfinity On Demand, Hulu, or another online service. The instructor will also loan out one or two copies of the films.