Course Description for Law and Cinema
Law and Cinema
The course in law and the cinema is intended to deepen and enrich the students’ understanding of both law and the cinema and the many ways in which they influence each other. This course focuses on legal history, practice and ethical issues, and how the cinematic portrayal of the legal system influences the way law is actually practiced. How law and the legal system is portrayed in the motion picture industry, in particular, creates images and perceptions that may vary, to some degree, from the reality of the life of the law.