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Check it Out: Movies (and TV) at the Law Library   Tags: dvd, movies, video  

Browse selected legally related feature films you can check out from the law library. You can also check out the book Movie Therapy for Law Students from the law library.
Last Updated: Feb 12, 2014 URL: http://lawlibguides.seattleu.edu/movies Print Guide RSS Updates

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The Accused
Call Number: LAW-Reserve (Videos) VC-A003a
A fiercely independent woman is gang raped, then battles the legal system twice, going after both her attackers and the onlookers whose cheering fueled and encouraged the assault. Academy Award, 1989: Best Actress (Jodie Foster).
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Adam's Rib
Call Number: LAW-Reserve (Videos) VC-A017
A husband and wife lawyer team clash when the wife defends a woman on trial for shooting her spouse. The lawyer-husband is the prosecutor.
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All of Me
Call Number: AW-Reserve (Videos) VC-A020
Roger Cobb is a swinging bachelor, a lawyer, and a jazz musician. Edwina Cutwaters is a terminally ill spinster who is given another chance at life if her soul can be transported into another woman. However, the guru goofs, and Edwina's soul takes over the right side of Roger.
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All the President's Men
Call Number: LAW-Reserve (Videos) VC-A018
The true story of how Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncovered the White House involvement in the Watergate break in.
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Amistad
Call Number: LAW-Reserve (Videos) VC-A014
Chronicles the 1839 revolt on board the slave ship Amistad bound for America. Much of the story involves the court-room drama about the slave who led the revolt.
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The Amistad Revolt: "All We Want is Make us Free" - produced & directed by Karyl K. Evans; written by Jeremy Brecher
Call Number: LAW-Reserve (Videos)
This documentary tells the story of the 1839 Amistad Revolt and the ensuing campaign to free the Africans jailed for murder and piracy.

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Anatomy of a Murder
Call Number: LAW-Reserve (Videos) VC-A013a
"Emotions flare as a jealous Army lieutenant pleads innocent to murdering the rapist of his seductive, beautiful wife" -- Container.
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...And Justice for All
Call Number: LAW-Reserve (Videos) VC-A019
A young lawyer battles not only one-on-one injustice, but the whole justice system itself.
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Billy Budd
Call Number: LAW-Reserve (Videos) VC-B029
An innocent, naive British Naval seaman is accused and tried of murdering the sadistic master-at-arms.
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The Bonfire of the Vanities
Call Number: LAW-Reserve (Videos) VC-B028
A Wall Street wheeler-dealer has everything going his way. But one night, in the right car with the wrong woman, he took a wrong turn at the wrong place, and nothing has gone right ever since!
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Boys Don't Cry
Call Number: LAW-Reserve (Videos) VC-B013a
A transgendered youth starts living as a man, and assumes the name Brandon Teena. He moves to a tiny Nebraska town and begins making new friends under his new identity. All goes well until his new friends discover his secret. Based on a true story about hope, fear, and the courage it takes to be yourself.
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Bread and Roses
Call Number: LAW-Reserve (Videos) VC-B025
Maya is an illegal alien who has crossed the U.S. border from Mexico to search for her sister Rosa, and to begin a new life. While working, Maya happens upon Sam Shapiro, a muckraking lawyer and union agitator whom the service-workers' union has assigned to bring its "justice for janitors" campaign to the building. Appalled at the work conditions and unfair labor practices, Maya and Sam team up to fight her employer.
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Breaker Morant
Call Number: LAW-Reserve (Videos) VC-B027
Based on a true story, this is the tale of three soldiers who are court-martialed at the end of the Boer War. In one of the most controversial court-martials in military history, they are defended by Major Thomas, a small town Australian solicitor who was only given one day in order to prepare for the case.
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