Sessions Information

  • January 3, 2017
    7:00 pm - 10:15 pm
    Session Type: AALS Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: Hilton San Francisco Union Square
    Room: Continental Ballroom 1
    Floor: Ballroom Level

    Sponsored by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

    The Law and Film Series presents films chosen for their cinematic and legal value, identifying film resources for possible classroom instructional purposes, as well as for raising general awareness of the connection between law and film. For each of the two nights of film showings, we will present films chosen by the AALS Annual Meeting Film Advisory Committee. There will be brief discussions and commentary in connection with the films.

    Anatomy of a Murder is a 1959 film directed by Otto Preminger, and is widely considered a classic film. It was nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture, and three of the actors were also Oscar-nominated. It features James Stewart, Ben Gazzara, Lee Remick, and George C. Scott in a small town murder mystery, and is framed by an exquisite Duke Ellington musical score, which won a Grammy for best soundtrack. The film turns on a fascinating series of trial tactics, evidence, mental states, and professional ethics. After the film, there will be a moderated discussion.

Session Speakers
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center

Session Fees
  • [3080] AALS Law and Film Series - The Feature Film Selection: Anatomy of a Murder: $0.00