Response to “Slippery Slope”

I’m the “someone” who suggested that constitutionally questionable laws that address primal fears and reactive tendencies (which Mr. Werblowsky inaccurately describes as “morals”), while legally well-intentioned and emotionally intoxicating, have no place in a society that sets (or purports to, at least) its legal principles according to constitutional prescriptions, and then, seeks to carefully mold

Eli Stone: Eli Makes Junior Partner

So this isn’t the way I pictured Eli Stone getting “rid” of his brain aneurysm but that’s why someone else gets paid to write the show while I just watch it. Religiously. This past week’s show (April 17) begins with everyone at Stone’s law office treating him gingerly. Being that he’s about to get a

Eli Stone: Matters of the Heart

San Francisco lawyer Eli Stone has a brain aneurysm. The malady has left him with an “annoying” side effect: a few times a day, he’s struck with prophet-like visions or wacky daydreams, depending on how Stone feels like classifying them that day. For better or for worse, these visions give him an idea of what

Opening Night at the Film Festival

The HBO Theater was seated to capacity, which required a separate room for another several dozen of our guests.  The opening night film, Little Rock Central: 50 Years Later, offered a tremendous opportunity for a serious discussion about the way in which legal system desegregated American schools, but, in doing so, perhaps did not alleviate

On November 15th, the Forum on Law, Culture & Society will be presenting “L.A. Law, Remembered: A Conversation with cast members Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker beginning at 8:00 p.m

L.A. Law forever changed the landscape of dramatic television.  Indeed, without L.A. Law many of its successors, such as Law & Order and Boston Legal would never have made it to network television.  Critically-acclaimed with multiple Emmy and Golden Globe awards, it was a time piece of the 1980’s, a show that featured a glamorous

Forum News

Greetings from the Forum! Summer is progressing, as are plans for the First Annual Fordham Law Film Festival taking place this fall. This site,, will provide updates on the Festival as they become available. Bookmark us and tell everyone you know to check us out! For more information, e-mail Also, WFUV’s (Fordham University’s